(c) Houston Astros

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Baseball Reference
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Position: P      Born: Mar 24, 1978      Bats: Right      Throws: Right

The demonstrative "Papa Grande" was acquired in a trade with Arizona. The Domincan righthander led the National League in saves his first year in Houston and fought off injuries to save 25 more in 2009. Let go as a free agent, Valverde signed with Detroit and won another saves title in the American League in 2011.