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Monday, 29 July 2013 10:40

Tigers acquire Jose Veras from Houston in exchange for Vasquez and player to be named

DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers Monday announced that 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. Veras, 32, has compiled an 0-4 record, 2.93 ERA amd 44 strikeouts in 42 relief outings with the Astros this season. Originally signed by Tampa Bay as a non-drafted free agent on January 19, 1998, Veras has seen action at the major league level with the Yankees, Indians, Marlins, Pirates, Brewers, and Astros. Vasquez hit .281 with 16 doubles, five triples, five home runs, and 39 RBI's in 96 games with Single A West Michigan.