Jose Veras RP HOU 3 Months

Veras picked up his first save of the season Wednesday with a scoreless frame against the Yankees.

Chad Qualls was unavailable Wednesday due to minor back discomfort, but Veras preserved the 5-2 win for the Astros despite giving up a hit and a walk during the appearance. The veteran reliever earned 21 saves as a member of the Astros and Tigers last season, so he'll likely be used in save situations if Qualls is forced to miss any additional time.

Jose Veras RP HOU 5 Months

Astros purchased the contract of RHP Jose Veras from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Veras signed a minor league contract with the Astros on June 15, five days after being released by the Cubs. He had an 8.10 ERA in 13 1/3 innings for Chicago.

Jose Veras RP HOU 5 Months

Astros signed RHP Jose Veras to a minor league contract.

Veras was released by the Cubs last week but has landed back with the club with which he had the most success. The veteran reliever put up an 8.10 ERA over just 13 1/3 innings this season for Chicago but could conceivably work his way back to being a late-inning option for the Astros. He'll report to the club's spring training complex first before eventually going to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Jose Veras RP HOU 6 Months

Cubs released RHP Jose Veras.

Veras was designated for assignment by the Cubs a week ago after posting an ugly 8.10 ERA over just 13 1/3 innings this season. The Cubs will be responsible for the remainder of his $3.85 million salary this season and the $150,000 buyout on his option for 2015. He should draw interest around MLB now that he's available at the league minimum.

Jose Veras RP HOU 6 Months

Cubs designated RHP Jose Veras for assignment.

Veras opened the 2014 season as the Cubs' primary closer, but he's now off their 40-man roster after posting an 8.10 ERA in 13 1/3 innings. The 33-year-old right-hander is earning a $4 million salary in 2014 and held a $5.5 million club option for the 2015 campaign.

Jose Veras RP HOU 7 Months

Cubs activated RHP Jose Veras from the 15-day disabled list.

Veras hasn't pitched since April 24 due to an oblique strain. He'll likely return as a setup man to Hector Rondon.

Jose Veras RP HOU 7 Months

Jose Veras (oblique) tossed a scoreless inning Tuesday in his first rehab appearance at Double-A Tennessee.

Veras retired all three batters he faced, throwing seven of his 11 pitches for strikes. He should return to the Cubs' bullpen next week and could quickly push himself back into the mix for save opportunities.

Jose Veras RP HOU 7 Months

Jose Veras (oblique) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Tennessee soon.

Veras was placed on the DL last weekend with a strained left oblique, but he's evidently feeling better already. He should rejoin the Cubs' bullpen in a couple weeks if all goes well.

Jose Veras RP HOU 7 Months

Cubs placed RHP Jose Veras on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left oblique.

Veras opened the 2014 season as the Cubs' closer, but he has allowed 10 earned runs in just 5 2/3 innings and will now probably be out for the next three weeks. Chicago is using a ninth-inning committee at the moment.

Jose Veras RP HOU 7 Months

Jose Veras is unavailable for Friday's game against the Brewers due to a sore left oblique.

He's considered day-to-day for the time being, but if he doesn't progress quickly there's a chance that he could be in line for a trip to the disabled list.