Tribe acquires Veras from Yankees
The Indians acquired right-hander Jose Veras from the Yankees for cash considerations on Wednesday. The right-handed Veras had been designated for assignment by the Yanks last week.
Veras is expected to join the Indians’ bullen this week, most likely when the club returns home Friday to face the Reds.
In 25 appearances out of the New York ‘pen this season, the 28-year-old Veras was 3-1 with a 5.96 ERA. He walked 14 and struck out 18 in 25 2/3 innings of work. He did not exactly endear himself to Yankee fans on April 16, when he gave up three runs without recording an out against the Tribe to take the loss in the first game at the new Yankee Stadium.
The outlook was much brighter for Veras last season. He went 5-3 with a 3.59 ERA in 60 appearances, walking 29 and striking out 63 in 57 2/3 innings. He became a primary setup option for the Yanks when they traded Kyle Farnsworth to the Tigers.
It is not yet known who will be removed from the active roster to make way for Veras, but the Tribe’s always evolving bullpen is no stranger to tweaking.