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MLB reviewed the Jose Valverde tape, spoke with the Tigers

Jun 13, 2012, 3:32 PM EDT

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I’m going to assume this is merely some going-through-the-motions review and not something that will lead to any actual discipline, but …

Major League Baseball has reviewed video of Jose Valverde apparently throwing a spitball and has discussed the incident with the Detroit Tigers, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

Valverde and the Tigers have not been given an official warning, but MLB’s handling of the incident indicates a de facto warning.

Probably the best that can be done. A general “we’re watching you, buddy” from the league.

  1. bloodysock - Jun 13, 2012 at 3:40 PM

    Kinda like having the eTrade baby watching you.

  2. karlton2 - Jun 13, 2012 at 4:24 PM

    Why are they bothering with a review? Won’t that take the human element away? He got away with it fair and square.

  3. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Jun 13, 2012 at 4:29 PM

    Don’t wag that finger too hard, guys.

  4. dawgpoundmember - Jun 13, 2012 at 8:23 PM

    Best e-trade commercial

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