Oct 10, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Jose Valverde (46) pitches the ball against the Oakland Athletics during the ninth inning of game four of the 2012 ALDS at O.co Coliseum. The Oakland Athletics defeated the Detroit Tigers 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Twitter Reacts to Jose Valverde Closing For The Tigers

It was surreal at Comerica Park as Jose Valverde returned to the team for the first time since the 2012 play-off meltdown. Valverde who signed a minor league contract was promoted to the Detroit Tigers yesterday from Lakeland. If you were a screen writer you couldn’t have written it any better as the much maligned Valverde jumped out of the dugout to close out another Tigers game.  Papa Grande came out to the mound throwing nothing but fastbalsl and induced two ground balls before a long flyout to Billy Butler to end the game.

National Sports writers took to twitter to applaud The Big Potato:





Jose Valverde may get another chance today as the Detroit Tigers finish a rain shortened series against the Royals at Comerica Park. 1:05 first pitch you can catch the game on Fox Sports Detroit.

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