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08/07/2013 04:01 pm ET | Updated Oct 07, 2013

Papa Grande Era Over (again): Detroit Tigers Release Jose Valverde | Detroit Free Press

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Consider this the end of the Papa Grande era in Detroit -- for now.

The Detroit Tigers announced today the unconditional release of relief pitcher Jose Valverde, who had been pitching in Triple-A Toledo after losing his closing job in the majors in June.

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