Veal was released by the Rangers on Monday, Baseball America reports. Veal pitched well in the minors in the Braves organization last season, but was bad in the majors. He also didn't raise his stock during spring training with the Rangers, giving up two earned runs over only one inning pitched, leading the Rangers to release him. Although he doesn't have very good stats to his name thus far in his career, his left-handedness alone could land him a job with a club looking for organizational pitching depth.
Veal signed a minor league contract with the Rangers on Wednesday, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. Veal appeared in just five games with the Braves in 2015, allowing seven earned runs with three home runs over 4.1 innings of work before ultimately being released from the organization. He'll likely start the year as a reliever at the minor league level.
The Braves officially released pitcher Donnie Veal on Monday, reports the Atlanta-Journal Constitution. The Braves designated Veal for assignment last week. He had a 14.54 ERA in 4 1/3 innings this season.
Braves reliever Donnie Veal was designated for assignment Monday. To take his roster spot, reliever Cody Martin was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett. Veal posted a 14.54 ERA in five relief appearances for Atlanta. Martin is 2-2 with a 4.12 ERA in 17 relief outings for Atlanta this season.
Braves reliever Donnie Veal failed to protect a one-run lead in the seventh inning. Veal allowed an inherited runner to score, tying the game, then gave up two of his own, after allowing a single and home run, sandwiched around a sacrifice bunt. It was Veal's second career blown save. His previous blown save was in 2012, with the White Sox.