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Tigers | Jose Veras to pitch in setup role

Updating a previous report, Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland said RP Jose Veras will be used to pitch in the seventh or eighth innings, meaning RP Joaquin Benoit will continue to serve as the team's closer. However, Veras could fill in in the ninth if Benoit needs to rest. Right-handed hitters are batting only .162 (12-for-75) against Veras with two home runs, eight walks and 30 strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: Veras can still serve a need in cavernous mixed and AL-only leagues thanks to his solid peripherals, but he's likely not worth the roster spot in shallow leagues anymore.

2013-07-29 11:16:19 | Source: - Jason Beck

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