Found February 23, 2013 on Raise the Jolly Roger!:
The Pirates have signed veteran right-handed reliever Jose Contreras to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training. He’ll be in camp tomorrow. Contreras has been around the block quite a bit. The 41 year old Cuban has been in the majors for 10 years, and while he’s been a fairly decent reliever for most of his career, he’s probably nearing the end of the line. He’s also recovering from elbow surgery, so he’ll be rehabbing it in Bradenton and won’t enter the big-league bullpen picture in the near future. The main reason I’m dedicating a post to this fairly insignificant signing is so I can post some of these funny tweets from the media after the Contreras news came out. Enjoy: Jose Contreras will play in the World Baseball Classic for New Spain. — Colin Dunlap (@colin_dunlap) February 24, 2013 Pirates agree to minor league deal with 247 year old Jose Contreras. — Chris Mueller (@937Mueller) February 24, 2013 Contreras reportedly very excited to regale teammates with tales ...
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