Transactions

Pirates Sign Jose Contreras to a Minor League Deal

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 his arm after an elbow injury last year.

Contreras will serve as bullpen depth out of Triple-A, although because of the release last week, and the minor league deal this week, he won't take up a spot on the 40-man roster. He only made four appearances with Indianapolis last time around, which was also on a minor league assignment. At the time the Pirates had to make a decision to add Contreras to the active roster, or pay a retention bonus to keep him. They opted to add him to the majors and give him a shot out of the bullpen. He gave up five earned runs on seven hits and six walks in five innings.

Ev...

This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system, with rates lower than $2.25 per month. If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail tim@piratesprospects.com.

Transactions
@http://twitter.com/timwilliamsp2

Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

More in Transactions

(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Pirates Outright Gorkys Hernandez, Promote Logan Ratledge to Morgantown

John DrekerJuly 31, 2015
Justin Sellers 31915

Pirates Trade Justin Sellers to White Sox

John DrekerJuly 30, 2015
JaCoby Jones 2

Pirates Acquire Joakim Soria For JaCoby Jones

Tim WilliamsJuly 30, 2015
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Pirates Designate Vance Worley For Assignment

Tim WilliamsJuly 30, 2015
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Pirates Acquire Joe Blanton From Royals

John DrekerJuly 30, 2015
Jayson Aquino 2

Pirates Trade Jayson Aquino to Cleveland Indians

John DrekerJuly 29, 2015

Pirates Prospects is an independent media outlet, and is in no way affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates, their minor league affiliates, Major League Baseball, or Minor League Baseball.

Copyright © 2015 Pirates Prospects