Pirates To Sign Jose Veras

The Pirates have agreed to sign Jose Veras to a minor league deal, according to Enrique Rojas of ESPNDeportes.com (Spanish link).  The reliever will earn a base of $1MM plus incentives if he makes the big league roster, Rojas tweets.  Otherwise, the veteran will make $15K each month in the minors.

Earlier this week we learned that six different clubs offered the right-hander a minor league deal.  Ultimately, Veras chose the Pirates over opportunities with the Giants, Rockies, Twins, Marlins, and Rays. 

Veras, 30, registered a 3.85 ERA with 10.1 K/9 and 5.4 BB/9 in 48 innings for the Marlins last year.  Florida opted to non-tender him in early December.


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