The Detroit Tigers shored up the back end of their bullpen acquiring Houston Astros closer Jose Veras in exchange for outfield prospect Danny Vasquez.
Opponents are hitting .192 against Veras this season, and Dombrowski says the team is pleased to add an experienced arm to the bullpen, though it remains to be seen what role the right-hander will assume.
Vasquez hit .281 with 16 doubles, five triples, five home runs and 39 RBIs in 96 games with Class A West Michigan this season.
“We are pleased to add an experienced arm to our bullpen,”Tigers’ president, CEO, and GM Dave Dombrowski said in a statement. ”Jose can pitch in a variety of roles, provides depth in the bullpen, and complements the roles of Joaquin Benoit and Drew Smyly.”