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Veras making big impression on Tigers

KANSAS CITY -- Tigers manager Jim Leyland likes what he has seen of Jose Veras since Detroit acquired the veteran right-hander from the Astros on July 29.

Entering Sunday, Veras had appeared in 17 games for the Tigers and carried a 2.81 earned run average with opponents hitting .193 against him. Veras had 11 strikeouts and six walks over 16 innings.

"He has done a good job," Leyland said. "He's a veteran guy who has a little bit of action to his delivery that is probably deceiving to the hitter. He has done fine. He's very professional, doesn't say much. He just goes about his business."

Robert Falkoff is a contributor to
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