DETROIT
04/24/2013 10:03 am ET

Jose Valverde Is Officially Back As 'New' Tigers' Closer

AP

Detroit - Yes, he's back.

The old closer, Jose Valverde, now is the Tigers' new closer, the ballclub announced following Tuesday night's rainout at Comerica Park.

Nobody, not even general manager Dave Dombrowski, envisioned Valverde getting back to the major leagues' this fast, not after agreeing to a humbling minor-league contract just three weeks ago - his penance for an awful finish to the 2012 season, including a postseason meltdown.

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