Jose Valverde News Archive
Valverde is officially out as the Mets' closer, ESPN's Adam Rubin reports.
Valverde surrendered a three-run home run to Justin Upton on Saturday and is probably going to lose his job as the Mets' closer, ESPN New York reports.
Valverde gave up a pair of home runs in a non-save situation while pitching the ninth inning Wednesday against Arizona.
Valverde blew up in spectacular fashion, allowing a three-run home run to Raul Ibanez to tie the game Saturday.
Valverde retired all three batters he faced Thursday to earn his second save of the season.
Valverde is in line to remain the Mets' closer with Bobby Parnell slated to undergo Tommy John surgery, the team's official site reports.
Valverde notched his first save since stepping in for the injured Bobby Parnell, tossing a scoreless inning in the Mets 4-3 win over Cincinnati on Friday night.
Mets manager Terry Collins confirmed that Valverde will close "for now," Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com reports.
Valverde is the favorite to take over the Mets' closing duties while Bobby Parnell is sidelined with an elbow injury.
Valverde struck out three in 1.1 innings of scoreless relief Monday.