Detroit Tigers closer Jose Valverde, who coughed up big leads in his last two appearances, has been put on the shelf, manager Jim Leyland said before Sunday's second game of the American League Championship Series.
The Sports Network Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland said Sunday that Jose Valverde will not be his closer for Game 2 of the American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees...He failed to protect a 4-0 lead, yielding two-run homers...
One major question came from Detroit's epic, almost blown, win last night in the Bronx: Are the Yankees that clutch in the ninth inning, or is Jose Valverde that bad? Don't let the win fool you, the Tigers' and Jim Leyland were definitely...
The Globe & Mail
The Associated Press Published Sunday, Oct. 14 2012, 2:11 PM EDT Last updated Sunday, Oct. 14 2012, 2:12 PM EDT Jose Valverde won't close for the Detroit Tigers in Game 2 of the AL championship series but manager Jim Leyland says the reliever is...