Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review is reporting that the Pirates have traded Virgil Vasquez to the Rays for a player to be named later (Elliot Johnson?).
Vasquez, a right-handed pitcher, was drafted in the 7th round of the 2003 draft. he has made 19 appearances and 10 starts in parts of two seasons with the Tigers and Pirates.
Vasquez was with the Pirates on a minor league deal, so not likely to be added to the Rays 40-man roster.