Marlins outright Veras

Joe Veras, who was designated for assignment on April 14, cleared waivers and he was outrighted to Triple-A New Orleans on Friday.

The move means the veteran right-hander remains in the organization.

veras2.jpg“We’ll see him some time again this year,” manager Fredi Gonzalez said.

A non-roster invitee to Spring Training, Veras made the Marlins Opening Day roster, and he initially was in a late innings setup role.

But he struggled throwing strikes, and after four appearances, his ERA was 15.43, although he had a win. Veras allowed eight runs in 4 2/3 innings, and he struck out five while walking four.

“Sometimes it is just about getting people out,” Gonzalez said.

In Spring Training, Veras was throwing hard, showing a 96 mph fastball.

“We liked his velocity and movement,” Gonzalez said. “I’m glad he cleared waivers. We’ll see him again.”

— Joe Frisaro


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