Brian McTaggart, Astros beat writer, reports that the team have reached a minor-league deal with reliever Jose Veras:
Astros have agreed on Minor League deal with RHP Jose Veras. He'll to go Kissimmee and then OKC.
— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) June 15, 2014
Veras, 33, originally signed a one-year $3.85MM deal with the Cubs earlier this season. With the Cubs, he was 0-1 with an 8.10 ERA in 12 appearances.
Houston has had some success bringing on veteran relievers Matt Albers and Chad Qualls and they hope to do the same with Veras.
Last year, Veras threw 43 innings with a 2.93 ERA for the Astros before being traded to the Tigers.