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Minor leaguers Veras, Kiest suspended for drug violations

NEW YORK (AP) Cincinnati pitcher Jose Veras has been suspended for 72 games under baseball's minor league drug program and free agent pitcher Tanner Kiest has been banned 50 games. Veras, a 22-year-old right-hander, tested positive test for metabolites of Stanozolol, the commissioner's office said Friday. He is with the Dominican Summer League Reds. Kiest, a 21-year-old right...
Via Associated Press
March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Jose Veras DFA’d, Castillo to DL

The Chicago Cubs announced a series of roster moves Tuesday afternoon. Current closer Hector Rondon was taken off of the paternity list, and to provide him with a roster spot veteran reliever Jose Veras was designated for assignment. They also placed Welington Castillo on the 15 day disabled list, and catcher Eli Whiteside was called up from Triple-A Iowa. Jose Veras was signed...
Via isportsweb.com
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs Have Problems, But the Bullpen Isn’t One of Them

As Cubs fans, we’re accustomed to thinking that we have it worse than every other fan base of all of the other 29 teams.  In one particular area, it seems that we think if the Cubs were just average, the team would win a lot more games.  That area is the bullpen.  And that line of thinking is just not true.  The bullpen, for the most part, has actually been quite good. There...
Via World Series Dreaming
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Jose Veras loses closing role with Cubs

Chicago Cubs’ right-hander Jose Veras now joins Jim Johnson of the Oakland Athletics as the only two relievers to lose their closing job with their respective clubs this seasonThe news was announced today by Cubs’ manager Rick Renteria, saying that Veras is out of closer role for now, following Friday’s 6-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals that had to go to extras because...
Via Baseball Essential
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Veras out as Cubs Closer

First year Chicago Cubs manager Rick Renteria is pushing his buttons with Jose Veras. “Shaky outing, but he’s still our guy. It’s too early to decide anything like that,” Renteria said Friday night. “His stuff is there, but I think he just gets a little excited. He starts pulling some pitches. He overthrows pitches. He just has to find his rhythm.” After sleeping on it...
Via isportsweb.com
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Jose Veras Out as Cubs Closer

Some will argue this is why you have to draft Craig Kimbrel or Glen Perkins, but this is exactly why we don't value closers in the draft. The Chicago Cubs have removed Jose Veras from the closer role after blowing 2 saves. Candidates to save games in his place include Hector Rondon, Justin Grimm and Pedro Strop. Rondon pitched a perfect 11th inning for his first career save...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Veras, Sanchez and Wada sign to the Cubs

Jose Veras the former closer for the Houston Astros and Detroit Tigers has signed a deal with the Chicago Cubs. Veras was traded mid-season last year to the Tigers and had a small role in Detroit’s playoff run. Veras played for the Yankees, Indians, Marlins, Pirates, and Brewers before joining the Astros in 2012. He was then traded to Detroit for Danry Vasquez near the deadline...
Via isportsweb.com
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Cubs, closer Jose Veras near agreement on $4M contract

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 person spoke Tuesday on the condition of anonymity because the deal with the 33-year-old right-hander was pending a physical. Veras would get $3.85 million next season, and the Cubs have a $5.5 million option for 2014 with a $150,000 buyout...
Via Associated Press
December 17, 2013  |  Discuss
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