A person familiar with the situation says the Chicago Cubs and reliever Jose Veras were closing in on a $4 million, one-year contract.
The Detroit Tigers announced they will not renew the 2014 option on Jose Veras and that Darin Downs and Matt Tuiasosopo have been claimed off waivers.
The Detroit Tigers worked hard during the season to shore up their vulnerable bullpen, and despite those efforts, a lack of dependable relief arms took a dramatic toll Sunday.
If you’re a fan of most sports in Detroit, this week has been swell.
Veras, who currently has an ERA of 2.93 and WHIP of 1.000 in 42 games this season, was acquired by the Tigers for Single-A outfielder Danry Vasquez, rated the team’s number four prospect.
The Detroit Tigers today announced the club has acquired righthanded pitcher Jose Veras from the Houston Astros in exchange for outfielder Danry Vasquez and a player to be named later on or before September 15, 2013.