Jose Valverde

#46 RP / San Diego Padres / EXP: 12YRS / MINORS Height: 6-4 Weight: 255 lb Age: 37 College: No College Bats/Throws R/R

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    • by Shawn Krest |

      Jose Valverde gets 80-game PED suspension

      Free agent pitcher Jose Valverde received an 80-game suspension after testing positive for the PED stanozolol, per MASN. Valverde was released from the Nationals' Triple-A team in Syracuse after posting 10 saves and a 2.39 ERA this season.

    • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

      Nationals grant RP Jose Valverde his release

      Veteran closer Jose Valverde was granted his release by the Nationals on Wednesday, per The Washington Post. Valverde had 10 saves and a 2.39 ERA in 27 appearances for Triple-A Syracuse, but had an opt-out in his contract that said he could be released if he was not promoted. Valverde has 288 MLB saves in his 12-year career -- he last pitched in the majors in 2014 with the Mets.

    • by Igor Mello |

      Nationals' Jose Valverde will join Triple-A Syracuse on Wednesday

      Nationals reliever Jose Valverde will join Triple-A Syracuse on Wednesday, manager Matt Williams told reporters, per Comcast SportsNet Washington. The 37-year-old Valverde signed a minor-league deal with the club last week, and had his fastball clocked in the mid-90s (mph) while working out at the team's spring training complex in Florida. Williams added that reports have been positive so far, and that the organization will learn if he'll be able to contribute at the big-league level in the near future. "He's throwing the ball good. He's throwing the ball like he has in the past, mid-90s fastball," Williams said, per the Washington Post. "He's been a wonderful teammate to everybody down there. He's taking care of the kids, and now he's getting a chance to further the progression and see if he can help us. He was very interested in coming and being a part of it if possible, so that's kind of where we're at. He's going to keep throwing."

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Nationals agree to minor-league deal with Jose Valverde

      The Nationals have agreed to a minor-league deal with free agent reliever Jose Valverde, according to Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Valverde has reported to the team's spring training complex in Florida, a source told FOX Sports. He has been working out at the Nationals' spring complex for about a week. The 37-year-old reliever, who is known as Papa Grande, has been a free agent since opting out of his minor-league deal with the Padres in early April. The former major-league closer is 27-33 with a 3.27 ERA and 288 saves in 12 MLB seasons. However, he has struggled the last two seasons, going 1-2 with a 5.63 ERA and 1.45 WHIP for the Tigers and Mets. He has 11 saves and has made just 41 appearances since 2013.

    • by Igor Mello |

      Repport: Jose Valverde will opt out of contract, become free agent

      Padres veteran reliever Jose Valverde has informed the club he will opt out of his minor-league contract, and the team will grant him his release, according to on Thursday. Valverde, 37, logged an ERA of 5.66 and 23:10 K:BB ratio in 20 2/3 innings before he was cut by the Mets last season. He has not had an ERA lower than 5.59 since 2012. He is 0-2 with a 4.15 ERA over 8 2/3 innings of work this spring.

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Preller: Jose Valverde has a good chance of making Padres roster

      Padres veteran reliever Jose Valverde is 0-2 with a 4.50 ERA through four spring outings. His numbers don't exactly jump off the page, but apparently the former major-league closer is doing enough to pitch his way into contention for a spot in the bullpen, per "He has a good chance of making the team," Padres general manager A.J. Preller said on Tuesday morning. Manager Bud Black also likes what he sees from Valverde, who said he feels like he is 21 years old because he is throwing 98 mph. "Valverde is doing great," Black said Tuesday. "His stuff is good. His velocity seems to be back. Good split-finger, he had a good winter ball. There's a presence to him. He's an experienced guy with where he's been and what he's done in his career. He's that guy who's been through it from April to October. That goes a long way. We'll see how it plays out."

    • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

      Padres pitcher Jose Valverde turning heads during spring training

      Padres pitcher Jose Valverde hasn't been able to play a full season in the majors in two years. But that's not stopping him from making a comeback in 2015, reports Valverde, set to turn 37 this month, threw one scoreless inning Friday and struck out two. "I feel great," Valverde said. "The way I feel right now is how I felt my first year with the Diamondbacks [in 2003, at age 25]. It's my arm, mental, everything."

    • by Igor Mello |

      Padres sign Scott Elbert, Jose Valverde to minor-league deals

      The Padres have signed pitchers Scott Elbert and Jose Valverde to minor-league deals on Saturday. Elbert posted a 2.08 ERA, 1.15 WHIP over 4 1/3 innings last season for the Dodgers. Valverde, 36, logged an ERA of 5.66 and 23:10 K:BB ratio in 20 2/3 innings before he was cut by the Mets last season.

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Jose Valverde released following loss Monday

      Mets reliever Jose Valverde had a pretty unforgettable Monday. After taking the loss in Monday's game against the Pirates, the Mets announced minutes after the game went final they released the veteran reliever, who held the role of closer earlier this season. Valverde entered Monday's game with the Mets leading 2-1 and with two outs in the eighth inning. He was immediately greeted by a Starling Marte doubled, who scored one batter later on Jose Tabata's RBI single. Valverde retired Clint Barmes to escape the jam, but he ran into more trouble in the ninth inning. Valverde allowed a one-out single to Neil Walker and a walk to Andrew McCutchen before Gaby Sanchez put Pittsburgh ahead with a two-RBI single. Valverde was then replaced by Carlos Torres, who allowed Sanchez to score on a Russell Martin double. Valverde (1-1) was charged with four runs on four hits and one walk in two-thirds inning. His ERA ballooned to 5.56 before his release.

    • by Chris Cwik |

      Daisuke Matsuzaka, Jose Valverde will close Friday

      If the Mets have a save situation Friday, either Daisuke Matsuzaka or Jose Valverde will close, according to The club has been utilizing a closer by committee approach the past few games. Matsuzaka has picked up one save this year. Valverde has recorded two saves this season.

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