|Aug. 14 3:05 PM PT4:05 PM MT5:05 PM CT6:05 PM ET18:05 ET22:05 GMT6:05 3:05 PM MST5:05 PM EST5:35 PM VEN2:05 UAE (+1)5:05 PM CT-Valverde has been suspended 80 games following a positive drug test in the minor leagues. The commissioner's office announced the penalty Friday.
Analysis: The 37-year-old Valverde hasn't pitched in the majors since 2014 with the New York Mets. He had 10 saves for Triple-A Syracuse this season before the Washington Nationals released him last month.
|Apr. 29 3:55 PM PT4:55 PM MT5:55 PM CT6:55 PM ET18:55 ET22:55 GMT6:55 3:55 PM MST5:55 PM EST6:25 PM VEN2:55 UAE (+1)5:55 PM CT-The Washington Nationals have signed Jose Valverde to a minor league contract as an insurance policy for their inconsistent bullpen.
Analysis: Valverde, with 288 career saves, last worked as a full-time closer with Detroit in 2012. The right-hander earned two saves last year for the New York Mets but had a 5.66 ERA in 21 games. Washington signed him to a minor league deal last week, but the team did not announce the move.
|Apr. 2 10:20 AM PT11:20 AM MT12:20 PM CT1:20 PM ET13:20 ET17:20 GMT1:20 10:20 AM MST12:20 PM EST12:50 PM VEN21:20 UAE12:20 PM CT-Valverde has been granted his release from the San Diego Padres after the team informed the right-hander he wouldn't make the opening-day roster.
Analysis: The 37-year-old Valverde was packing up his belongings Thursday morning and said he would return to his native Dominican Republic. The three-time All-Star is hopeful he'll get an offer from another team soon. A non-roster invite, he posted a 4.15 ERA with eight strikeouts and one walk in nine spring appearances with San Diego.
|2003||Ari||2||1||10 - 11||54||0||0||50.1||24||16||12||4||26||2||71||0.99||2.15|
|2004||Ari||1||2||8 - 10||29||0||0||29.2||23||17||14||7||17||4||38||1.35||4.25|
|2005||Ari||3||4||15 - 17||61||0||0||66.1||51||19||18||5||20||1||75||1.07||2.44|
|2006||Ari||2||3||18 - 22||44||0||0||49.1||50||32||32||6||22||3||69||1.46||5.84|
|2007||Ari||1||4||47 - 54||65||0||0||64.1||46||21||19||7||26||1||78||1.12||2.66|
|2008||Hou||6||3||44 - 51||74||0||0||72.0||62||28||27||10||23||6||83||1.18||3.38|
|2009||Hou||4||2||25 - 29||52||0||0||54.0||40||15||14||5||21||1||56||1.13||2.33|
|2010||Det||2||4||26 - 29||60||0||0||63.0||41||24||21||5||32||1||63||1.16||3.00|
|2011||Det||2||4||49 - 49||75||0||0||72.1||52||21||18||5||34||4||69||1.19||2.24|
|2012||Det||3||4||35 - 40||71||0||0||69.0||59||34||29||3||27||5||48||1.25||3.78|
|2013||Det||0||1||9 - 12||20||0||0||19.1||18||12||12||6||6||0||19||1.24||5.59|
|2014||NYM||1||1||2 - 4||21||0||0||20.2||24||16||13||4||10||3||23||1.65||5.66|
|Career||27||33||288 - 328||626||0||0||630.1||490||255||229||67||264||31||692||1.20||3.27|
|2007||Ari||Total||0||1||1 - 1||4||0||0||4.2||2||1||1||0||4||0||8||1.93|
|LDS||0||0||1 - 1||3||0||0||3.0||1||0||0||0||1||0||6||0.00|
|LCS||0||1||0 - 0||1||0||0||1.2||1||1||1||0||3||0||2||5.40|
|2011||Det||Total||0||1||3 - 3||6||0||0||7.1||7||6||6||2||6||2||6||7.36|
|LDS||0||0||2 - 2||3||0||0||3.0||2||2||2||1||4||0||3||6.00|
|LCS||0||1||1 - 1||3||0||0||4.1||5||4||4||1||2||2||3||8.31|
|2012||Det||Total||0||1||1 - 2||4||0||0||2.2||11||9||9||2||1||0||6||30.37|
|LDS||0||1||1 - 2||2||0||0||1.2||4||3||3||0||0||0||3||16.20|
|LCS||0||0||0 - 0||1||0||0||0.2||3||4||4||2||1||0||2||54.00|
|WS||0||0||0 - 0||1||0||0||0.1||4||2||2||0||0||0||1||54.00|
|Career||0||3||5 - 6||14||0||0||14.2||20||16||16||4||11||2||20||9.82|
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