And now it’s time for another episode of ‘Being Fired on Your Day Off’ this time staring Jose Valverde.
The slumping Tigers closer has been toiling away in a Triple A affiliate in Toledo when he got the news that he was released from the team.
Valverde is a 35 year old vet and a proven closer, but as of the last 2 seasons his performance has dipped significantly. He signed the minor league deal back in April, and in his stint has seen his ERA balloon to 5.59 in 19 and 1/3 innings.
The Tigers have seen given the job of closer to Joaquin Benoit, and also have Jose Veras to add some depth to their bullpen.
Happy trails to Valverde.
H/T: CBS Sports