Tonight, it was announced that former Phillies relief pitcher Jose Contreras had signed a minor-league deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates. The minor league contract includes an invite to Bradenton, Florida, where the Pirates' spring training camp is located.
Contreras, 41, suffered a season-ending injury last June when he had a complete UCL tear and flexor pronator tear. Before his injury, Contreras went 1-0 with a 5.27 ERA in 17 appearances. The Phillies and Contreras had an option through 2013, but it was declined in October.
I would really like to see Contreras rebound from his injuries and hopefully end his career on a high-note.
The Phillies will meet the Pirates twice this spring, first on March 4th and then March 14th.
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