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Jose Contreras Impressing in Pawtucket, Could Be Bullpen Option for Red Sox (Video)

Jose Contreras‘ first two outings in the Red Sox system could not have gone much better. The 41-year-old, who boasts a potentially devastating forkball, did not allow a hit or a run in either appearance for Triple-A Pawtucket, striking out seven and walking three over 3 2/3 innings. Minor league production by no means guarantees success in the majors — Contreras himself put up...
July 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Source: Boston Red Sox expected to sign Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez (UPDATED: Phillies sign Cuban star)

It was eleven years ago that the Boston Red Sox desired Cuban star Jose Contreras, but lost out on him at the last minute to the rival Yankees. Just another example of them getting shafted by the Yankees. This loss led Team President Larry Lucchino to throw a chair across the room and coin the “Evil Empire” term for the Yanks. It appears that won’t be the case this time around...
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July 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Pirates Release Jose Contreras

The Pirates have released Jose Contreras. The Pittsburgh Pirates have released Jose Contreras. The right-hander was with Indianapolis, and was performing well. He had given up just one earned run in 16.1 innings with the Indians since being sent down from the majors. He also had a 19:5 K/BB ratio. My guess is that they released him to give him an opportunity to sign elsewhere where...
Via Pirates Prospects
July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Pirates Sign Jose Contreras to a Minor League Deal

Jose Contreras is back in the Pirates’ system. The Pittsburgh Pirates released Jose Contreras last week, but have signed him back to a minor league deal, according to an Indianapolis Indians press release. Contreras was given his outright release to clear a spot on the 40-man roster. After the release, Neal Huntington noted that he might have needed more time in Triple-A to rehab...
Via Pirates Prospects
June 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Pirates call up Jose Contreras from Triple-A

The Pittsburgh Pirates have called up 41-year-old right handed pitcher Jose Contreras to the big league roster. Contreras had been playing at Triple-A Indianapolis. During his time at Triple-A, Contreras had a 3.86 ERA and recorded eight strikeouts in seven innings of work. The Pirates will use Contreras, who had been working his way back from Tommy John surgery, as a middle reliever.
May 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Jose Contreras Set to Join the Pirates on Friday

Jose Contreras is set to join the Pirates on Friday. According to Rob Biertempfel, the Pirates plan to add Jose Contreras to the roster on Friday. Hurdle: #Pirates expect to call up reliever Jose Contreras on Friday in time for start of series v. #Nationals — Rob Biertempfel (@BiertempfelTrib) April 30, 2013 Contreras threw an inning in relief this morning with Indianapolis,...
Via Pirates Prospects
April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Jose Contreras Promoted to Indianapolis

Jose Contreras has been promoted to Indianapolis. The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted right-handed pitcher Jose Contreras to Indianapolis, per an Altoona press release. Contreras was previously with Altoona, working his way back from an elbow injury last year. He pitched back to back games last week on the 20th and 21st in Altoona, and will now go to Indianapolis for the next step...
Via Pirates Prospects
April 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Contreras blazes trail back to Cuba

Former major league pitcher Jose Contreras has become the first athlete who defected from Cuba to return to his native land, thanks to a recent Cuban law that has eased travel restrictions, even for "high-level defectors." Contreras, 41, left Cuba in 2002 to play in the majors. In his 10-year career, he has compiled a 78-67 record with a 4.55 ERA in 292 appearances (175...
Via Fox Sports
January 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Who Goes, Who Stays When Contreras is Activated?

Jose Contreras may be available from the bullpen starting tomorrow. Photo: APJose Contreras completed back-to-back appearances for Class A Clearwater Thursday and Friday and could be activated soon, says Paul Hagen of Contreras, 40, threw in five games posting an 8.31 ERA striking out 7. Those numbers, no doubt, are a bit misleading. In his Thursday outing outing, Contreras...
Via Phillies Nation
April 15, 2012  |  1 Comment

Clearwater Update: Contreras Making Real Progress

Jose Contreras may be ready for Opening Day after season-ending elbow surgery in 2011.It seemed that every time Jose Contreras’s name was mentioned last summer, it preceded the word “setback.” That he arrived in Clearwater last week feeling good and has taken legitimate steps toward recovering from a balky elbow has been an extremely pleasant surprise for the Phillies, who...
Via Phillies Nation
February 27, 2012  |  Discuss
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