One of the more intriguing rumors to be circulating around baseball is the Arizona Diamondbacks interest in closer Jose Valverde. Valverde was a member of the Diamondbacks during their 2007 play-off run but was sent to Houston in exchange for current closer Chad Qualls.

Valverde who was nicknamed Papa Grande during his tenure in Arizona declined salary arbitration from the Houston Astros that would have given him a one-year contract north of $10 million.


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