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Jose Mijares | Relief Pitcher

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (30) / 10/29/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 266
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
Contract: view contract details

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Reds signed LHP Jose Mijares to a minor league contract.
The deal includes an invitation to spring training. The 30-year-old southpaw didn't pitch professionally during the 2014 season after opting out of a minor league deal with the Red Sox last March. It's a low-risk signing for the Reds that could net them a viable left-handed reliever. Fri, Dec 12, 2014 08:21:00 PM

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Jose Mijares has opted out of his minor league contract with the Red Sox and is now a free agent, reports FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal.

The 29-year-old southpaw looked to be a nice buy-low add by Boston over the winter even coming off a disappointing 2013 campaign in which he appeared in 60 games for the Giants and collected a 4.22 ERA, 1.78 WHIP and 54/20 K/BB ratio over 49 innings. The left-handed specialist entered last season with a 3.00 ERA over 264 career appearances and will soon procure another minor league deal, this time with a team that isn't so stacked with bullpen options.
Sun, Mar 23, 2014 10:24:00 AM

Red Sox sign LHP Jose Mijares to a minor league contract.

The 29-year-old southpaw appeared in 60 games for the Giants in 2013, compiling a 4.22 ERA, 1.78 WHIP and 54/20 K/BB ratio over 49 innings. He'll receive an invitation to major league spring training where he'll compete for a role in the Red Sox bullpen.
Fri, Jan 24, 2014 06:09:00 PM

Giants sent LHP Jose Mijares outright to Triple-A Fresno.

Mijares elected free agency and is now eligible to sign elsewhere. The Giants needed to open space on the 40-man roster to accommodate Javier Lopez, who re-signed for three more years on Tuesday. Mijares struggled mightily in 2013, posting a 4.22 ERA and 1.78 WHIP over 49 innings. The left-handed specialist, however, entered last season with a 3.00 ERA over 264 career appearances.
Tue, Nov 26, 2013 08:44:00 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Friday that he will ease off his use of left-handed specialist Jose Mijares down the stretch as he's been somewhat overused this season.

Bochy said that Mike Kickham will get looks in situations that he would normally utilize Mijares. The 28-year-old Mijares has appeared in 58 games for the Giants, posting a 4.13 ERA, 1.79 WHIP and 52/20 K/BB ratio over 48 innings.
Fri, Sep 6, 2013 08:00:00 PM

Giants activated LHP Jose Mijares from the restricted list.

Mijares missed a week following the death of his grandmother back in Venezuela. He will be available on Tuesday.
Tue, May 7, 2013 05:53:00 PM

Giants placed LHP Jose Mijares on the restricted list.

Mijares will be activated on Tuesday, but since he's spent the allotted seven days on the bereavement list, the Giants had to move him to the restricted list for a day. The reliever has been in Venezuela following the passing of his grandmother.
Mon, May 6, 2013 09:01:00 PM

Giants placed LHP Jose Mijares on the bereavement list.

Mijares has flown back to his native Venezuela following the passing of his grandmother. He can be on the bereavement list for 3-7 days. Sandy Rosario has been recalled in a corresponding move.
Mon, Apr 29, 2013 07:01:00 PM

Jose Mijares (elbow) will face live hitters on a back field on Wednesday as he progresses in his recovery from a left posterior elbow impingement.

Mijares has been able to throw bullpen sessions already, and this should be the final hurdle before he is cleared to return to game action. Assuming there are no further setbacks, he should be counted on as a part of the Giants' Opening Day bullpen.
Tue, Mar 19, 2013 07:06:00 PM

Jose Mijares (elbow) felt fine throwing off flat ground Monday.

It's not clear when he'll be ready for mound work, but Mijares is progressing in the right direction. He's recovering from a left posterior elbow impingement, leaving his status for Opening Day up in the air.
Mon, Mar 11, 2013 01:39:00 PM

An MRI on Jose Mijares' left elbow showed no structural damage.

He's been diagnosed with a left posterior elbow impingement. Mijares will receive treatment for a couple of days before being examined again, at which point we'll have a better idea when he might resume throwing.
Fri, Mar 1, 2013 12:59:00 PM

Jose Mijares was diagnosed with a left posterior elbow impingement.

It's not known how long he'll be sidelined, but it doesn't sound like great news. The 28-year-old left-hander posted a 2.56 ERA and 37/13 K/BB over 56 1/3 innings last season.
Thu, Feb 28, 2013 05:50:00 PM

Jose Mijares felt some elbow soreness after throwing an inning in Wednesday's Cactus League game.

The Giants plan to give him a few days off and then reevaluate the situation, but it will be enough to knock him out of the World Baseball Classic. Mijares posted an exceptional 2.56 ERA in 56 1/3 innings last season between Kansas City and San Francisco. But it was his biggest workload since 2009.
Thu, Feb 28, 2013 12:28:00 PM

Giants and LHP Jose Mijares avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.8 million contract.

It's a nice score for Mijares, who was arbitration-eligible for the second time. He posted a 2.56 ERA in 56 1/3 innings last season between the Royals and Giants.
Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:39:00 PM

Giants claimed LHP Jose Mijares off waivers from the Royals.

Mijares must be seriously disliked by his teammates or coaches. How else to explain two organizations giving up the cheap left-hander for nothing within the last nine months? Signed by Kansas City to a one-year, $925,000 contract after Minnesota non-tendered him in December, Mijares posted a stellar 2.56 ERA and 1.27 WHIP over 51 appearances for the Royals. The 27-year-old southpaw has a career 3.04 ERA (139 ERA+) over 237 relief outings for the Twins and Royals. Perhaps he'll get more love on the West Coast.
Mon, Aug 6, 2012 03:43:00 PM

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