Jose Veras trade: Who will be Houston’s next closer? Who takes Veras’ roster spot?

Jose Veras, Reliever, Acquired By Detroit Tigers From Houston Astros To Help Bullpen

Of those, Lo may be the most likely possibility, as he’s already on the 40-man roster and has been pitching well of late. I wouldn’t be surprised if Chia-Jen Lo is the RP who is promoted. He’s been scoreless over his last seven appearances with 0 walks. #Astros Sean Feist (@native_astro) July 29, 2013 Any of the three could be added, though, as Houston has open 40-man roster spots currently.Any of those three would help out a beleaguered bullpen, but I’d be shocked if any of those three were promoted and also named the team’s new closer.
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Houston Rockets add veteran center Marcus Camby

Houston Rockets add veteran center Marcus Camby By Associated Press, HOUSTON The Houston Rockets have signed veteran free agent center Marcus Camby. It is the second stint for Camby in Houston after he played for the Rockets in 2012. The 39-year-old played 19 games for Houston that season and averaged 7.1 points, 9.3 rebounds and 1.53 blocks. He was shipped to the New York Knicks by landscaping rocks houston the Rockets in a sign-and-trade in July 2012 and appeared in 24 games for the Knicks last season. The 6-foot-11 player was traded to Toronto on July 10 and waived by the Raptors on July 17. He joins a team that has superstar center Dwight Howard, Houstons major free agent pickup, and last years starting center Omer Asik.
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(Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) Get Detroit Newsletters: Subscribe Follow: Detroit Sports , Astros Trade Veras , Detroit Tigers , Detroit Tigers Jose Veras , Jose Veras , Jose Veras Detroit Tigers , Jose Veras Houston Astros , Jose Veras Trade , Tigers Acquire Veras , Veras Detroit Tigers , Detroit News DETROIT — The Detroit Tigers added some help for their shaky bullpen Monday, acquiring reliever Jose Veras from the Houston Astros for minor league outfielder Danry Vasquez and a player to be named. Veras is 0-4 with a 2.93 ERA and 19 saves this season, and the 32-year-old right-hander has struck out 44 in 43 innings with only 14 walks. “We are pleased to add an experienced arm to our bullpen,” Detroit general manager Dave Dombrowski said. “Jose can pitch in a variety of roles, provides depth in the bullpen, and complements the roles of Joaquin Benoit and Drew Smyly.” Detroit entered the season with a lot of uncertainty at the closer spot, and although Benoit has pitched well in that role of late, the AL Central-leading Tigers still needed bullpen depth.
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