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Jose Contreras | Relief Pitcher

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (46) / 12/6/1971
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 255
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that Jose Contreras is not looking to retire just yet, despite being released by the Rangers during spring training.
The 42-year-old right-hander is currently pitching with Tijuana in the Mexican League and is looking for opportunities in Japan. While it seems that his Major League Baseball career has come to a close, with so many desperate teams looking for bullpen help, you can never be sure. Sun, Apr 6, 2014 08:55:00 PM

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Jose Contreras has been informed that he will not make the Rangers' Opening Day roster.

Contreras, a non-roster invitee, allowed seven runs on 13 hits over six innings this spring. The veteran right-hander is weighing his options, including the possibility of retirement.
Mon, Mar 17, 2014 04:57:00 PM

Jose Contreras held the Padres scoreless over three innings in Thursday's 8-4 win.

Contreras, 42, is one of a handful of non-roster invitee pitchers vying for a spot on the Rangers' 25-man roster. The veteran right-hander hasn't had a full, healthy, and productive season since 2010 with the Phillies. The Rangers' bullpen is crowded as it is, so it seems unlikely Contreras will travel east with the club at the end of spring.
Thu, Mar 6, 2014 06:08:00 PM

Rangers signed RHP Jose Contreras to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Contreras, 42, made seven appearances with the Pirates this past season before being released in July and pitched at the Triple-A level with the Red Sox before opting out of his contract in August. He's not ready to call it a career year yet, but he'll need a big spring to win a bullpen spot.
Thu, Dec 5, 2013 05:49:00 PM

Red Sox released RHP Jose Contreras.

Contreras exercised his opt-out clause when it became apparent that he wasn't going to be called up. The 41-year-old posted a 6.52 ERA over 9 2/3 innings for Triple-A Pawtucket, though he did have 15 strikeouts. It's not clear if he'll look to catch on elsewhere or just call it quits for the rest of the season.
Mon, Aug 19, 2013 06:13:00 PM

Red Sox signed RHP Jose Contreras to a minor league contract.

Contreras allowed seven earned runs in seven innings with the Pirates but posted a 0.93 ERA over 16 appearances at the Triple-A level. He's merely a depth addition.
Fri, Jul 19, 2013 03:59:00 PM

Pirates released RHP Jose Contreras.

It's the second time Contreras has been released by the Pirates this season. He had a 0.93 ERA over 16 appearances at the Triple-A level and will look to continue his career with another organization.
Thu, Jul 18, 2013 01:53:00 PM

Pirates re-signed RHP Jose Contreras to a minor league contract.

Contreras was released by the Pirates last week, but it didn't take the two sides very long to hammer out a new agreement. The veteran right-hander will report to Triple-A Indianapolis and could be an option for the major league bullpen again soon.
Tue, Jun 18, 2013 02:51:00 PM

Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said he hopes to re-sign Jose Contreras.

It appears that the Pirates released him last week in order to avoid paying him a major league salary while he was on the DL. Huntington still thinks Contreras has the potential to help out the bullpen, though, so he could be re-signed soon and work his way up through the minors.
Sun, Jun 16, 2013 01:09:00 PM

Pirates released RHP Jose Contreras.

Contreras has a 9.00 ERA in seven appearances with the Pirates this season before going on the DL with a back injury. It could be the end of the line for the 41-year-old.
Thu, Jun 13, 2013 06:13:00 PM

Jose Contreras (back) could begin a rehab assignment next week.

Contreras, on the disabled list since May 28, has resumed a throwing program and could be close to making his return. The veteran right-hander has a 9.00 ERA in seven appearances with the Pirates this season.
Sat, Jun 8, 2013 02:07:00 PM

Pirates placed RHP Jose Contreras on the 15-day disabled list with lower back inflammation.

Contreras has allowed seven hits, six walks and five earned runs in five innings of relief this season for the Bucs. The severity of his back injury is unknown.
Tue, May 28, 2013 06:05:00 PM

Pirates activated RHP Jose Contreras from the bereavement list.

Contreras has been away from the team since Friday. The veteran right-hander returns to a 4.50 ERA and 4/1 K/BB ratio over four innings this season.
Tue, May 21, 2013 02:46:00 PM

Pirates placed RHP Jose Contreras on the bereavement list.

Contreras is permitted to stay on the bereavement list for a minimum of three days and a maximum of seven. The Pirates have called up Jared Hughes to replace him on the active roster.
Fri, May 17, 2013 06:30:00 PM

Pirates purchased the contract of RHP Jose Contreras from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Working his way back from Tommy John surgery, Contreras posted a 3.86 ERA and 8/1 K/BB ratio over seven frames in the minors. He'll work in middle relief.
Fri, May 3, 2013 02:46:00 PM

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