Valverde Avila - Through The Fence Baseball

Valverde Avila

by Jon Sumple | Posted on Saturday, June 4th, 2011
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Alex Avila and Jose Valverde have excelled for the Detroit Tigers this season. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

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Stat sheet: Born with a baseball in hand ... threw ball to dad in delivery room ... left-handed. Played ball until elbow blowout in college ... no clue what to do next ... became a sports writer. Season-ticket holder with Florida Marlins from inaugural season until move to Seattle in 2009 ... learning to love the Mariners.



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