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Jose Contreras may be available from the bullpen starting tomorrow. Photo: APJose Contreras completed back-to-back appearances for Class A Clearwater Thursday and Friday and could be activated soon, says Paul Hagen of MLB.com. Contreras, 40, threw in five games posting an 8.31 ERA striking out 7. Those numbers, no doubt, are a bit misleading. In his Thursday outing outing, Contreras ran into some trouble, giving up 3 hits while striking out 2 in a Clearwater loss. On Friday, Contreras threw a 1-2-3 inning with one K. Contreras was reportedly in Philadelphia as of this morning and speculation of his activation has ran rampant all day. Ryan Lawrence is reporting that Contreras will travel with the team on their West Coast swing and should be activated at some point today.With a crowded bullpen, who stays and who goes? My answer may differ from who the Phils actually select.Who Should Be SafeDespite striking out both batters he faced, Antonio Bastardo has struggled to hit his spots a...
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