Detroit Tigers introduce relief pitcher Jose Veras acquired from Houston Astros

(WXYZ) - The Detroit Tigers have introduced their new relief pitcher Jose Veras, acquired from the Houston Astros.

Jose Veras says it's a blessing to join the Tigers. He said he knows the goal is the World Series.

The deal involves trading outfielder Danry Vasquez and another player to be named on or before September 15.

"We are pleased to add an experienced arm to our bullpen," said David Dombrowski, Tigers' President, CEO, and General Manager  "Jose can pitch in a variety of roles, provides depth in the bullpen, and complements the  roles of Joaquin Benoit and Drew Smyly."

Veras is 32-years-old. He has a 0-4 record, 2.93 ERA and 44 strikeouts in 42 relief outings with the Astros this season.

He's played for Tampa Bay, the Yankees, Indians, Marlins, Pirates, Brewers and Astros.


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