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.


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9 Comments on "Rays Acquire Virgil Vasquez"


formerdraftpick
5 years 5 months ago

They are going to make him into a great reliever.

Guest
5 years 5 months ago

J.P. Howell’s temporary remplacement?

Ian_Smell
5 years 5 months ago

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

Guest
5 years 5 months ago

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

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

jb1996
5 years 5 months ago

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

jb1996
5 years 1 month ago

when are we going to get the PTBNL?

BravesRed
5 years 5 months ago

He might never leave?

rockiesfan_303
5 years 5 months ago

He is always on the ball haha

Guest
5 years 4 months ago

Quick hands my friend. Quick hands.