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Carlos Contreras | Relief Pitcher

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (24) / 1/8/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Reds recalled RHP Carlos Contreras from Triple-A Louisville.
Contreras was thumped to the tune of nine runs on 11 hits over 13 1/3 innings while pitching in the Reds pen earlier this season. He could see some relief duty now that he's back on the roster, but there's no reason to expect big numbers from the 24-year-old right-hander. Sep 1 - 3:00 PM

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Reds optioned RHP Carlos Contreras to Triple-A Louisville.

Contreras allowed eight runs over his last three relief appearances to earn a trip back to the minors. Jumbo Diaz has assumed his spot in the bullpen.
Jul 17 - 9:59 AM

Reds recalled RHP Carlos Contreras from Triple-A Louisville.

Contreras has allowed one run over 3 1/3 relief innings for the Reds this season. He'll be used in middle relief.
Jun 16 - 7:04 PM

Reds optioned RHP Carlos Contreras to Triple-A Louisville.

Contreras has allowed one run over 3 1/3 relief innings for the Reds this season. He's clearing out for the arrival of Raisel Iglesias, who will start Wednesday.
May 13 - 3:43 PM

Reds recalled RHP Carlos Contreras from Triple-A Louisville.

Contreras was off to a nice start with Louisville, posting a 1.08 ERA and 14/3 K/BB ratio over 8 1/3 relief innings. He'll be used in middle relief with the Reds for now but could work his way into later game situations given their setup issues.
Apr 27 - 7:01 PM

Reds optioned RHP Carlos Contreras to Triple-A Louisville.

Contreras has looked pretty sharp this spring in the Cactus League, but he was never really in the running for an Opening Day roster spot. The 24-year-old right-hander posted a 6.52 ERA and 1.86 WHIP in 17 relief appearances last season for the Reds.
Mar 16 - 12:00 PM

Reds recalled RHP Carlos Contreras from Triple-A Louisville.

Contreras owns a 6.11 ERA in 13 appearances over two stints with the Reds this season. He'll pitch in middle relief in his return to the big club.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 10:08:00 AM

Reds optioned RHP Carlos Contreras to Triple-A Louisville.

Contreras, 23, simply isn't ready for the bright lights yet. He's posted decent numbers in the minors this year, but has a 6.11 ERA in 13 appearances across two stints for the Reds.
Thu, Aug 21, 2014 05:12:00 PM

Reds recalled RHP Carlos Contreras from Triple-A Louisville.

Contreras has allowed one run over 4 1/3 relief innings for the Reds this season. He'll be used in middle relief.
Fri, Jul 11, 2014 02:36:00 PM

Reds optioned RHP Carlos Contreras to Triple-A Louisville.

Contreras posted a 2.08 ERA in 4 1/3 innings (three relief appearances) during his three-week stay in the majors. The right-hander should get a longer look soon.
Thu, Jul 10, 2014 10:22:00 AM

Reds recalled RHP Carlos Contreras from Double-A Pensacola.

Contreras, 23, had a 2.70 ERA and 27/11 K/BB ratio in 20 innings over three starts and six relief appearances in Double-A this year. He'll provide a fresh arm for the bullpen.
Sat, Jun 21, 2014 01:18:00 PM

Reds right-handed pitching prospect Carlos Contreras went three strong innings in his 2014 debut.

Contreras pitched three shutout innings, allowing two hits and striking out six in relief of rehabbing starter Mat Latos, who pitched the first four innings. He had a breakout 2013, putting up a 3.47 ERA with 8.3 K/9 across 132 1/3 innings in High-A and Double-A. This is likely the way he will remain on schedule to start again on the correct day, but monitor this situation as Contreras could make an appearance in 2014.
Sat, Apr 5, 2014 09:45:00 AM

Reds optioned RHP Carlos Contreras to Triple-A Louisville.

Contreras has appeared in just eight games above A-ball, so he never had a shot to make the Opening Day roster. He should join Louisville's rotation.
Tue, Mar 11, 2014 08:26:00 PM

Reds purchased the contract of RHP Carlos Contreras from High-A Bakersfield.

Contreras has a 5.20 ERA over five seasons in the minors, but he made some major strides this season by posting a 3.12 ERA and 63/24 K/BB ratio over 60 2/3 relief innings between Class A and High-A. The Reds were intrigued enough to include the 21-year-old on their 40-man roster.
Tue, Nov 20, 2012 09:40:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brayan Peña
2Tucker Barnhart
3Ramon Cabrera
4Devin Mesoraco
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Ivan DeJesus Jr.
SS1Eugenio Suarez
2Zack Cozart
3B1Todd Frazier
LF1Skip Schumaker
2Brennan Boesch
3Adam Duvall
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Jason Bourgeois
RF1Jay Bruce
2Ryan LaMarre
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Anthony DeSclafani
2Raisel Iglesias
3Keyvius Sampson
4John Lamb
5Jon Moscot
6Homer Bailey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2JJ Hoover
3Jumbo Diaz
4Burke Badenhop
5Manny Parra
6Ryan Mattheus
7Sam LeCure
8Pedro Villarreal
9Collin Balester
10Carlos Contreras
11Sean Marshall
12Nate Adcock