All posts tagged "Jose Contreras"

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    Pirates Release Jose Contreras

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have released Jose Contreras. The right-hander was with Indianapolis, and was performing well. He...

  • Analysis
    The Upcoming Rule 5 and Minor League Free Agency Eligible Players

    Lately I’ve been getting a lot of questions wondering who is Rule 5 eligible in the upcoming...

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    Pirates Sign Jose Contreras to a Minor League Deal

    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...

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

    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....

  • Injury Updates
    Injury Updates: McDonald, Wandy, Tabata, Gomez, and More

    Along with the A.J. Burnett injury news today, here are some other rehab updates for the Pittsburgh Pirates, with their DL almost looking like an additional 25-man roster these days. RHP Jeanmar Gomez (right forearm strain/inflammation) will start a rehab assignment tonight with Indianapolis, throwing four innings or 60-65 pitches. RHP Jared...

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    Prospect Watch: Kingham Makes Final Start For Bradenton; D’Arnaud Homers

    Top Pitcher: Brandon Cumpton, Top Hitter: Chase d'Arnaud, HR: Chase d'Arnaud

  • Injury Updates
    Jose Contreras to the DL, Bryan Morris Recalled

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed Jose Contreras on the 15-day disabled list with low back inflammation, and have recalled Bryan Morris to take his place. Morris was recently optioned to make room for Mike Zagurski, but is eligible to return early due to the DL placement for Contreras.

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    Jose Contreras Activated From Bereavement List, Jared Hughes Optioned

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated right-handed pitcher Jose Contreras from the bereavement list. To make room, Jared Hughes has been optioned to Triple-A. The move is the exact opposite of the move from a few days ago, when Contreras was placed on the bereavement list due to a death in the family...

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    Pirates Notebook: Burnett Takes Mound As NL Strikeout Leader

    A.J. Burnett will start Saturday night with the most strikeouts (72) in the National League and 25,000 bobbleheads with his face in the PNC Park stands. While he trails MLB leader Yu Darvish (86 strikeouts), Burnett faces a Houston offense that has struck out the most times in baseball this season. Burnett’s...

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    Jose Contreras Placed on Bereavement List, Jared Hughes Recalled

    Right-handed reliever Jose Contreras has been placed on the bereavement list due to a death in his family, and the Pirates have recalled righty Jared Hughes to take his spot in the bullpen. [Update: Hughes will be at PNC Park “at some point” during Friday night’s game, according to Jim Trdinich, Director of...

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