|Jose Veras, who played with the Rangers and their Oklahoma minor league team last year, will be joining the Yankees in the Bronx in 2006. It appears that Veras will be taking over Flash’s post Mariano Rivera’s setup man, effectively ending any remaining speculation that Flash would take Cashman up on his two-year offer.
Veras is currently playing winter ball in the Dominican, where he has five saves and has allowed only two runs in his first twelve innings as closer there. In fifty-seven games with the Oklahoma last season Veras struck out seventy-two and earned twenty-four saves.
Jose is just twenty-five years old, so along with Small and Chacon it looks like the Yankees may finally have a young pitching core.
“I feel proud that the Yankees have signed me to help set the table for Mariano Rivera.”
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