Jose Valverde 47 | Pitcher

New York Mets

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Apr 13, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Valverde blew up in spectacular fashion Saturday, allowing a three-run home run to Raul Ibanez to tie the game. Impact: After retiring the first two hitters, Valverde surrendered a single to David Freese and then walked Erick Aybar. On a 1-0 count, Ibanez golfed a low fastball over the fence in left, bringing back memories of what Ibanez did to El Papa Grande when he was a member of the Yankees and Valverde was on the Tigers. Valverde is still fairly secure in his role of Mets closer, but have the antacids ready every time he takes the hill in the ninth inning.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Apr 10, 2014
News: Valverde retired all three batters he faced Thursday to earn his second save of the season. Impact: So far so good for Valverde, who doesn't have a lot of competition for the closer role. He's likely to make things interesting from time to time, but as long as he can pitch reasonably well, Valverde's got a good shot at hanging onto the job for a good chunk of the season.(RotoWire, )
Apr 6, 2014
News: Valverde is in line to remain the Mets' closer with Bobby Parnell slated to undergo Tommy John surgery, the team's official site reports. Impact: Valverde, who converted his only save opportunity since taking over for Parnell, is thus in line to close for the Mets for the foreseeable future. The report suggests that if Valverde struggles down the road, the Mets could look at some in-house options in the minors (such as Rafael Montero and Jacob DeGrom) to bolster their bullpen or perhaps bring in a free agent, with Ryan Madson, Kevin Gregg and Joel Hanrahan mentioned as possible options on that front.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Apr 4, 2014
News: Valverde notched his first save since stepping in for the injured Bobby Parnell, tossing a scoreless inning in the Mets 4-3 win over Cincinnati on Friday night. Impact: It wasn't without a little classic Valverde - he allowed a hit and a walk while registering one strikeout before ending it. The Mets won't know how long Parnell will be out for at least a couple of weeks, and it could be for as much as the entire season. It is likely to mean frequent edge-of-your-seat save chances, but Valverde is a must own for the foreseeable future in virtually all fantasy formats.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Apr 2, 2014
News: Mets manager Terry Collins confirmed that Valverde will close "for now," Adam Rubin of reports. Impact: It was widely assumed that Valverde, who has notched 286 career saves in the majors, would take the reins after Bobby Parnell went down with an elbow injury, and Collins confirmed as much Wednesday afternoon. Parnell is hoping to avoid Tommy John surgery, but an extended absence could be in the cards. While the Mets don't currently have many late-inning arm that can push Valverde for the job, Vic Black could be an option down the road.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Apr 1, 2014
News: Valverde is the favorite to take over the Mets' closing duties while Bobby Parnell is sidelined with an elbow injury. Impact: The Mets have not officially announced who will take over the ninth-inning duties in Parnell's absence, but Valverde appears to be the top option given his experience in the role and the fact that he opened the season as the Mets' setup man. It's not yet clear how long Parnell will be out, but Valverde will likely be the closer for the next couple of weeks and possibly beyond that if Parnell ultimately ends up needing surgery.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Apr 1, 2014
News: Valverde struck out three in 1.1 innings of scoreless relief Monday. Impact: Valverde's velocity, which was down earlier in camp, sat in the 92 mph range and he had good movement on his fastball. Manager Terry Collins likely should have turned to him when the Mets still had the lead rather than waiting to bring him in after the score was tied and the bases loaded in the seventh. Bobby Parnell blew the save and is still the closer, but if his velocity remains down and he continues to struggle, Valverde could get a shot in the role.(RotoWire, )
Jose Valverde
2014 Season
Ht: 6' 4"  Wt: 264  Age: 36
Bats: R  Throws: R
Born: 3/24/1978, San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic
College: None
Debut: 2003
Salary: $1,000,000
Injury Status
No Current Injury