All posts tagged "Jose Contreras"

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    Pirates Add Jose Contreras, Option Jared Hughes

    Jose Contreras has been added to the Pirates' roster. As expected, the Pittsburgh Pirates have selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Jose Contreras. To make room, they've optioned Jared Hughes to Triple-A. We heard earlier in the week that Contreras would be added to the roster on Friday. He's been throwing well...

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    Jose Contreras Set to Join the Pirates on Friday

    Jose Contreras is set to join the Pirates on Friday. According to Rob Biertempfel, the Pirates plan to add Jose Contreras to the roster on Friday. https://twitter.com/BiertempfelTrib/status/329345818790334466 Contreras threw an inning in relief this morning with Indianapolis, which came shortly after throwing back-to-back days on Saturday and Sunday. So basically he's ready...

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    First Pitch: A Look at the Short-Term and Long-Term Pitching Moves

    I was asked this morning on Twitter how the pitching staff would look on July 1st. The recent starts by Jeff Locke, the eventual returns of Francisco Liriano and Charlie Morton, and the possibility of Gerrit Cole arriving mid-season make that an impossible question to answer. That's especially true when you consider...

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    Jose Contreras Promoted to Indianapolis

    Jose Contreras has been promoted to Indianapolis. The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted right-handed pitcher Jose Contreras to Indianapolis, per an Altoona press release. Contreras was previously with Altoona, working his way back from an elbow injury last year. He pitched back to back games last week on the 20th and 21st in...

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    First Pitch: Time to Start Looking at the Bullpen Depth

    Jose Contreras could be a 7th inning option for the Pirates soon. If there's one thing the Pirates have been good at, it has been finding relievers. Jason Grilli, Mark Melancon, and even guys like Jeanmar Gomez and Vin Mazzaro have come cheap for their production. Those bullpen scouting skills look like...

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    Prospect Watch: Bell Has a Big Day at the Plate, Cole Struggles With Control

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    Prospect Watch: Impressive Streak For Andrew Lambo

    Top Pitcher: Eliecer Navarro, Top Hitter: Andrew Lambo, HR: Matt Curry

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    Pirates Pregame: Arms On the Way

    Jeff Locke will start tonight for the Pittsburgh Pirates against the Atlanta Braves at PNC Park, and if Clint Hurdle's pregame comments to the media are any indication the Pirates are keeping an eye on the young pitcher with help coming to the starting rotation in the form of Francisco Liriano and...

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    Can Jose Contreras Help the Pirates?

    Can Jose Contreras help the Pirates this year? Yesterday I watched Francisco Liriano and Jose Contreras make rehab appearances with the Bradenton Marauders. On Thursday, Charlie Morton is expected to make a rehab start in Bradenton. The rehab appearances by Liriano and Morton mean that they're at most 30 days from making...

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    Prospect Watch: Liriano Perfect, Holmes Impressive In Shutout

    Top Pitcher: Clay Holmes, Top Batter: Josh Harrison, Home Runs: Walkey Gourley

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