Valverde day-to-day with abdominal strain

Tigers closer Jose Valverde was not available for the save situation once the Tigers pulled ahead in the ninth inning Saturday night against the White Sox. He suffered a mild abdominal strain, according to the team, and is considered day-to-day.

Valverde last worked Wednesday against the Rays, recording the final four outs. Manager Jim Leyland said Valverde wasn’t available Friday night, either. Once Detroit took the lead Saturday, Leyland stayed with Phil Coke, who recorded the final out of the eighth to finish off his seventh win of the season.

Leyland said Valverde might be available Sunday.


Damon is a hoot. This guy is the unofficial team spokesman I guess, with an inside track to the owner too! In addition to his duties as Assistant Batting Instructor and Special Advisor to Brennan Boesch
“Damon, batting .274, is a free agent in 2011. He doesn?t know where he?ll be next year, but he sees Tigers owner Mike Ilitch stepping it up.

?Mr. Ilitch is going to make a splash on free agents,? Damon said. ?They might make a run at Carl Crawford.?”

The DP by Boesch.
The DP by Guillen
The hot streak by Raburn
They still want to win and that is a positive

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