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Friars on Base Mar 19, 2015

Padres News: Jose Valverde “Has a Good Chance of Making the Team” Says Preller

San Diego Padres GM, A.J. Preller, gave non-roster invitee, Jose Valverde, a vote of confidence yesterday, telling MLB.com‘s Barry M. Bloom that “He has a good chance of making the team”. Now, I don’t know how the subject of Valverde was brought up, so it’s tough to give too much merit to the comment. Preller could […] Padres News: Jose Valverde “Has a Good Chance of Making the Team” Says Preller - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Gaslamp Ball Mar 12, 2015

Jose Valverde wants a spot in the Padres bullpen

... and is proving to be incredibly likeable. In an offseason that involved a flurry of transactions for the San Diego Padres, including big names like Matt Kemp, Justin Upton, and James Shields (just to name a few); the acquisition of Jose Valverde might have gone under the radar for many fans. But the almost-37-year-old right-hander hopes to make a spash on the mound at Spring Training and maybe even earn himself a spot in the Padres' bullpen. AJ Preller signed Valverde to a minor league contract in January and the three-time All-Star came to Padres Spring Training as a non-roster...

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