Veras was suspended 72 games for using a performance enhancing substance, per Reds Assistant Director of Media Relations Jamie Ramsey. Veras will have to sit out until midseason then prove he can still cut it in a major league bullpen at age 35. This puts a significant dent in his already waning hopes of finding a solid role in the big leagues.
The Astros released relief pitcher Jose Veras from his minor-league deal, according to the Houston Chronicle. Veras signed a deal with Houston in May.
The Astros signed right-handed reliever Jose Veras to a minor-league contract on Friday. Veras, 34, will report to the team's extended spring training squad in Kissimmee, Fla., before an eventual assignment to Triple-A Fresno. Veras made 34 of 46 appearances with the Astros last season, registering one save and a 3.03 ERA over 32 2/3 innings pitched.
The Braves announced Thursday they have released reliever Jose Veras. The former Astros closer, who was in camp on a minor-league deal, had an 11.81 ERA through six relief appearances. He allowed seven runs on eight hits and seven walks in 5 1/3 innings. He also has four strikeouts, three wild pitches and two hit batters.
Reliever Jose Veras will join the Braves during spring training, according to MLB.com. Veras will be a non-roster invitee, and will attempt to hook on with the club. The 34-year-old posted a 4.50 ERA over 46 innings last year. He spent time with the Cubs and Astros.
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