Usually when a player is designated for assignment they end up getting released. Established major leaguers anyway, as they’d prefer to not opt for a minor league assignment, choosing instead to try to latch on elsewhere. Not Jose Valverde, though:
Valverde accepted assignment to Triple A Toledo. #tigers
— Matthew B. Mowery (@matthewbmowery) June 27, 2013
Which means that, theoretically anyway, Valverde could be back with the Tigers at some point this season. Indeed, when he was DFA’d the other day some Tigers folks were reported to believe that they could fix what’s wrong with Papa Grande if he would accept a Triple-A assignment. Good luck with that.
I’m happy, though. Because we can still keep using this pic of Valverde for a while. I rather like it: