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Dave Veres | Relief Pitcher

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (51) / 10/19/1966
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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Dave Veres, who is attempting to be come the first person to pitch in the majors with an artificial hip, was released by Triple-A Colorado Springs on Tuesday.
Veres will continue to workout this winter and hopes to get another shot with the Rockies in the spring. Wed, Aug 15, 2007 10:00:00 AM
Source: Denver Post

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Dave Veres (hip replacement surgery) was activated to the Triple-A Colorado Springs roster on Tuesday.

"It's a big if," pitching coach Bob Apodaca said. "I just don't know what Dave Veres still possesses. But when he was right, you always had a warm, fuzzy feeling that he wasn't going to walk anybody, that he was going to get a lot of groundballs, and he wasn't going to beat himself." Veres will need to pitch well the next month at Triple-A to get a September call up.
Source: Denver Post
Wed, Jul 25, 2007 10:09:00 AM

Dave Veres (hip replacement surgery) has been rehabbing with Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Veres was expected to throw the second bullpen session of his rehab on Friday and then begin throwing batting practice. He could still achieve the improbable return to the major leagues this season.
Sat, Jun 30, 2007 07:07:00 AM

Dave Veres suffered a setback while rehabbing from hip replacement.

Veres will continue his difficult comeback, but it is looking unlikely he will make the major league roster this season.
Source: Denver Post
Fri, May 25, 2007 04:57:00 AM

Dave Veres (forearm) hopes he can throw batting practice at extended spring training on Saturday.

Veres hopes to continue his comeback, but it is beginning to look more and more like a longshot.
Source: Denver Post
Wed, Apr 25, 2007 09:52:00 AM

Dave Veres (forearm) is expected to begin the season in extended spring training.

Veres is hoping to face live hitters by the end of the week, but said Tuesday that "any chance of Opening Day is shot." "There's no need to try and hurry up things because I won't make it anyway," Veres said.
Wed, Mar 21, 2007 09:52:00 AM

Dave Veres' comeback is on hold because of a strained right forearm.

Veres has been ordered not to throw or lift weights and is reportedly uncertain when he'll return to action. "It's frustrating because I think I had put myself in the mix," Veres said. "But they told me they expected there to be some setbacks. I guess I just figured it would be with my hip and it's been fine."
Source: Denver Post
Thu, Mar 15, 2007 09:56:00 AM

Dave Veres made his first appearance in 'A' game this spring and worked a perfect inning Thursday against the White Sox.

It'd be great to see Veres pull off a successful comeback after hip replacement surgery, but he's something of a long shot at the moment. He'll probably have to prove he can handle working on back-to-back days if he's going to have a shot.
Thu, Mar 8, 2007 06:28:00 PM

Rockies signed RHP Dave Veres to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.

It'd be a great story if the 40-year-old Veres could make it back to the majors after his replacement surgery. The former Rockies' closer last pitched in the majors in 2003 and has been out of baseball entirely the last two years. There's little chance of him winning a job out of spring training.
Thu, Jan 4, 2007 12:04:00 PM

The Rockies are in search of a veteran reliever, and are looking at Dave Veres.

Veres, who closed for the Rockies in 1999, is pitching for Triple-A Fresno in the Giants' organization.
Source: Denver Post
Thu, Jun 24, 2004 08:26:00 AM

Since Wayne Franklin and Leo Estrella will have spots on the Giants, Dave Veres is expected to begin the season in the minors.

The Giants also plan to have Deivi Cruz get some at-bats at Triple-A Fresno before he's considered for a job.
Wed, Mar 31, 2004 07:31:00 AM

Giants signed RHP Dave Veres to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.

The Astros cut Veres in part because his velocity remains down after last year's shoulder problems. The veteran right-hander is willing to go to the minors to build up arm strength, but the Giants might decide to use him right away. He had a 2.25 ERA in eight innings before being let go by Houston.
Tue, Mar 30, 2004 03:27:00 PM

The Giants and Rockies are showing interest in Dave Veres, who was released Friday by Houston.

"As of right now it looks like it's going to be the Giants," Veres said. "Nothing's agreed to and signed, but they're one of the teams that have called. On Tuesday, they're going to check me out to make sure my knee and shoulder and hip are healthy."
Sun, Mar 28, 2004 01:59:00 PM

Astros released RHP Dave Veres.

Veres allowed just two runs in eight innings this spring, but the Astros are loaded with right-handed releivers and didn't really need him. There's still a good chance he'll be on a 25-man roster to start the season.
Fri, Mar 26, 2004 11:53:00 AM

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