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Jose Valverde Injury Update: Tigers Closer Not Expected To Miss Significant Time

On Wednesday afternoon, the Detroit Tigers updated the injury situation with closer Jose Valverde. The star closer injured his wrist while warming for the ninth inning of the team's game against the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night, which the Tigers ended up winning by a score of 6-3.

Tigers head athletic trainer Kevin Rand said that he doesn't expect Valverde to miss much time and in no way sees any need to place the pitcher on the disabled list. At this point in time, he is believed to have a sprained wrist and an MRI revealed inflammation around the flexor tendon.

According to a report filed by Jason Beck, the plan is to have Valverde's wrist immobilized for a few days prior to having him re-examined at a later date. Valverde said that his wrist is still sore, but that it feels better than it did on Tuesday night. He expects to rest for three or four days prior to attempting to throw.

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