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Cubs | Don't have designated closer

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:08:56 -0700

Chicago Cubs manager Rick Renteria said he's not sure who his closer is right now. RP Pedro Strop won't be available Thursday, April 24, after throwing 31 pitches Wednesday, April 23.

Fantasy Tip: Not surprising -- no one has stepped up. Hector Rondon has been better than Strop, but Chicago seems to favor using him in setup spots. That could change soon, and he's a decent speculation. Maybe later in the season, Arodys Vizcaino and Kyuji Fujikawa (Tommy John surgery) could chime in, but it's looking like Jose Veras has a solid chance to work his way back into favor. Check if he's available.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: 670 The Score - Bruce Levine

Cubs | Jose Veras works with bullpen coach

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:01:15 -0700

Chicago Cubs RP Jose Veras worked with bullpen coach Lester Strode Tuesday, April 22, as the team tries to get Veras back on track to return to the closer role. "He needs to pitch," manager Rick Renteria said of Veras. "He wants to get back out there on the hill and throw. We'll do everything we can to get him some work." One of Veras' problems may be that he isn't warming up properly.

Fantasy Tip: Until Veras can turn it around, Pedro Strop and Hector Rondon are in line for save chances in Chicago. Strop should be your first target if either are available on the wire.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Carrie Muskat

Cubs | Jose Veras will get another shot

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 06:34:00 -0700

Chicago Cubs manager Rick Renteria will give RP Jose Veras an opportunity to win the closer job back.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Chicago Tribune - Fred Mitchell

Cubs | Jose Veras will not close for now

Sat, 12 Apr 2014 09:37:14 -0700

Chicago Cubs manager Rick Renteria said RP Jose Veras will be taken out of the closer role for now.

Fantasy Tip: The team has not named a replacement at this point, but Pedro Strop and James Russell are the most likely options to receive save opportunities. Strop probably would get the first chance to close a game. Owners looking for saves can consider adding one of these relievers, but there is a chance Veras regains the job at some point.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Chicago Sun-Times - Gordon Wittenmyer

Cubs | Jose Veras trending in wrong direction

Tue, 08 Apr 2014 06:08:09 -0700

Chicago Cubs RP Jose Veras' stuff was trending downward as spring training progressed, and he has been rocked early on this season. Manager Rick Renteria said he's not worried about Veras.

Fantasy Tip: The odds are that Pedro Strop steals the job eventually. Save speculators can pick him up in mixed leagues, but he needs to be owned in NL-only leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNChicago.com - Jesse Rogers

Cubs | Pedro Strop closes the door

Fri, 04 Apr 2014 06:02:05 -0700

Chicago Cubs RP Pedro Strop pitched a perfect ninth to record the save Thursday, April 3.

Fantasy Tip: We reported yesterday that he may be gaining on closer Jose Veras. He has pitched three scoreless frames and can be added in mixed leagues for save speculators.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

Cubs | Jose Veras, Wesley Wright not available

Thu, 03 Apr 2014 14:25:48 -0700

Chicago Cubs manager Rick Renteria said both RPs Jose Veras and Wesley Wright were unavailable to pitch Thursday, April 3, because both relievers pitched in the team's 16-inning contest the night before.

Fantasy Tip: Veras blew the save against the Pittsburgh Pirates Wednesday night and was pretty bad all spring, leading many to believe that the Cubs already preferred to use Pedro Strop in the ninth. That could be the case, eventually, or a committee approach could be used. Stay tuned. Strop is worth a stash in deep mixed leagues.

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Cubs | Jose Veras' spring struggles continue

Thu, 03 Apr 2014 08:42:12 -0700

Chicago Cubs RP Jose Veras blew his first save chance of the season against the Pittsburgh Pirates Wednesday, April 2.

Fantasy Tip: Veras' skills are slightly above average for a reliever. He struggled all spring, and this isn't a good start to the year. If things continue to go south quickly, the Cubbies may go elsewhere. Other candidates to close include Pedro Strop and James Russell and Wesley Wright.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNChicago.com - Jesse Rogers

Cubs | Jose Veras having spring to forget

Tue, 25 Mar 2014 15:22:05 -0700

Chicago Cubs RP Jose Veras gave up two more runs and three hits while walking one in an inning Monday, March 24, and he's allowed a run in half of his eight outings this spring. Manager Rick Renteria isn't worried, however, and the Cubs have yet to get Veras some late-inning work in a game this spring. Veras pitched the top of the fifth inning Monday.

Fantasy Tip: It's a very small sample size and it is spring training, so take it with a grain of salt. However, it doesn't exactly sell you on drafting Veras late in mixed league drafts.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Carrie Muskat

Cubs | Jose Veras contract details

Wed, 18 Dec 2013 01:18:26 -0800

Clarifying a previous item, Chicago Cubs RP Jose Veras will earn a $3.85 million base salary for 2014 and either $5.5 million in 2015 or a $150,000 buyout. Veras can earn an additional $750,000 based on games finished.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CBSSports.com - Jon Heyman