The minor league regular season wraps up on September 3rd. For Altoona, they are in a position right now to extend their season, either by rallying to take first in their division, or by holding on to second place for the other spot in the playoffs. For Eduardo Vera, he has somewhere between five and seven starts left to show the Pittsburgh Pirates what he can do on the mound. Every start at this point is big for him.

Vera reaches minor league free agency at the end of this season. At this point in his career, he's not just pitching for the Pirates, he's pitching for all 30 Major League teams. His preference is to stay with the team that originally signed him back in 2012. His goal coming into this season was to do everything he could to earn a 40-man roster spot. Some of that is out of...

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