Jose Veras

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  • Age: 35

Jose Veras MLB Career Stats

23-23 3.91 423.0 438 1.32

Jose Veras Bio

  • Full Name: Jose Enger Veras
  • Born: 10/20/1980 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Debut: August 5, 2006
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MLB Career Stats 23 23 3.91 440 0 27 423.0 438 1.32
  • Status: Released


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May 15, 2015 at 10:35 PM ET

Veras returns to Astros on Minors deal

Veteran right-hander Jose Veras, who spent parts of the previous two seasons with the Astros, was signed to a Minor League deal Friday and will report to the team's Spring Training facility in Kissimmee, Fla., to get his arm in shape before going to Triple-A Fresno.

March 19, 2015 at 12:11 PM ET

Veteran reliever Veras released by Braves

The Braves announced they had released veteran reliever Jose Veras on Thursday morning, less than 12 hours after the right-hander allowed a hit, issued a walk and hit a batter while recording just two outs against the Yankees.


Jose Veras Leaderboards


Season SV Rank
2013 21 14th in AL


Season G Rank
2011 79 2nd in NL
2012 72 20th in NL


Season HLD Rank
2010 19 18th in NL
2011 27 5th in NL

Jose Veras Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
July 30, 2015 Fresno Grizzlies released RHP Jose Veras.
June 6, 2015 RHP Jose Veras assigned to Fresno Grizzlies.
May 18, 2015 Houston Astros signed free agent RHP Jose Veras to a minor league contract.
March 19, 2015 Atlanta Braves released RHP Jose Veras.
February 13, 2015 RHP Jose Veras assigned to Gwinnett Braves.
February 10, 2015 Atlanta Braves signed free agent RHP Jose Veras to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
October 30, 2014 RHP Jose Veras elected free agency.
June 26, 2014 Houston Astros selected the contract of RHP Jose Veras from Oklahoma City RedHawks.
June 21, 2014 RHP Jose Veras assigned to Oklahoma City RedHawks.
June 20, 2014 Houston Astros signed free agent RHP Jose Veras to a minor league contract.
June 10, 2014 Chicago Cubs released RHP Jose Veras.
June 3, 2014 Chicago Cubs designated RHP Jose Veras for assignment.
May 14, 2014 Chicago Cubs activated RHP Jose Veras from the 15-day disabled list.
May 6, 2014 Chicago Cubs sent RHP Jose Veras on a rehab assignment to Tennessee Smokies.
April 26, 2014 Chicago Cubs placed RHP Jose Veras on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 25, 2014. Strained left oblique.
December 27, 2013 Chicago Cubs signed free agent RHP Jose Veras.
November 1, 2013 RHP Jose Veras elected free agency.
July 30, 2013 Detroit Tigers activated RHP Jose Veras.
July 29, 2013 Houston Astros traded RHP Jose Veras to Detroit Tigers for OF Danry Vasquez.
December 21, 2012 Houston Astros signed free agent Jose Veras.
November 1, 2012 RHP Jose Veras elected free agency.
December 13, 2011 Milwaukee Brewers traded 1B Casey McGehee to Pittsburgh Pirates for RHP Jose Veras.
March 31, 2011 Pittsburgh Pirates selected the contract of Jose Veras from Indianapolis Indians.
March 31, 2011 Jose Veras roster status changed by Pittsburgh Pirates.
January 21, 2011 Indianapolis Indians signed free agent Jose Veras.
January 18, 2011 Pittsburgh Pirates signed free agent Jose Veras.
December 2, 2010 RHP Jose Veras elected free agency.
June 25, 2010 Florida Marlins selected the contract of RHP Jose Veras from New Orleans Zephyrs.
April 22, 2010 Jose Veras assigned to New Orleans Zephyrs from Marlins Extended Spring Training.
April 17, 2010 Jose Veras assigned to Marlins Extended Spring Training from New Orleans Zephyrs.
April 16, 2010 Florida Marlins sent RHP Jose Veras outright to New Orleans Zephyrs.
April 14, 2010 Florida Marlins designated RHP Jose Veras for assignment.
April 3, 2010 Florida Marlins selected the contract of Jose Veras from New Orleans Zephyrs.
April 2, 2010 Jose Veras assigned to New Orleans Zephyrs.
January 29, 2010 Florida Marlins signed free agent RHP Jose Veras to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
December 13, 2009 RHP Jose Veras elected free agency.
September 1, 2009 Cleveland Indians selected the contract of RHP Jose Veras from Columbus Clippers.
August 16, 2009 Jose Veras roster status changed by Columbus Clippers.
August 11, 2009 Cleveland Indians sent RHP Jose Veras outright to Columbus Clippers.
August 5, 2009 Cleveland Indians designated RHP Jose Veras for assignment.
June 27, 2009 Cleveland Indians activated RHP Jose Veras.
June 24, 2009 New York Yankees traded RHP Jose Veras to Cleveland Indians.
June 16, 2009 New York Yankees designated RHP Jose Veras for assignment.

Jose Enger Veras Bio Info

Jose signed with Chicago in December of 2013 … is 19-22 with 26 saves and a 3.84 ERA (161 ER/377.0 IP) in 394 career relief appearances with the Yankees (2006-09), Indians (2009), Marlins (2010), Pirates (2011), Brewers (2012), Astros (2013) and Tigers (2013)... Has walked 194 hitters while striking out 388 in 377.0 innings of work, good for a 9.3 strikeouts per nine innings ratio... Has surrendered just 39 home runs in his big league career... His 218 combined appearances in the last three seasons (2011-13) rank tied for fifth-most among all major league hurlers... Has no record with a 3.18 ERA (2 ER/5.2 IP) and 10 strikeouts in eight career playoff appearances... Owns a 48-50 record with 60 saves and a 4.46 ERA (408 ER/824.0 IP) in 309 minor league games (116 starts)... Has punched out 791 hitters compared to 369 walks in the minors... Named a Double-A Southern League All-Star while with Orlando in Tampa Bay's organization in 2003... Originally signed by Tampa Bay on January 19, 1998, as a 17-year-old non-drafted free agent out of the Dominican Republic.


Jose began the season with Houston as the team's closer before he was traded to Detroit in July, joining the Tigers in a set-up role en route to the American League Central division title … went 0-5 with a career-high 21 saves and a 3.02 ERA (21 ER/62.2 IP) in 67 relief appearances between the two clubs … struck out 60 while walking just 22 in 62.2 innings of work... Went 0-4 with a 2.93 ERA (14 ER/43.0 IP) in 42 relief appearances with the Astros before being dealt to Detroit on July 29 for outfielder Danry Vasquez and a player to be named later... Posted a 2.45 ERA (7 ER/25.2 IP) with 27 strikeouts in 29 road games compared to a 3.41 ERA (14 ER/37.0 IP) in 38 home games... Combined to hold right-handed hitters to a .165 average (18-for-109) while lefties batted .231 (27-for-117)... Opponents were 20-for-92 (.217) with 24 strikeouts against him with runners on base... Punched out a season-best four hitters in 1.1 innings of work May 2 vs. the Tigers... Worked a scoreless inning of relief in his Tigers debut, July 30 vs. Washington... Tossed a season-high 2.0-scoreless frames, August 4 vs. the White Sox... Appeared in one A.L. Division Series game vs. Oakland, tossing 1.2-scoreless innings while fanning three... Had no record with a 5.40 ERA (2 ER/3.1 IP) in five League Championship games vs. Boston.

2012 Was 5-4 in 72 relief appearances for Milwaukee in 2012 with a 3.63 ERA (27ER/67IP) with 79 strikeouts and 61 hits allowed in 67.0 innings of work...his 10.61 strikeouts per 9.0 innings pitched ratio ranked 10th among right-handed NL relievers...was unscored upon in 23 of his last 25 appearances with a 1.13 ERA (3ER/24IP).....did not allow a run in his last 14 appearances (11.2IP)...picked up his only save of the season on June 10 vs. SD.....struck out 79 batters in just 67.0 innings pitched this season..was eligible for arbitration following the season before being outrighted and granted free agency on Nov. 1. 2011 Signed as a free agent with Pittsburgh on 1/16...Went 2-4 with a 3.80 ERA and 1 save in 79 relief appearances during his first full MLB season...Held opponents to a .206 batting average with 79 strikeouts in 71.0 innings...Tied for second in the National League in appearances (79) and was fifth in holds (27)...Was traded to Milwaukee in exchange for 3B Casey McGehee on 12/12 2010 Began his 13th professional season in baseball with Florida...Picked up first victory with Marlins in third outing on 4/10 vs. Los Angeles (NL)...Went 1-0 with a 15.43 ERA (4.2ip/8er) in four appearances before being designated for assignment on 4/14...Cleared waivers and was assigned to Triple-A New Orleans, where he was scored upon in seven of his first 15 appearances (20.1ip/15er)...Picked up his two saves with New Orleans on 5/2 at Oklahoma City and 6/20 at Memphis...Tossed 9.0 scoreless innings in his last nine games with the Zephyrs thru 6/23...Had contract selected by Florida on 6/25 and made 11 consecutive scoreless appearances with the Marlins after his return (12.2ip)...Was scored upon just once in 18 games with Florida from 6/25 thru 8/19...Posted a 1.17 ERA (15.1ip/2er) in 13 games during the month of August...Held left-handed hitters to a .155 (13-for-84) average and right-handed hitters to a .221 (19-for- 86) average while pitching with Florida...Stranded 25 of his 26 inherited runners, which was the second-lowest percentage (3.8%) of runners to score among Major League relief pitchers with at least 20 inherited runners. 2009 Split his 12th professional season between the New York Yankees and Cleveland Indians, going a combined 4-3 with a 5.19 ERA (50.1 IP/29 ER) at the Major League level. Also appeared in seven games with triple-A Columbus, going 0-1 with a 1.29 ERA prior to finishing the season with the Indians...Began the season with New York, going 3-1 with a 5.96 ERA in 25 appearances out of the Yankees' bullpen...Took the loss in the opening game at the New Yankee Stadium on April 16 vs. Cleveland, surrendering three runs (one earned) on two hits without recording an out...Reached a career-high 3.1 scoreless innings on April 22 vs. Oakland. Struck out a career-best four batters and issued only one walk. Tossed 3.0 innings in his previous appearance on April 18 vs. Cleveland, surrendering one run on a home run by Travis Hafner...Acquired by Indians for cash on June 24 and reported to Cleveland three days later...Made 12 appearances with Tribe, going 1-1 with a 7.62 ERA (13.0 IP/11 ER) prior to being designated for assignment on August 5. Was outrighted to Columbus on August 11 and allowed just one run over 7.0 innings before going back to Cleveland on September 1...Went 0-1 with a 0.77 ERA (11.2 IP/1 ER) in 10 September/October games...Won his final two decisions with New York and his first two decisions with Cleveland to establish a career-best four-game win streak...Made eight appearances with Leones del Escogido in the Dominican Winter League following the season. Went 1-0 and held opponents scoreless over his 8.0 innings. Also appeared in one game for the Dominican Republic in the Carribbean Series, tossing a scoreless innings against Venezuela. 2008 Was 5-3 with a 3.59 ERA in a career-high 60 relief appearances with the Yankees... ranked second among Yankees relievers in games and innings pitched (57.2) and tied with Edwar Ramirez for second in strikeouts (63), trailing Mariano Rivera in each category...Opponents batted .239 (52-for-218, 7HR); LH .217 (20- for-92, 5HR), RH .254 (32-for-126, 2HR)... prevented nineof- 13 inherited runners from scoring (69.2%)... retired 36-of-60 first-batters faced (60.0%)... pitched consecutive games nine times and three straight games twice (8/22- 24 and 8/29-31)... owned a 1.54 ERA in games he pitched on consecutive days (11.2IP, 2ER)... four of his five wins came on the road...Pitched a season-high 2.0 innings three times, holding opponents hitless and scoreless in each outing... pitched less than 1.0 inning 14 times...Compiled a 2.16 ERA (33.1IP, 8ER) in 33 games against non-AL East opponents...Was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on 5/2 and made his Yankees season debut the next day in a win vs. Seattle, tossing a perfect ninth inning (1.0IP, 1K)... posted a 5.25 ERA in his first month of action, allowing 11H and 7ER in 12.0IP over 12 appearances through 6/3... went 5-3 with a 3.15 ERA over the remainder of the season (48G, 45.2IP, 41, 16ER)...Allowed just 1ER in 16 appearances from 6/5-7/9, going 2-0 with a 0.52 ERA over the stretch (17.1IP, 12H, 8BB, 18K, 1WP)... had seven straight scoreless outings from 6/5-19, allowing only 4H with 11K in 9.0IP...Earned his first Major League victory on 6/13 at Houston, tossing 2.0 perfect innings in a 2-1 win and striking out three of six batters faced... did not receive a decision in his first 37 career appearances...Had an eight-outing scoreless stretch from 6/25-7/9 (8.0IP)... was charged with his first Major League loss on 7/10 at Pittsburgh, allowing the go-ahead HR to Nate McLouth in the seventh...collected another stretch of eight consecutive scoreless appearances from 7/22-8/6, holding opponents to 4H over 6.2IP while striking out 11...Allowed a career-high 5R and 5ER in 0.1IP in 8/27 loss vs. Boston, surrendering 3H and 2BB... less that outing, pitched to a 2.83 ERA in his 59 other appearances in 2008 (57.1IP, 18ER)...Appeared in all three games of the series vs. Toronto from 8/29-31, tossing 1.2 combined scoreless innings...recorded the loss in the season finale on 9/28 at Boston (Game 2), allowing a bases-loaded "walk-off" single to Jonathan Van Every...Began the season with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, pitching to a 1.38 ERA in 13 relief appearances and recording nine saves in nine chances... did not allow an earned run in 12 of his 13 appearances, holding opponents scoreless 11 times (both of his earned runs came in 4/11 win vs. Durham)...Did not allow a walk to a right-handed batter (28PA, 13K) with Scranton/WB... at the time of his call-up, was leading the International League with 14.5 K/9.0IP, tied for first in appearances and second in saves. 2007 Was 0-0 with a 5.79 ERA in nine appearances with the Yankees in 2007...Opponents batted .176 (6-for-34, 0HR); LH .154 (2-for-13), RH .190 (4-for-21)...Was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on 9/1...made first appearance of the season in 9/2 loss vs. Tampa Bay, tossing 1.1 scoreless innings (2BB, 1K)...Recorded the save in both of his opportunities coming in each of his last two outings, 9/27 at Tampa Bay and 9/29 at Baltimore...Did not allow a run over his final four appearances (4.0IP, 2H, 2BB, 2K)...Began the season on the 15-day D.L., following right elbow surgery on 3/22 to remove bone chips...was transferred to the 60-day D.L. on 5/15...was returned and reinstated from the 60-day D.L. and optioned to Scranton/WB on 8/14 (missed 118 team games)...In 16G (3GS) this season with Scranton/WB, Single-A Tampa and the GCL Yankees, was 2-0 with four saves and a 3.43 ERA (21.0IP, 19H, 8ER, 9BB, 23K, 1HR)...opponents batted .235 (19-for-81, 1HR); LH .256 (11-for-43, 0HR), RH .211 (8-for-38, 1HR)...Began his rehab assignment with the GCL Yankees on 7/ 2GS, was 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA in 2.0IP (2H, 1K)...was transferred to Tampa on 7/21 and in two games (1GS), was 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA...did not allow a hit in 3.0IP (2BB, 5K)...was transferred to Scranton/WB on 7/ 12 relief appearances, was 2-0 with four saves (in four opportunities) and a 4.50 ERA (16.0IP, 17H, 8ER, 17BB, 17K, 1HR)...Did not allow a run in four spring training relief appearances with the Yankees in 2007 (3.1IP, 3H, 1BB, 2K)...Was signed by the Yankees as a free agent on 12/16/05. 2006 Made 12 appearances out of the bullpen for the Yankees, posting one save without receiving a decision (4.09 ERA)...with Triple-A Columbus, went 5-3 with 21 saves and a 2.41 ERA in 50 relief appearances...allowed just three home runs while striking out 68 batters in 59.2IP (10.3K per 9.0IP)...ranked fourth in the International League with 39 games finished...his 21 saves ranked fifth in the league and were second among all Yankees minor leaguers (behind only Justin Pope's 23 saves for Double-A Trenton)...held left-handed hitters to a .169 average (14-for-83, 0HR) and held opponents to a .143 average (8-for-56) with runners in scoring position...Went 1-0 with six saves and a 1.06 ERA in 10 appearances in June for the Clippers...had contract purchased by the Yankees from Columbus on 6/18...did not appear in a game and was optioned back to Columbus on 6/20...was recalled by the Yankees on 8/4 and made his Major League debut on 8/5 at Baltimore, tossing 2.0 scoreless innings...was optioned to Columbus on 8/16...did not allow a run in his final 12 appearances for the Clippers (from 7/24-8/28), going 2-0 with six saves in 13.2IP (9H, 4BB, 15K)...Limited opposing International League hitters to a .161 batting average in August...was recalled for a third stint with the Yankees on 9/1...did not pitch until 9/8 at Baltimore...held opponents scoreless over his next four outings from 9/ 9/18 win at Toronto, retired only batter faced in ninth (Hill) to record first career save in first opportunity...became the first rookie to save a game for the Yankees since Dave Pavlas on 8/24/96 (for the only save of his Major-League career). 2005 With Triple-A Oklahoma, posted a 3-5 record and a 3.79 ERA and established minor league career highs in saves (24) and appearances (57)...lead the Pacific Coast League with 47 games finished, ranked second in appearances and third in saves...went 0-1 with six saves and a 0.50 ERA in 13 May appearances while allowing just 1ER in 18.0 IP (3BB, 23K)...Earned his first professional save on 5/19 vs. Salt Lake City, tossing 1.2 scoreless innings...tossed 9.2 scoreless innings in eight straight appearances from 5/19-6/2 while earning seven saves...recorded 16 saves in a 19-appearance span from 7/21-8/31 (19.1IP, 4ER, 28K)...struck out a season-high five batters in 2.0IP on 8/2 at Las Vegas. 2004 Split the season with Triple-A Durham and Double-A Montgomery, combining to go a combined 7-5 with a 5.34 ERA in 33 games (13 starts)...spent most of the year with Durham...began season in bullpen, going 0-1 with a 4.24ERA (17.0IP, 8 ER) in nine games...made first start on 5/18, allowing three runs in 4.1 innings...was transferred to Montgomery for a three-start stint in late May...rejoined Bulls in early June and made four consecutive starts...held opponents scoreless in all but one of his last 10 relief appearances beginning 7/5...was 4-0 with a 0.50 ERA (18.0 IP, 1 ER) in that span...longest outing was 7.0 innings in start on 7/8 vs. Rochester...longest relief outing was 3.1 innings on 8/11 vs. Louisville...posted season-high six strikeouts in starts on 6/12 at Pawtucket and 7/8 vs. Rochester...went 1-1 with a 1.45 ERA and 10 saves in 18 relief appearances for Escogido in the Dominican Winter League...recorded 19 strikeouts and just four walks. 2003 Split the season between Double-A Orlando and Triple-A Durham, combining to go 6-9 with a 3.65 ERA in 30 games (22 starts)...led the Devil Rays organization with 121 strikeouts...spent the majority of the season with Orlando, where he was 6-9 with a 3.45 ERA and118 strikeouts in 27 games (22 starts)...earned a spot on the Southern League All-Star team...began the season in the starting rotation, going 6-9 with a 3.68 ERA in 22 starts...made his final five appearances with the Rays out of the bullpen, tossing 8.0 scoreless innings and recording 15 strikeouts...held opposing batters to a .115 average as a reliever...took a loss in first five decisions of the season, earning his first win on 5/28 vs. Jackson...earned back-to-back wins on 7/4 and 8/1, compiling 14.0 scoreless innings in the two contests...tossed first career complete game shutout on 8/1 at Tennessee, allowing just two hits in a 1-0 Orlando win...recorded season-high 10 strikeouts on 5/11 at Jackson...did not issue a walk in 20.1 innings over his last seven appearances with the Rays...finished the season with Durham, posting an 8.44 ERA in three relief appearances. 2002 Was placed on the restricted list to begin the season and did not appear in a game until June...combined to go 3-4 with a 4.77 ERA in 13 starts for Class-A Hudson Valley and Class-A Bakersfield...began the season at Hudson Valley, making two starts on 6/21 and 6/26 without allowing a run (7.0IP, 2H)...was transferred to Bakersfield on 6/29 and spent the remainder of the season there, going 3-4 with a 5.34 ERA in 11 starts with the Blaze... notched season-high 11 strikeouts on 8/11 vs. Stockton, tossing 7.0 scoreless innings and allowing just three hits in a no decision...recorded five or more strikeouts in seven of his 11 starts with the Blaze...posted a 3.28 ERA in his final four starts of the season to lower season mark from 6.82. 2001 Went 9-8 with a 4.53 ERA in 27 starts for Single-A Bakersfield...earned a win in each of his five starts in June, posting a 0.78 ERA (34.2IP, 3 ER) during the month...did not allow an earned run in 20.2 innings pitched over three outings from 6/9-22...recorded season-highs with nine strikeouts and 8.0 innings pitched on 6/27 vs. Lake Elsinore...recorded at least five strikeouts in 19 of his 27 starts...ended the season with five consecutive losses, posting a 7.64 ERA in a 10-game stretch to raise his season mark from 2.76. 2000 Spent the season with Charleston in the South Atlantic League, going 8-8 with a 4.81 ERA and 102 strikeouts in 20 starts...posted a 2.84 ERA (18 ER/59.0 IP) in his last 10 starts of the season to lower season ERA from 7.07...recorded season-high 10 strikeouts in a losing effort on 7/14 vs. Augusta...tossed 6.0 shutout innings twice, on 7/30 vs. Hickory and again on 8/12 vs. Savannah...received a decision in each of his final 11 starts. 1999 Spent the entire season with Princeton in the Appalachian League...was 3-5 with a 7.12 ERA while leading the league in walks (50) and starts (14) while with the Rays...earned back-to-back wins in his first two outings of the season, including a 6.0 shutout inning performance on 6/24 at Elizabethton...did not earn another win until his final outing of the season, on 8/26 at Danville, going 0-6 with an 8.59 ERA in his 11 starts in between victories. 1998 Made his professional debut with the Gulf Coast Devil Rays, going 1-1 with a 6.75 ERA and 19 strikeouts in five games (four starts).