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VIDEO: A Jose Valverde spitball special?

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Did Tigers closer Jose Valverde throw a spitball in Sunday night's victory over the Cincinnati Reds? Video evidence remains inconclusive ... but it does kind of looks like it.

Valverde appears to put the baseball in his glove, prepare something in his mouth, then make a spitting motion -- I feel like I'm breaking down the Zapruder film here -- into it before throwing the pitch.

The result of the 1-2 fastball by the way, was a swinging strike for strike three.

Better watch them quick because you know how the MLBAM is about videos. I'm sure it will be gone soon.

And here's a slow motion version of it.

(H/T Craig Calcaterra at Hardball Talk)