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Astros agree to one-year deal with reliever Jose Veras

Dec 18, 2012, 1:49 PM EDT

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Jose Veras, who spent this season with the Brewers, has agreed to a one-year deal with the Astros.

According to Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes the 32-year-old right-hander will get $1.85 million and the contract also includes a $3.25 million option or $150,000 buyout for 2014.

Veras threw 67 innings with a 3.63 ERA and 79/40 K/BB ratio for Milwaukee and has posted a sub-4.00 ERA in four of his five full seasons in the majors, balancing poor control with big strikeout totals.

He’s mostly been a middle reliever, but should get a chance to handle some high-leverage innings in Houston.

  1. jeffa43 - Dec 18, 2012 at 2:04 PM

    Writer says “He should get a chance to handle some high-leverage innings in Houston”

    Like…. if you can get us out of this bases loaded jam, we will still be within 3 runs?

    • stex52 - Dec 19, 2012 at 9:32 AM

      Good point. Painful, but good. But this is the kind of acquisition that makes some sense to me. You are not paying too much, the guy has a decent track record, and you are not blocking anyone from coming up.

      I’m not expecting great things. But they need to be in more games.

  2. jkaflagg - Dec 18, 2012 at 6:18 PM

    Seems like every team sometimes has (or acquires) a player who seems to have no particular value that is obvious to the fans….the purpose of this acquisition (and that of Pena as well) seems to be to add a few experienced players to a clubhouse that will be full of rookies and young players…..and if they perform capably more the better, especially if they might bring something back at the trade deadline….

  3. mazblast - Dec 19, 2012 at 1:34 AM

    The Astros are not likely to have that many high-leverage situations, but Veras is a decent pickup to pitch those few.

    IIRC, his only bad year was the year I owned him. Of course.

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