Reds Minor Leaguer Veras suspended for PED use

Reds Minor League pitcher Jose Veras was suspended 72 games on Friday for the use of an anabolic steroid, which violated the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
March 25, 2016

Jose Veras suspended 72 games for PEDs

Add another name to the list of baseball players that will be sidelined for a majority of the season due to performance-enhancing drugs. Cincinnati Reds right-handed pitcher Jose Veras has been slapped with a 72-game suspension for Stanozolol, a substance in violation of baseball. Veras will serve the suspension without pay. Jose Veras got suspended 72 games for Sanozolol. https...
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March 25, 2016

Minor leaguers Veras, Kiest suspended for drug violations

NEW YORK (AP) Cincinnati pitcher Jose Veras has been suspended for 72 games under baseball's minor league drug program and free agent pitcher Tanner Kiest has been banned 50 games. Veras, a 22-year-old right-hander, tested positive test for metabolites of Stanozolol, the commissioner's office said Friday. He is with the Dominican Summer League Reds. Kiest, a 21-year-old right...
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March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Astros’ Paulino Another Find in Recent Trade

The Houston Astros acquired right-hander David Paulino and outfielder Danry Vasquez from the Detroit Tigers at the trade deadline in 2013 for a two-month rental of reliever Jose Veras. At the time Vasquez was a rising prospect for the Tigers and the centerpiece of the deal. Paulino was nothing more than a rail-thin project to sweeten the pot. A lot has changed since then: Paulino...
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September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Several DSL players out to strong starts in 2015

The Dominican Summer League doesn’t get much coverage here and there’s more than a few reasons for that. But the season is just over two weeks in and both of the Cincinnati Reds teams have a few players that are out to strong starts. While the odds aren’t good that we see most of these guys even make it to the United States, we could see some of them and acknowledging their...
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June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Houston closer Jose Veras trying to make it back to the Astros for a third time

Former Houston Astros RHP Jose Veras, who was released by the Atlanta Braves this spring after he had allowed seven earned runs on eight hits and seven walks in 5 1/3 innings in Grapefruit League, signed a Minor League deal with the Astros on May 15. Veras, 34, who has been at the Extended Spring Training Camp since signing with Houston, made his first appearance in a game Sunday...
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June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Jose Veras agrees to minors deal with Astros

The Houston Astros have agreed to terms on a minor league deal with veteran RHP Jose Veras, according to a club announcement. He will report to extended spring training in Kissimmee, Florida. With this deal in place, Veras will make an attempt at making another appearance with the Astros, having previously been with them for half of 2013 and all of 2014. Jose struggled when he first...
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May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Roster Moves Worth Reporting But Aren’t Worth The 300 Words – Vol. 14

For Baseball Hot Corner’s articles to be recognized by Google, they put a requirement on all blogs that each post/article should be 300 words or more.  That’s usually not a problem for major breaking trades or free agent signing news.  But sometimes, there are trades and signings that do happen that are interesting, but might not need the requisite 300 word analysis.  Nevertheless...
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March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Braves Release Jose Veras

After an attempt to make the big league roster as a non-roster invitee this spring training, veteran reliever Jose Veras was released by the Atlanta Braves on Thursday morning, according to David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution.   #Braves released veteran reliever Jose Veras, a non-roster invitee to spring training. — David O’Brien (@DOBrienAJC) March 19, 2015...
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March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Braves sign Veras, Capps to join bullpen battle in spring

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves have signed two more veteran right-handed relievers to minor league deals, giving Jose Veras and Matt Capps a chance to audition for bullpen jobs in spring training. The 34-year-old Veras combined for 21 saves with Houston and Detroit in 2013. But he lasted only 12 games with the Chicago Cubs last season before being released. He finished in Houston...
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February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Braves sign Matt Capps and Jose Veras to minor league deals

The Atlanta Braves have added a pair of veteran arms on minor league contracts. Both Matt Capps and Jose Veras will receive an invitation to spring training with the Braves after reaching deals on Tuesday. Capps, a former closer with the Pirates, has been out of the big leagues since 2012 as he has dealt with shoulder issues. He has to be seen as a longshot to contribute to the...
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

2014 free agent primer: relief pitchers

We end the free agent primer series with a look at possibly the most overpaid market in baseball today – relief pitchers. A top-tier reliever can make more money than a back-end starter, despite 70 innings a year being considered “a heavy workload”. This winter will be no exception, as there are some relievers out there that seem like they’re going to be getting a lot of...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Bonilla wins again as Texas beats Astros 5-1

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Lisalverto Bonilla became the first pitcher in Texas Rangers history to win his first three career starts with a 5-1 victory over the Houston Astros on Wednesday night. Bonilla (3-0), promoted Sept. 2 from Triple-A Round Rock, allowed four hits and struck out seven in six scoreless innings. His wins all have come during a stretch when the Rangers have won 11...
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History: September 11, 2009

2009: Two outfield assists from David DeJesus and Miguel Olivo’s 12th-inning home run gave the Royals a 2-1 victory over the Indians at Jacobs Field in Cleveland.Olivo’s home run, his 19th of the season, came with one out in the inning off Indians reliever Jose Veras. It broke a 1-1 tie that had lasted since the seventh inning.Both starting pitchers were in command for much of...
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September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros walk past A's, 4-3

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The Houston Astros scored two runs in the ninth without a hit, including Dexter Fowler's bases-loaded walk for the tiebreaking run, and beat the Oakland Athletics 4-3 on Sunday. Jose Veras (4-0) pitched 1 2-3 scoreless innings as the Astros (63-80) took the rubber game of the weekend series. The victory means Houston's streak of 100-loss seasons ends at three...
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September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

End of the line for Jose?

I figured this guy was history five years ago, when the Yankees dumped him. I never believed he was in his 20s. He looked more like 40, and he sweated like 55. I couldn't bear to watch.Well... when the Cubs waive you, you're waived. And when your ERA is past 8.00, wave goodbye. Maybe it's really over. If so, kudos to Jose Veras for lasting this long.Jeez, after we threw him overboard...

Braves Rumors: Atlanta likely to trade for bullpen help

The Atlanta Braves are tied with the Washington Nationals and Miami Marlins atop the crowded National League East, but they do have many flaws. Their offense, for starters, is well below average and has been a big disappointment. The issue they figure to try to fix at the trade deadline is their bullpen, which has been especially bad of late.David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution...
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June 11, 2014  |  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 is...
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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...
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Bullpen Use Baffling Rick Renteria

Allow me to preface all of this by saying that managing a bullpen is very difficult for a manager. Relievers need off-days, they need to be used fairly consistently, they might have minor arm issues that allow them to work, but on a strict pitch limit…the list of things that a manager needs to deal with as it relates to a bullpen is almost endless. All of that said, for a guy who...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

OJTB: Yankees Rally in Regulation, Beat Cubs in 13 Innings

Image: A recap of Wednesday’s game is followed by notes highlighting Tuesday’s contest. Through eight innings at Wrigley Field on Wednesday afternoon, the Yankees’ bats were anemic, and leading by 2-0, the Chicago Cubs appeared poised to sweep the two-game set. As has often been the case throughout their history, the Cubs (16-28) couldn’t close the deal. After rallying...
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May 21, 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 some fun pre...
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May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs Have Problems, But the Bullpen Isn’t One of Them

As Cubs fans, we’re accustomed to thinking that we have it worse than every other fan base of all of the other 29 teams.  In one particular area, it seems that we think if the Cubs were just average, the team would win a lot more games.  That area is the bullpen.  And that line of thinking is just not true.  The bullpen, for the most part, has actually been quite good. There...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs' Jose Veras began rehab assignment at Double-A on Tuesday

The Chicago Cubs won the final game of their cross-town interleague series with the White Sox by the score of 12-5. The win improved the Cubs to 12-21 on the series, last in the National League Central. The Cubs' fans haven't had much to cheer about lately with their team that is 24th in the league in runs scored, but the 12-run outburst was a good sign. Also a good sign was the...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs place Jose Veras on DL

Just as the Chicago Cubs prepare to get Jake Arrieta off the disabled list in a few days, they have now placed another pitcher onto it.'s Cash Kruth reported late Saturday afternoon that the Cubs have placed closer Jose Veras on the 15-day disabled list with a left oblique strain. Cubs beat writer Carrie Muskat also confirmed the news.#Cubs put Jose Veras on 15 day DL...
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April 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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