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Valverde pitches scoreless inning, set for Class A

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SEATTLE -- Former Tigers closer Jose Valverde is on track to face Class A hitters this weekend after tossing another scoreless inning at extended spring camp Wednesday afternoon.

Valverde put up one strikeout against a squad of Braves Minor Leaguers at Disney's Wide World of Sports complex. It was his third appearance against live hitters since reporting to camp last week on a Minor League contract.

The plan is for Valverde to stay in Florida and pitch for Class A Lakeland on Friday and Saturday. He could be promoted to Triple-A Toledo after that, but team president/general manager Dave Dombrowski said the weather could play a role in how soon they promote him.

Jason Beck is a reporter for MLB.com. Read Beck's Blog and follow him on Twitter @beckjason. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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