Braves release veteran reliever Jose Veras

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Last month Jose Veras had to settle for a minor-league deal from the Braves despite being a consistently solid reliever for the past five seasons and now Atlanta has released the 34-year-old right-hander.

Veras was awful in April of last year, but from May 1 on he threw 40 innings with a 2.90 ERA and 45/17 K/BB ratio. And he posted a sub-4.00 ERA with good strikeout rates every season from 2010-2013.

Assuming he’s healthy there are plenty of teams that could use Veras in a middle relief or even setup role.