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Jose Veras | Relief Pitcher

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (34) / 10/20/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 242
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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Astros released RHP Jose Veras.
Veras posted a 5.68 ERA over 18 relief appearances at Triple-A Fresno. The 34-year-old might just shut it down for the rest of the season. Aug 7 - 9:54 AM

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Astros signed RHP Jose Veras to a minor league contract.

Veras was released by the Braves during spring training after failing to win an Opening Day roster spot. He spent a big chunk of last season with the Astros, posting a 3.03 ERA and 37/16 K/BB ratio over 32 2/3 frames. He should get a shot at some point.
May 15 - 3:31 PM

Braves released RHP Jose Veras.

Veras had allowed seven earned runs on eight hits and seven walks in 5 1/3 innings this spring in the Grapefruit League. The 34-year-old right-hander will try to quickly land in another major league camp.
Mar 19 - 9:36 AM

Jose Veras was pounded for five runs in two-thirds of an inning out of the pen Wednesday by the Mets.

He walked two and gave up three hits, including a three-run homer from Johnny Monell. Veras is only on a minor league deal this spring, so the Braves shouldn't have any problem cutting him if he struggles all month. Still, he does seem like a pretty good bet to make the team as a sixth- and seventh-inning guy, assuming that today was just a blip.
Mar 4 - 5:05 PM

Braves signed RHP Jose Veras to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Add him to the long list of non-roster invitees that will be vying for a bullpen spot. Veras, 34, has a good chance to land one given his experience and his 3.70 ERA and 9.8 K/9 rate over the last five seasons. The veteran reliever held a 4.50 ERA and 50/27 K/BB ratio over 46 frames for the Cubs and Astros in 2014.
Feb 10 - 7:54 PM

Jose Veras told Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle the Astros are among the teams interested in him.

Veras finished strong for Houston last season, posting a 2.84 ERA and 31 strikeouts in 25 1/3 innings after the All-Star break. The 31-year-old righty said Monday that he's in contact with about four clubs. He should be able to find a guaranteed roster spot as a middle reliever or setup man.
Feb 2 - 1:12 PM

Jose Veras earned his first save of the season, holding the Yankees scoreless in the ninth inning in the Astros' win on Wednesday.

As Chad Qualls was dealing with back stiffness, Veras was asked to preserve a three-run lead and was able to do so despite allowing two two-out base runners. The right-hander has performed better since joining the Astros in late June, sporting a 2.84 ERA in 19 innings. Save opportunities shouldn't come up very often for him going forward, however.
Wed, Aug 20, 2014 10:52:00 PM

Astros purchased the contract of RHP Jose Veras from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Veras signed a minor league contract with the Astros on June 15, five days after being released by the Cubs. He had an 8.10 ERA in 13 1/3 innings for Chicago.
Thu, Jun 26, 2014 10:41:00 AM

Astros signed RHP Jose Veras to a minor league contract.

Veras was released by the Cubs last week but has landed back with the club with which he had the most success. The veteran reliever put up an 8.10 ERA over just 13 1/3 innings this season for Chicago but could conceivably work his way back to being a late-inning option for the Astros. He'll report to the club's spring training complex first before eventually going to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Sun, Jun 15, 2014 11:35:00 AM

Cubs released RHP Jose Veras.

Veras was designated for assignment by the Cubs a week ago after posting an ugly 8.10 ERA over just 13 1/3 innings this season. The Cubs will be responsible for the remainder of his $3.85 million salary this season and the $150,000 buyout on his option for 2015. He should draw interest around MLB now that he's available at the league minimum.
Tue, Jun 10, 2014 03:22:00 PM

Cubs designated RHP Jose Veras for assignment.

Veras opened the 2014 season as the Cubs' primary closer, but he's now off their 40-man roster after posting an 8.10 ERA in 13 1/3 innings. The 33-year-old right-hander is earning a $4 million salary in 2014 and held a $5.5 million club option for the 2015 campaign.
Tue, Jun 3, 2014 04:25:00 PM

Cubs activated RHP Jose Veras from the 15-day disabled list.

Veras hasn't pitched since April 24 due to an oblique strain. He'll likely return as a setup man to Hector Rondon.
Wed, May 14, 2014 07:06:00 PM

Jose Veras (oblique) tossed a scoreless inning Tuesday in his first rehab appearance at Double-A Tennessee.

Veras retired all three batters he faced, throwing seven of his 11 pitches for strikes. He should return to the Cubs' bullpen next week and could quickly push himself back into the mix for save opportunities.
Tue, May 6, 2014 04:08:00 PM

Jose Veras (oblique) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Tennessee soon.

Veras was placed on the DL last weekend with a strained left oblique, but he's evidently feeling better already. He should rejoin the Cubs' bullpen in a couple weeks if all goes well.
Fri, May 2, 2014 12:13:00 PM

Cubs placed RHP Jose Veras on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left oblique.

Veras opened the 2014 season as the Cubs' closer, but he has allowed 10 earned runs in just 5 2/3 innings and will now probably be out for the next three weeks. Chicago is using a ninth-inning committee at the moment.
Sat, Apr 26, 2014 04:39:00 PM

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