Tigers re-sign Jose Valverde
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Detroit Tigers have made no promises to Jose Valverde. The right-hander they call Papa Grande, who led the American League with 49 saves just two years ago, must prove he can still pitch well enough to warrant a spot in the back of their bullpen.
But the Tigers, who don't have a set closer after letting the three-time All-Star become a free agent, took a step Thursday toward bringing Valverde back by agreeing to terms on a minor-league contract.
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