Awesome Stat Lines from Around the World: Jose Contreras

This week’s edition of “Awesome Stat Lines from Around the World” features a player you are probably familiar with: Jose Contreras. The long-time Major League pitcher got cut during spring training by the Rangers and signed on with  Toros de Tijuana of the Mexican League.   W L W-L% ERA G IP H R ER HR BB SO BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 6 1 0.857 2.70 13 80 66 26 24 6 21 90...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: Jose Contreras not ready to retire

Jose Contreras was released by the Texas Rangers last week, but he is not ready to retire from baseball, according to MLB Daily Dish's Chris Cotillo.Source: Jose Contreras is not retiring following release from #Rangers. Currently pitching in Mexico w/ Tijuana, looking for opps. in Japan.— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) April 6, 2014 Contreras didn't make the Rangers out...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers getting closer to opening day roster

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) The Texas Rangers have assigned infielder Brent Lillibridge to minor league camp and released Jose Contreras, the 42-year-old right-hander they had already said wouldn't make the team.
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Rumors: Jose Contreras contemplating retirement

Jose Contreras signed a minor league deal with the Texas Rangers this past winter in hopes of continuing his major league career.  The Rangers are looking for pitchers to fill the open holes they have from injuries to Matt Harrison & Mark Holland but it appears Contreras will not be one to fill them.  From Steve Adams of MLB Trade Rumors:"The Rangers have informed right...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Sign Jose Contreras, Two Others, to Minor League Deals

The Texas Rangers added some veteran presence to its deep farm system today, signing relievers, Jose Contreras and Nate Adcock, and outfielder, Bryan Peterson, to minor league deals. The most notable name of the trio is Conteras’, who had a successful 2010 relief campaign with the Phillies when he pitched to 3.34 ERA in 56.2 innings. Now 42-years-old, Contreras is nothing more...
Via Baseball News Source
December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers sign RHP Jose Contreras to minor deal

Jose Contreras, the Cuban right-hander who turns 42 on Friday, has signed a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers that includes a non-roster invitation to major league spring training. Contreras spent last season with the Pittsburgh and Boston organizations. He had ligament replacement surgery on his right elbow in June 2012 and spent last spring rehabbing before making seven...
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December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers sign 42-year-old Jose Contreras

Texas announced some non-roster spring training invitations and there’s a familiar name on the list: Jose Contreras. Contreras is 42 years old and pitched just five innings for the Pirates this year after coming back from Tommy John elbow surgery. He hasn’t been healthy and effective since 2010, but on a minor-league deal … why not? He did put up some nice numbers in the...
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December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Winter Leagues: Polanco Leads Team to Win Over Contreras

In the Dominican on Tuesday night, Gregory Polanco went 1-for-3 with a walk, run scored and RBI in his team’s 5-1 win. Both the walk and single came off Jose Contreras, who walked and got a fly ball out from Polanco last time they faced each other a month ago. Polanco is hitting .328 in 18 games, with 15 runs scored, 15 RBI’s and 14 walks. He ranks second in the DWL with a 1...
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November 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Winter Leagues: Matt Hague Hits Second Homer in Loss

In the Dominican on Tuesday night, Matt Hague went 1-for-5 with a solo homer and a walk in his team’s 7-3 loss in 12 innings. He hit the home run off of Jose Contreras. It was the second homer of the season for Hague, who is hitting .293 with four RBI’s. In that same game, Atahualpa Severino came in with the bases loaded, one out and his team down 3-1 in the sixth inning. He...
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November 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Yankeetorial: Dear Mr. Steinbrenner, it's time for the Yankees to go global

Dear Madam or Sir,According to the Internet, Yankee scouts lately have been chasing stool samples on a bunch of international free agents. Not long ago, this would have goosed the Yankiverse, because it meant Old George was going to import a star attraction and - at the very least - put the team on the front pages of public curiosity. We might get the great Hideki Matsui. It might...
October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox Release Jose Contreras, Ending 41-Year-Old’s Brief Stint With Pawtucket

The Red Sox signed veteran relievers Jose Contreras and Brandon Lyon back on July 19. Both are now gone. Contreras, who has been pitching at Triple-A Pawtucket, has been granted his release, according to the PawSox. Lyon was also granted his release on Aug. 1. Contreras was 0-2 with a 6.52 ERA (seven earned runs in 9 2/3 innings) in eight relief appearances with Pawtucket. The 41...
August 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Phillies sign Cuban pitcher

The Phillies reportedly have won the bidding for a free agent Cuban pitcher. How much money did they spend to get him?

Via The Outside Corner
July 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Jose Contreras Impressing in Pawtucket, Could Be Bullpen Option for Red Sox (Video)

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...
July 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Jose Contreras, Brandon Lyon Could Become Bullpen Options for Red Sox If Nothing Materializes on Trade Market

The Red Sox made a pair of, “Hey, why not?” moves last week. We might soon get a better glimpse of whether or not they’ll actually pay off. The Red Sox signed veteran relievers Jose Contreras and Brandon Lyon to minor league contracts, with the hope being that each has a little something to offer at a reasonable cost. Obviously, the signings didn’t send shock waves throughout...
July 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Source: Boston Red Sox expected to sign Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez (UPDATED: Phillies sign Cuban star)

It was eleven years ago that the Boston Red Sox desired Cuban star Jose Contreras, but lost out on him at the last minute to the rival Yankees. Just another example of them getting shafted by the Yankees. This loss led Team President Larry Lucchino to throw a chair across the room and coin the “Evil Empire” term for the Yanks. It appears that won’t be the case this time around...
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July 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Sox Sign Contreras And Lyon To Minor Deals

Finally Headed To FenwayWhen Jose Contreras left Cuba and signed with the Evil Ones and not the Red Sox, it inspired Theo Epstein to trash his hotel suite. Now, the Red Sox finally have Contreras—signed to a minor league deal today. In addition, the guy we originally had and dealt to Arizona for Curt Schilling is coming back to Fenway—as Boston also signed Brandon Lyon to a AAA...
Via FenwayNation
July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox Sign Jose Contreras, Brandon Lyon to Minor-League Contracts

The Red Sox have added some support for their injury-ravaged pitching staff, inking deals with two veteran hurlers. The team announced Friday that right-handers Jose Contreras and Brandon Lyon have been signed to minor league contracts. Both will be available to pitch for Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday night. Contreras was a highly touted commodity after defecting from his native...
July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Pirates Release Jose Contreras

The Pirates have released Jose Contreras. The Pittsburgh Pirates have released Jose Contreras. The right-hander was with Indianapolis, and was performing well. He had given up just one earned run in 16.1 innings with the Indians since being sent down from the majors. He also had a 19:5 K/BB ratio. My guess is that they released him to give him an opportunity to sign elsewhere where...
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July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Pirates Sign Jose Contreras to a Minor League Deal

Jose Contreras is back in the Pirates’ system. The Pittsburgh Pirates released Jose Contreras last week, but have signed him back to a minor league deal, according to an Indianapolis Indians press release. Contreras was given his outright release to clear a spot on the 40-man roster. After the release, Neal Huntington noted that he might have needed more time in Triple-A to rehab...
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June 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Good News And Bad News

The good news is that Charlie Morton has been added to the roster.  The other good news is that Jose Contreras has been unconditionally released. To make room for Charlie Morton on the 25 man roster A.J. Burnett was placed on the Disabled List with a calf strain.  Releasing Contreras opens up the 40 man…
Via This Is Getting Old
June 13, 2013  |  Discuss

A.J. Burnett Placed on 15-Day DL, Contreras Released, Morton Activated

Jose Contreras appeared in seven games for the Pirates. The Pirates have released Jose Contreras, placed A.J. Burnett on the 15-day disabled list and activated Charlie Morton, all moves on right-handed pitchers to allow Morton to start Thursday night. Burnett has a right calf strain that he told the team about Wednesday and is on the DL retroactive to June 9. Contreras has been on...
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June 13, 2013  |  Discuss

The Shark Tank

One year ago, they were pegged as the surprise team of the season through the end of July. But through this many games in the 2012 campaign, they were only 28-26. This year? A gaudy 14 games above .500 at 34-20, giving them the 2nd best record in baseball…and somehow, only the 2nd best record in their division. Yes, the Pittsburgh Pirates are astoundingly better this year than...
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June 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Verlander campaigns for Home Run Derby

Look out Prince, JV is coming for your crown. Justin Verlander and the Tigers launched one of the more improbable write-in campaigns in human history on Friday, trying to get baseball's worst hitter into this year's Home Run Derby. At 0-for-24 in his career, Verlander trails just Jose Contreras (0-29), Brandon McCarty (0-27) and Jon Lester (0-25) among active pitchers....
Via Fox Sports Detroit
May 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Pirates place Jose Contreras on DL

The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed right-handed reliever Jose Contreras on the 15-day disabled list due to inflammation in his lower back, according to Tom Singer of Contreras had trouble throwing strikes in his most recent appearance which came Monday against the Detroit Tigers. During the seventh inning of that contest he allowed two runs -- one coming on a bases-loaded...
Via MLB Injury News
May 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates Place RHP Jose Contreras On Disabled List

The Pittsburgh Pirates have had to place veteran right-handed reliever Jose Contreras on the 15-day disabled list due to inflammation in his lower back. Contreras has struggled this season, with his health as well as the results on the mound as he has logged a total of 5 innings pitched while posting a 9.00 ERA. Given his age and injury issues the past few years, and given that it...
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May 28, 2013  |  Discuss
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