Jul 6, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Houston Astros relief pitcher Jose Veras (41) throws to the Texas Rangers during the ninth inning at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports

2013 MLB Trade Deadline: Tigers Considering Jose Veras


According the Danny Knobler of CBS, The Detroit Tigers are split on Houston Astro’s closer Jose Veras.

The 32-year-old closer has had a breakout season with the Houston Astros posting a 3.12 ERA with a WHIP of 1.041and saving 18 games for the hapless Astros.

Veras has had an up and down career and was not offered a contract by the Milwaukee Brewers at the end of 2012.  Houston decided to take a chance on Veras and signed to be the teams closer a gamble that could pay off big for the Astros who will probably acquire a minor league prospect to help with the rebuilding effort.

Jose Veras may be a very affordable choice for the Tigers who are trying to acquire and extra arm with-out sacrificing top prospects. The Astros have needs at nearly every position on the diamond, save second base, and the Tigers have a few extra outfielders they could offer. Matt Tuiasoppo , Avisail Garcia and Andy Dirks are all candidates to head the other way in a trade for a reliever.

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