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JOSE VERAS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Chad Qualls hopes to remain an Astro as trade deadline approaches

Righthander Jose Veras knows what happened at the end of last season when the Astros lost 15 straight in a tailspin that punctuated the franchise’s drop. Veras had been long gone at that point, dealt midseason to the Detroit Tigers for minor league outfielder Danry Vasquez. The Astros signed Veras again in the middle of this season. “Oh yeah, of course,” Veras said when asked...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs News: Chicago releases Jose Veras

The Chicago Cubs surprisingly designated right-handed pitcher Jose Veras for assignment last week. They signed him to a one-year, $4 million deal during the offseason with the hope that he could be the team's closer, but things didn't go as planned.Today, the Cubs have released the 33-year-old Veras, according to Patrick Mooney of CSN Chicago.#492613185 / gettyimages.comVeras...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Jose Veras DFA’d, Castillo to DL

The Chicago Cubs announced a series of roster moves Tuesday afternoon. Current closer Hector Rondon was taken off of the paternity list, and to provide him with a roster spot veteran reliever Jose Veras was designated for assignment. They also placed Welington Castillo on the 15 day disabled list, and catcher Eli Whiteside was called up from Triple-A Iowa. Jose Veras was signed...
Via isportsweb.com
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Hammel, Schierholtz, Veras among trade chips for Chicago Cubs

If there's one thing that the Chicago Cubs have going for them, it's having plentiful trade chips. Jesse Rogers helps us explore.By Keith Allison via Wikimedia CommonsAside from Jeff Samardzija, the Cubs have a few enticing options for potential playoff teams, though GM Jed Hoyer has already said that negotiations won't really begin until next month, we can still have...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs Rumors: Rick Renteria hopes Jose Veras reclaims closer job

Chicago Cubs manager Rick Renteria has removed Jose Veras from the closer role, but he hopes the 33-year-old wins the job back, according to MLB.com's Carrie Muskat."We still have a lot of guys in our 'pen who can be managed through those particular innings," Renteria said Sunday. "I think we'll continue to keep our eyes open. We certainly want to make...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Veras out as Cubs Closer

First year Chicago Cubs manager Rick Renteria is pushing his buttons with Jose Veras. “Shaky outing, but he’s still our guy. It’s too early to decide anything like that,” Renteria said Friday night. “His stuff is there, but I think he just gets a little excited. He starts pulling some pitches. He overthrows pitches. He just has to find his rhythm.” After sleeping on it...
Via isportsweb.com
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Veras, Sanchez and Wada sign to the Cubs

Jose Veras the former closer for the Houston Astros and Detroit Tigers has signed a deal with the Chicago Cubs. Veras was traded mid-season last year to the Tigers and had a small role in Detroit’s playoff run. Veras played for the Yankees, Indians, Marlins, Pirates, and Brewers before joining the Astros in 2012. He was then traded to Detroit for Danry Vasquez near the deadline...
Via isportsweb.com
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Better Know a Cub: Jose Veras

As GW astutely pointed out, the 2014 Cubs are headhunting directly from the 2013 Astros bullpen. On the surface, that sounds terrible. In practice, the Cubs have poached the only two good members of that pen, for a collective $5 million and change. $4 million of that this year will go to Jose Veras, the "closer" of the Astros last season (one openly wonders if having 51...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers trade rumors: Javier Lopez edition

The Detroit Tigers made a perfect trade by acquiring Jose Veras from the Houston Astros yesterday. He fits the bill that was needed in every way imaginable, bolstering a bullpen that seems to be on the rebound. But are the Tigers done making moves? Javier Lopez One of the big questions lurking in the offices of Comerica Park right now is essentially: how much can we trust Phil Coke...
Via isportsweb.com
July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers Bolster Bullpen Crew With Jose Veras

It was always in the cards. It was just a matter of who, when, and how much. Despite moving to a season high 13-games over .500 with a sweep of the woeful Philadelphia Phillies an ongoing saga that had occupied the Tigers-related rumor mill for  much of the season was always, “What will the Detroit Tigers do to solve their bullpen inadequacies?” On Monday morning an off-day...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
July 30, 2013  |  Discuss
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