Port St. Lucie (CBSNewYork) – It seems unlikely that the Mets will sign Jose Valverde, a team insider told the Daily News.
The three-time All-Star had a rough 2012 postseason with the American League champion Detroit Tigers, blowing leads against the A’s in the ALDS and the Yankees in Game 1 of the ALCS (Ichiro, Ibanez two-run shots in the ninth). He has recorded 277 saves over a 10-year career with the Diamondbacks, Astros and Tigers.READ MORE: NYPD: Man Stabbed In Thigh During Robbery In Theater District
Reports say the Mets are confident he will find another team.READ MORE: Connecticut Man Who Tested Positive For Omicron Variant Resting At Home With Mild Symptoms, Gov. Lamont Says
Bobby Parnell was given the role of closer by Terry Collins last week in the absence of Frank Francisco who is rehabbing an injured elbow. Brandon Lyon also provides veteran experience in the bullpen and is expected to work as a setup man.MORE NEWS: Family OK, But Material Losses Significant As Fire Destroys North Bellmore Home
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