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Jose Contreras

42-Year-Old Pitcher – Texas Rangers

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 255   DOB: 12/31/1971   BORN: Las Martinas, Cuba   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a minor league contract with the Rangers in December of 2013 that includes an invite to spring training.

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Contreras was offered an assignment to minor league camp Monday, but he's considering his options, the Rangers' official site reports.

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Jose Contreras Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2004 32 A Bre 4 0 0 .0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2004 32 A Low 1 0 0 .0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2004 32 A Ver 53 0 0 .0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2004 32 AAA COL 2 2 0 13.7 11 5 2 19 5 2 0 0 3.29 1.17
2005 33 A Sav 13 0 0 .0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2005 33 MAJ CHA 32 32 0 204.7 177 82 23 154 75 15 7 0 3.61 1.23
2006 34 MAJ CHA 30 30 1 196.0 194 93 20 134 55 13 9 0 4.27 1.27
2007 35 A Pal 37 0 0 .0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2007 35 MAJ CHA 32 30 2 189.0 232 117 21 113 62 10 17 0 5.57 1.56
2008 36 AAA CHA 1 1 0 5.0 4 3 0 4 3 0 0 0 5.40 1.40
2008 36 MAJ CHA 20 20 0 121.0 130 61 12 70 35 7 6 0 4.54 1.36
2009 37 AAA CHA 5 5 1 33.3 19 10 2 27 16 3 1 0 2.70 1.05
2009 37 MAJ COL 7 2 0 17.0 20 3 2 17 8 1 0 0 1.59 1.65
2009 37 MAJ CHA 21 21 0 114.7 121 69 11 89 45 5 13 0 5.42 1.45
2009  (Multiple Teams) 37 MAJ COL/CHA 28 23 0 131.7 141 72 13 106 53 6 13 0 4.92 1.47
2010 38 MAJ PHI 67 0 0 56.7 53 21 5 57 16 6 4 4 1 13 3.34 1.22
2011 39 A+ Cle 1 1 0 .2 4 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 40.50 20.00
2011 39 AA Rea 1 0 0 1.0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3.00
2011 39 AAA Leh 1 1 0 2.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2011 39 MAJ PHI 17 0 0 14.0 11 6 0 13 8 0 0 5 0 4 3.86 1.36
2012 40 A+ Cle 5 1 0 4.1 5 4 1 7 1 0 1 0 0 0 8.31 1.46
2012 40 MAJ PHI 17 0 0 13.7 13 8 1 15 3 1 0 0 0 4 5.27 1.17
2013 41 A+ Bra 8 0 0 2.0 2 2 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 9.00 1.50
2013 41 AA Alt 8 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2013 41 AAA Ind 8 0 0 19.1 13 2 1 24 5 2 0 1 0 0 0.93 0.94
2013 41 AAA Paw 8 0 0 9.2 9 7 2 15 6 0 2 0 0 0 6.52 1.63
2013 41 MAJ PIT 7 0 0 5.0 7 5 1 5 6 0 0 0 0 2 9.00 2.60
3-Year Averages MAJ   13 0 0 10.9 10 6 0 11 5 0 0 1 0 3 4.96 1.38
Career  (View All) MAJ   299 175 3 1,173.0 1176 595 131 889 427 78 67 9 4.57 1.37

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Jose Contreras Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201314333101.273
201218423101.200
201125871100.056

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201314234000.364
20123811110300.278
2011355110400.313

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20134.00005102.251.00
20125.30006013.380.56
20118.00038505.631.50

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20131.000005136.009.00
20128.31009306.481.56
20116.00025301.501.17
Jose Contreras Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2004 32 A Bre 4 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 .00 .000
2004 32 A Low 1 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 .00 .000
2004 32 A Ver 53 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 .00 .000
2004 32 AAA COL 2 2 13.7 12.51 3.29 3.80 1.32 78.6% 3.29 3.86 .315
2005 33 A Sav 13 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 .00 .000
2005 33 MAJ CHA 32 32 204.7 6.77 3.30 2.05 1.01 74.2% 3.61 4.29 .267
2006 34 MAJ CHA 30 30 196.0 6.15 2.53 2.44 0.92 1.06 68.1% 4.27 4.03 .294
2007 35 A Pal 37 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 .00 .000
2007 35 MAJ CHA 32 30 189.0 5.38 2.95 1.82 1.00 1.07 64.8% 5.57 4.47 .334
2008 36 AAA CHA 1 1 5.0 7.20 5.40 1.33 0.00 57.1% 5.40 3.40 .284
2008 36 MAJ CHA 20 20 121.0 5.21 2.60 2.00 0.89 1.43 68% 90.5 MPH 4.54 4.23 .303
2009 37 AAA CHA 5 5 33.3 7.29 4.32 1.69 0.54 75.8% 2.70 3.98 .202
2009 37 MAJ COL 7 2 17.0 9.00 4.24 2.13 1.06 1.30 96.2% 92.0 MPH 1.59 4.19 .368
2009 37 MAJ CHA 21 21 114.7 6.99 3.53 1.98 0.86 1.30 62.6% 92.0 MPH 5.42 4.11 .319
2009  (Multiple Teams) 37 MAJ COL/CHA 28 23 131.7 7.25 3.62 2.00 0.89 1.30 67.4% 92.0 MPH 4.92 4.12 .325
2010 38 MAJ PHI 67 0 56.7 9.05 2.54 3.56 0.79 1.45 75% 94.0 MPH 3.34 3.39 .318
2011 39 A+ Cle 1 1 .2 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 25% 40.50 3.20 .876
2011 39 AA Rea 1 0 1.0 9.00 9.00 1.00 0.00 100% 0.00 4.20 .524
2011 39 AAA Leh 1 1 2.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 3.20 .262
2011 39 MAJ PHI 17 0 14.0 8.36 5.14 1.63 0.00 1.89 68.4% 92.5 MPH 3.86 3.27 .293
2012 40 A+ Cle 5 1 4.1 15.37 2.20 7.00 2.20 40% 8.31 3.69 .467
2012 40 MAJ PHI 17 0 13.7 9.88 1.98 5.00 0.66 1.90 53.3% 92.1 MPH 5.27 2.83 .338
2013 41 A+ Bra 8 0 2.0 9.00 4.50 2.00 0.00 33.3% 9.00 4.20 .355
2013 41 AA Alt 8 0 2.0 4.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 2.20 .000
2013 41 AAA Ind 8 0 19.1 11.31 2.36 4.80 0.47 94.1% 0.93 2.47 .287
2013 41 AAA Paw 8 0 9.2 14.67 5.87 2.50 1.96 61.5% 6.52 4.72 .390
2013 41 MAJ PIT 7 0 5.0 9.00 10.80 0.83 1.80 3.00 66.7% 91.1 MPH 9.00 7.40 .397
3-Year Averages MAJ   13 0 10.9 9.09 4.13 2.20 0.00 60% 4.96 2.56 .337
Career MAJ   299 175 1,173.0 6.82 3.28 2.08 1.01 68.5% 4.57 4.26 .302

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Worst Matchups for Jose Contreras (by OPS against, min 13 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Alfonso Soriano NY-A 14 6 3 5 0 5 0 .429 1.071 1.571
Raul Ibanez ANA 15 9 1 3 2 1 0 .600 .867 1.514
Aramis Ramirez MIL 22 9 4 14 1 2 3 .409 1.045 1.504
Miguel Cabrera DET 19 9 1 4 4 0 0 .474 .737 1.302
Jason Kubel MIN 16 7 1 3 2 2 0 .438 .813 1.286
Nick Markakis BAL 17 8 0 3 3 1 2 .471 .588 1.138
Coco Crisp OAK 23 9 1 6 4 4 1 .391 .652 1.134
Bobby Abreu NY-N 14 6 1 6 0 3 0 .429 .643 1.071
Robinson Cano SEA 20 7 1 4 0 2 0 .350 .600 .950
Joe Mauer MIN 21 7 1 1 5 0 1 .333 .476 .938

Best Matchups for Jose Contreras (by OPS against, min 13 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Ichiro Suzuki NY-A 18 5 0 2 0 1 0 .278 .278 .556
Melky Cabrera TOR 14 3 0 0 1 4 1 .214 .286 .552
Carl Crawford LA 23 5 0 1 2 5 2 .217 .261 .530
Aaron Hill AZ 15 3 0 2 0 3 0 .200 .267 .517
Victor Martinez DET 34 6 0 3 5 3 1 .176 .206 .481
Michael Cuddyer COL 30 5 0 2 2 7 4 .167 .200 .419
Marco Scutaro SF 14 2 0 1 1 1 0 .143 .143 .343
Justin Morneau COL 32 4 0 1 2 4 2 .125 .156 .333
Billy Butler KC 14 2 0 2 0 1 0 .143 .143 .330
John Buck SEA 18 2 0 2 2 6 1 .111 .111 .302

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Jose Contreras: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Contreras tossed three scoreless innings against the Padres on Thursday.

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Contreras allowed six hits and four runs in one inning in his first spring appearance Friday.

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Contreras signed a minor-league contract with the Rangers on Thursday that includes an invite to spring training, Anthony Andro of FOX Sports Southwest reports.

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Contreras was granted his release from the Red Sox on Monday, WEEI.com reports.

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Contreras signed a minor league contract with the Red Sox on Friday, the Boston Herald reports.

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Contreras was released by the Pirates on Thursday, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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Contreras agreed to a minor league contract with the Pirates on Monday, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Contreras (back) was released by the Pirates on Thursday.

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Contreras (back) will make his first rehab appearance Monday for Triple-A Indianapolis, where he's scheduled to toss one inning, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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The Pirates placed Contreras on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with inflammation in his lower back, MLB.com's Tom Singer reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Jose Contreras.

2013

Contreras has pitched just 27.2 innings in the majors over the last two seasons due to a series of elbow problems. The 41-year-old underwent Tommy John surgery last June and has said he intends to pitch again. Contreras was throwing in the low-90s last season before his elbow problems resurfaced, so he could land a minor league deal somewhere this winter with a team willing to take a chance on him.

2012

Contreras opened last season as the Phillies closer when Brad Lidge went down with an injury. He didn't last long in the role as elbow problems forced him to the disabled list, and he eventually required surgery to repair his flexor tendon. Contreras has been throwing off a mound this spring and is on pace to be ready for Opening Day. He won't have a shot to regain closing duties with Jonathan Papelbon in Philadelphia, so expect him to slot into a seventh-inning role for the Phillies as long as he stays healthy.

2011

The Phillies took a chance on Contreras last year after watching him work as a reliever with the Rockies at the end of the 2009 season. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said team scouts noticed improved stuff from Contreras in a relief role and figured he could help the Phillies in the middle innings. Contreras did more than help, he established himself as a dominant late-inning option and spent some time closing games while Brad Lidge struggled to return to form after an injury. Contreras did go through a bit of a rough patch in the middle of the year but was able to right the ship and closed out the year strong. He was successful in relief thanks to a slight uptick in his velocity now that he can go all out, and his starter's arsenal of pitches that includes a nasty splitter. The Phillies rewarded Contreras with a two-year contract this offseason and envision having him work the seventh inning in front of Ryan Madson and Lidge. That puts Contreras second in line for saves making him a nice endgame pickup in NL-only or very deep mixed leagues.

2010

Contreras had a bumpy start to the 2009 season in Chicago. The Sox were 0-6 in Contreras' six starts, and he had posted a 17:16 K:BB in 29.2 innings to go with an ERA on the wrong side of 8.00. Eventually, he was sent to the minors where he threw a complete game one-hitter, struck out 27 in 33.1 innings and held batters to a .164 average. He carried the momentum back into the majors, earning a 2.06 ERA while holding batters to a .189 average in his first six games back in the big leagues. He returned to his erratic self and was moved to the bullpen, and with one month remaining in the season, he was dealt to the Rockies where he was able to maintain a low ERA. The peripheral numbers, however, tell a different story of opposing batters crushing Contreras in Colorado at .308 with a .799 OPS. He filed for free agency at year's end, and is reported to be in talks with various Japanese clubs about the prospect of pitching there in 2010. Even if he stays in North America, continue to avoid him in all fantasy formats.

2009

Contreras tore his left Achilles' tendon on August 9, ending his season. Surgery was deemed successful, but the rehab process will leave him out until at least mid-April. Without much upside, consider him a reserve pick in AL-only leagues at best.

2008

Splat. There's very little else to say about Contreras' season. Hitters were practically tripping over themselves in order to get a chance to tee off on him. He got bumped to the bullpen at the end of July when his ERA climbed to 6.60 and the White Sox had no takers (shocking!) when they shopped him around to contenders at the trade deadline. He eventually got moved back into the rotation and enjoyed limited success down the stretch in starts against the Royals, Devil Rays and Mariners. He apparently found some of his old velocity in his trip to the bullpen but his struggles date back to the All-Star break in 2006. He'll be the White Sox No. 3 starter as he's owed $10 million in each of the next two seasons and can't come recommended until he shows a prolonged stretch of his previous form.

2007

Contreras won his first nine decisions and earned a slot in the All-Star game. Then he went 4-9 the rest of the way and watched his ERA balloon from 1.83 in late May to 4.27 at the end. He continued his wild ways, throwing 16 wild pitches, second-most in the majors, but walked only 55 batters in 196 innings. A late-season hamstring problem turned out to be a cramp and nothing to worry about. But the innings are piling up for the 35-year-old -- he averaged 190 per season for the past three. He should be watched closely.

2006

Contreras struggled through another first half before something clicked, and he roared down the stretch as the White Sox's most dangerous pitcher (2.05 ERA in August and September). His stuff has never been in question, only his ability to harness it. If 2005's finish proves to be no mirage, anything up to and including a Cy Young is possible for the Cuban.

2005

Contreras clearly has the talent, but just doesn't seem to have the head to be an effective big league pitcher. The Sox are counting on him to be their #3 starter, which is just asking for trouble -- steer clear of Contreras as anything other than a reserve pick.

2004

Contreras will be counted on as a staple of the 2004 rotation. He showed his dominance last season, ending up 7-2 with a 3.30 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and better than 1.0 K/IP ratio even though he started off very shaky. His nasty splitter and 96 MPH fastball kept hitters off balance the entire second half of the season. There is no reason to believe he couldn't build on that effort, especially when he'll be afforded a starter's routine and not be moved back and forth between there and the bullpen. Expect a strong season and plenty of wins.

2003

We're likely to see countless comparisons between Contreras and Orlando Hernandez early this season. Contreras was actually considered the better pitcher for his native Cuba. There are some questions about whether his age is accurate. He's a difficult call, particularly with the Yankees having so many starters.