Veras served as the Astros closer, compiling a 2.93 ERA while saving 19 games. The right-hander has shown increased effectiveness by decreasing his walks; Veras has averaged 4.68 BB/9 in his career, but has only walked 2.93 batters per nine innings this season.
Tigers president/GM David Dombrowski discussed Veras in a press release, stating:
Benoit will remain the closer while Veras will serve as a set-up man, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today.
Jordan Garosh of Bless You Boys rated Vasquez as the Tigers No. 3 prospect heading into the season, writing:
At his absolute ceiling, I could see Vasquez hitting around .280 with somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 bombs and 35+ doubles. He's an incredibly long way away from doing that at the major league level, but has got the tools to get there.
Vasquez is hitting .281/.333/.390 for Low-A West Michigan.