Jose Valverde

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Birthday
24, 1978
Birthplace
Dominican Republic
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
24, 1978 (age 42)
Birthplace
Dominican Republic

About

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.

Before Fame

He was signed by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2003.

Trivia

He played on three All-Star teams during his career.

Family Life

He married Luisa Valverde in 2005.

Associated With

He became teammates with slugger Prince Fielder on the Tigers in 2012.