Jose Valverde 47 | Pitcher

New York Mets

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Apr 20, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Valverde picked up the win Sunday after throwing a scoreless frame in the 14th inning. Impact: Valverde's removal from the closer's job was announced prior to the contest, but that didn't stop Mets manager Terry Collins from using him in Sunday's marathon game. Fantasy owners who had left him in their lineup will reap the benefits, but this performance likely doesn't change his role with the team.(RotoWire, )
Apr 20, 2014
News: Valverde is officially out as the Mets' closer, ESPN's Adam Rubin reports. Impact: Valverde lost the gig after surrendering a three-run homer in Saturday's loss to the Braves, inflating his ERA to 5.40 on the season. He's given up runs in three consecutive appearances and may not receive the opportunity to win the job back, with manager Terry Collins likely to turn to several options before him. Kyle Farnsworth will get the first shot at picking up saves for the Mets.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Apr 19, 2014
News: Valverde surrendered a three-run home run to Justin Upton on Saturday and is probably going to lose his job as the Mets' closer, ESPN New York reports. Impact: Manager Terry Collins said after the game that he didn't want to address the topic until he spoke to the players, but all signs point to a change being made. Kyle Farnsworth, Jeurys Familia, Carlos Torres and Vic Black (now in Triple-A) all could be in the mix.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Apr 16, 2014
News: Valverde gave up a pair of home runs in a non-save situation while pitching the ninth inning Wednesday against Arizona. Impact: After reeling off five straight frames without allowing an earned run to begin the season, Valverde has scuffled in each of his last two appearances with three home runs allowed during that span. His hold on the closer's role for the Mets is shaky, and it may be worth speculating on the alternatives at manager Terry Collins' disposal.(RotoWire, )
Apr 13, 2014
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, )
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