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Jose Veras

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  • Astros try to boost Keuchel's All-Star chances

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Houston Astros - INSIDE PITCH ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Houston Astros are doing double duty these days as baseball players and politicians. On Monday, manager Bo Porter was urging everybody who came his way to vote...
  • Readers' Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    Readers' Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag
    Why is Arismendy Alcantara at Triple-A Iowa not considered a core player? He hits for average, is a strong fielder with good speed and can play multiple positions. --Scott Schubert, Tulsa, Okla. Scott, you’ve identified many skills that Arismendy...
  • Cubs part ways with reliever Veras

    Cubs part ways with reliever Veras
    The Chicago Cubs cut ties with reliever Jose Veras by designating him for assignment Tuesday. Veras had an 8.10 ERA in 12 appearances. The Cubs owe Veras $3.85 million this season and a $150,000 buyout for 2015. The Cubs also placed catcher Welington...
  • Olt returns to Cubs' lineup, Veras released

    Olt returns to Cubs' lineup, Veras released
    PITTSBURGH -- The spotlight will be on Gregory Polanco as the prized rookie makes his major league debut Tuesday night for the Pittsburgh Pirates. But the Chicago Cubs hope to see a revival from rookie third baseman Mike Olt, who returns to the starting...
  • College coach: Cubs top pick 'extremely ready'

    PITTSBURGH — In the eyes of Indiana baseball coach Tracy Smith, catcher Kyle Schwarber checked off every box with an exclamation mark. "After (Cubs President) Theo Epstein interviewed him this spring in Arizona, he told me it was one of the best...
  • Astros sign ex-Cub closer Veras to minor league deal

    Astros sign ex-Cub closer Veras to minor league deal
    The Houston Astros signed right-handed reliever Jose Veras to a minor league contract on Sunday. Veras, the Astros' former closer, started this season with the Chicago Cubs. Veras, 33, was released by Chicago last Tuesday. He allowed 12 earned runs in...
  • Strop was dynamite, so vote Pedro for closer

    Strop was dynamite, so vote Pedro for closer
    Picking through the dumpster that was the Cubs in 2013 -- and 2012, for that matter -- I thought they’d found something on the mound beyond Travis Wood. And that was reliever Pedro Strop, a hard-throwing right-handed reliever acquired from...
  • Why the 2014 Cubs are like 'The Office'

    I'd love to have the luxury of comparing the Cubs to a show like "The Walking Dead," or any popular scripted drama for that matter. Alas, in terms of quality, drama and critical acclaim, the Cubs are more like a sitcom. A sitcom on its way up, no doubt,...
  • 'Cubs (stupid) Way:' Jackson keeping his job

    'Cubs (stupid) Way:' Jackson keeping his job
    The Choice (and remember, death is not an option): Jose Veras closing games for the Cubs or Edwin Jackson starting them? At least the Cubs are willing to look at other closer options. Veras can just sit there while the likes of Hector Rondon, Pedro...
  • Dodgers looking to add to infield and bullpen at winter meetings

    Dodgers looking to add to infield and bullpen at winter meetings
    Re-signing or replacing third baseman Juan Uribe figures to be at or near the top of the Dodgers’ to-do list at baseball’s winter meetings, which start Monday in Florida. General Manager Ned Colletti said the Dodgers have already made...
  • Tigers stay grounded after sweeping Indians

    Detroit completed a four-game sweep of Cleveland on Thursday night, turning a three-game lead in what for months was a tight American League Central race into a seven-game bulge, when the message came across Twitter. "Congratulations to the Tigers,...