Vladimir Veras was signed by the Angels as a non-drafted free agent on November 13, 2003 and spent the 2006 season at Tempe where he posted an 8-2 record and 1.35 ERA in twelve games. In 60 IP, he allowed 46 hits and 15 runs (nine earned) with 13 walks and 58 strikeouts.
The native of Santiago, Dominican Republic led the Arizona League in wins with eight and his 1.35 ERA was tops in the league. He spent the 2004 and 2005 season in the Dominican Summer League.
The move has the Kernels roster at 25 active players with five on the DL.