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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Jose Valverde named MLB Delivery Man of the Year

Detroit Tigers closer Jose Valverde is named the MLB Delivery Man of the Year Award, given yearly to the best relief pitcher in the big leagues. The award is voted by fans.

Valverde was 49-for-49 in save chances in the regular season, posting a 2.24 ERA in 72.1 innings pitched. He led the American League in appearances (75), games finished (70) and saves (49). Valverde was named to the AL All-Star team for the second straight year with the Tigers, after making one All-Star Game appearance with the Diamondbacks in 2007.

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