José Rafael Valverde is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher who is a free agent. He has played 12 seasons in Major League Baseball for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Houston Astros, Detroit Tigers, and New York Mets. He is nicknamed "Papa Grande."
About Jose Valverde
Longtime MLB reliever nicknamed Papa Grande; led the National League in saves with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2007 and with the Houston Astros in 2008, then led the American League in saves with the Detroit Tigers in 2011.
He was signed by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2003.
He played on three All-Star teams during his career.
He married Luisa Valverde in 2005.
He became teammates with slugger Prince Fielder on the Tigers in 2012.
Information related to José Valverde
- National League saves champions
- American League saves champions
- Cañeros de Los Mochis players
- Missoula Osprey players
- Major League Baseball players suspended for drug offenses
- Arizona League Diamondbacks players
- Rieleros de Aguascalientes players
- Lakeland Flying Tigers players
- South Bend Silver Hawks players
- Toros del Este players
- Estrellas Orientales players
- Corpus Christi Hooks players
- Dominican Republic expatriate baseball players in Mexico
- El Paso Diablos players
- Tucson Sidewinders players
- Mexican League baseball pitchers
- Arizona Diamondbacks players