Breaking down the Jose Veras trade 

July, 29, 2013
7/29/13
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In a trade that nets them reliever Jose Veras, the Tigers gained bullpen depth -- and perhaps a replacement closer -- while giving up two long-range prospects who weren't among their most valuable assets. The Astros, meanwhile, converted a one-year free agent signing into some more lottery tickets for their increasingly tumescent farm system.