Jose Valverde is in the midst of one of his best seasons in his 8 year Major League career. His ERA is below 3.00 and he is a perfect 17-for-17 in save opportunities. He will need to continue to be Mr. Reliable in the 2nd half of the season if the Detroit Tigers hope to hold on to any chance of making the playoffs in 2011.
At 33-years-old, the always animated Valverde should still have many years left in him. His 2011 salary is $7 million and he is hoping that he will make a lot more of that kind of money before he has to retire. To that end, Valverde has picked up new representation, switching from Praver Shapiro Sports Management to Proformance, Inc.
The last time we covered Proformance, Inc. we discussed Barry Enright’s switch from Legacy Sports to Proformance.