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Detroit Tigers RP Jose Valverde threw for one of the club's scouts in the Dominican Republic Saturday, March 30, and per general manager Dave Dombrowski, reports said Valverde's velocity was solid, touching the mid-90s. Valverde also threw some split-finger fastballs for the observer, which was a positive sign because he rarely used the pitch last year.

Fantasy Tip: Again, it's a risk-free trial to see if Valverde can get back to his pre-2012 form, especially with his splitter. If he shows significant improvement and their committee continues to underwhelm, Detroit will probably give him first dibs at closures again. A little patience could pay off with a Valverde fantasy stash. Even if he doesn't catch on with Detroit, someone else may need a closer by the time May arrives.

2013-04-04 14:08:54 | Source: - Chris Iott

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