Valverde (shoulder tendinitis) experienced pain near his biceps during a throwing session Friday and has been ordered to stop throwing, according to the Diamondbacks' official web site.
According to the report, Valverde received a cortisone shot later on Friday. It's the second injection that Valverde has received since being diagnosed with shoulder tendinitis. The first injection was done to treat his thickened bursa sac in the shoulder, while this one was given to the front of the shoulder. Valverde was expected to return fairly quickly, but this latest development is not good news. It now appears as if Valverde will be out for an extended period, and we now can't presume that he'll automatically reclaim the closer role at Arizona if and when he does come back. Make sure that your short-term patches for Valverde on your roster can be long-term fixes if, indeed, he won't be pitching in save situations any more this season.