PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 11: Jose Veras #43 of the Pittsburgh Pirates makes a delivery in the eighth inning against the New York Mets during the game on June 11, 2011 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Pirates defeated the Mets 3-2. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
Jon Heyman from CBS Sports is reporting that the Milwaukee Brewers have beaten relief pitcher in arbitration. Now Veras will make the $2 million that the Brewers offered for the 2012 season instead of the $2.37 million he requested.
Veras, a right hander, is the last Brewers player eligible for arbitration this year so they will not be in the courts again, Last season he had an earned run average of 3.80 in 71 innings for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He has pitched with the New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians, Florida Marlins and Pirates in his six year career and is thirty years old.
The Brewers acquired Veras from the Pirates this off season in exchange for third baseman/ first baseman Casey McGehee. Veras has a career ERA of 4.11 in 255 games all time. He has never made a start in his six year career. He broke the majors when he was 25 with the Yankees in 2006.