Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Astros to sign Jose Veras

Via MLBTR (and many on Twitter), here is ESPN Deportes' Enrique Rojas' report that the Astros and reliever Jose Veras have agreed on a 1-year contract.

The details (according to Rojas):
2013: $1.85m guaranteed
2014: Team option for $3.25m with a $150,000 buyout.

Veras, 32, is arbitration-eligible in 2013 (well, not anymore), but will be a free agent in 2014. In 327 appearances in his seven-year career, Veras has a 4.01 career ERA, with a 1.36 WHIP. In his last three seasons,  he has thrown 186IP, allowing 147H/77ER, with 16 HR allowed. Notably, he struck out 212 batters in those 186IP, walking 103 batters - that's over 10.0 K/9 in each of the last three seasons.

Read this piece to find out Veras sucks and so do the Astros. 

This means that the Astros will have to make a roster move. Maybe Fernando Rodriguez? Maybe they double designate Mickey Storey for assignment?