Cabrera narrowly lost out to for the starting position at first base to Justin Morneau of the Minnesota Twins. Through Saturday night's game against the Mariners, Cabrera had a .338 batting average, 20 HR and 68 RBIs.
Cabrera is most likely the last remaining hitter with a chance at the American League triple crown this season. He ranks in the top five in batting average, runs batted in and home runs.
Valverde, the Tigers' dominant closer, will join Mariano Rivera of the Yankees and Joakim Soria of the Royals as the closers in the AL bullpen.
Valverde has collected 18 saves so far while posting a league-best 0.51 ERA. Valverde has been nearly perfect this season.
The Tigers' closer has only given up two earned runs in 35 innings pitched this year. Valverde will hopefully be given an opportunity to display his talent ...
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