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      Tigers release Valverde ... again

      Papa Grande is now an ex-Tiger ?| again.

      Wednesday, the Tigers released the closer unconditionally after designating Valverde for assignment back in June.

      After last season??s torrid postseason output, Papa Grande went unsigned by Major League squads until the Tigers brought him back in April.

      Valverde appeared in 12 games for Detroit this season, saving nine with a 5.59 ERA.

      During his entire Tigers career, Valverde converted 119 saves in 130 chances.