Rays Acquire Virgil Vasquez

The Rays acquired Virgil Vasquez from the Pirates for a player to be named later, according to Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. We heard yesterday that the two clubs were talking about a possible deal involving Vasquez.

The 27-year-old right-hander appeared in 14 games for the Pirates last year. He pitched to a 5.84 ERA in 44.2 innings, with 5.8 K/9 and 3.6 BB/9. Vasquez also made 19 starts at Triple A, where he posted a 3.93 ERA with 6.0 K/9 and 1.3 BB/9. He combined an 89 mph fastball with a slider, a curve and a change-up last year, according to FanGraphs.

9 Responses to Rays Acquire Virgil Vasquez Leave a Reply

  1. formerdraftpick 5 years ago

    They are going to make him into a great reliever.

  2. Guest 5 years ago

    J.P. Howell’s temporary remplacement?

  3. Ian_Smell 5 years ago

    Goodbye VV! May the Rays be blessed with the Virgil Islands!

  4. Guest 5 years ago

    for a player to be named later, hmmm…. maybe Reid Brignac?

    Good luck Rays. Maybe you can help VV with his control problems.

  5. jb1996 5 years ago

    It is about time for him to go! Best of Luck at Tampa!

  6. jb1996 5 years ago

    when are we going to get the PTBNL?

  7. BravesRed 5 years ago

    He might never leave?

  8. rockiesfan_303 5 years ago

    He is always on the ball haha

  9. Guest 5 years ago

    Quick hands my friend. Quick hands.

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