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 solid numbers for Pittsburgh’s Triple-A affiliate earlier this year but could not get it done for the Pirates — but the veteran right-hander could be an intriguing possibility for the Red Sox moving forward.
Hear Nick Cafardo‘s take on Contreras’ Boston career thus far in the video above.
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