This was expected after Veras was designated for assignment last week.
Jose Veras was 0-1 with an 8.10 ERA this season.
Welington Castillo has also been placed on the DL, while Hector Rondon has been activated.
“I can’t say who the leader will be here, but that will happen on its own,” reliever Jose Veras says.
The Cubs’ bullpen has blown four of its six save chances.
It appears that the Cubs may have figured out a solution to their lack of a closer: Just never lead again.
The Cubs left 19 runners on Wednesday and have gone 1 for 27 with runners in scoring position in their first two games. Yet first-year manager Rick Renteria is remaining positive.
The Cubs and right-handed pitcher Jose Veras agreed on a one-year deal with a club option for 2015, the team announced Friday.
A person familiar with the situation says the Chicago Cubs and reliever Jose Veras were closing in on a $4 million, one-year contract.
Pinch-hitter Eduardo Escobar lined an RBI single in the 10th inning and the Chicago White made it an adventuresome afternoon, beating the Milwaukee Brewers 1-0 Sunday.
Randy Wells pitched six strong innings and Marlon Byrd drove in two runs as the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-3 Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.
Entering the All-Star break with the second-worst record in the majors, the Chicago Cubs are looking forward to the time off. Andrew McCutchen homered and drove in five runs, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Cubs 9-1 on Sunday.