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Posted on: Thursday, January 28, 2010

MLB: Phillies, Contreras finalize $1.5M, 1-year contract


Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA Veteran pitcher Jose Contreras has finalized a $1.5 million, one-year contract with the Philadelphia Phillies.

The 38-year-old right-hander went a combined 6-13 with a 4.92 ERA in 28 games last year with the Chicago White Sox and Colorado Rockies. Contreras started 23 games, but will be used mainly as a reliever in Philadelphia.

Signed as a free agent by the New York Yankees in 2003, Contreras is 71-63 with a 4.61 ERA in 191 games, including 175 starts, for the Yankees, White Sox and Rockies.

Contreras helped the White Sox win the World Series in 2005, going 15-7 with a 3.61 ERA in the regular season and 3-1 with a 3.09 ERA in four postseason starts.