Pirates sign P Contreras to minor-league deal

7:06 PM, Feb 23, 2013   |    comments
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Bradenton, FL (Sports Network) - The Pittsburgh Pirates and pitcher Jose Contreras have agreed to terms on a minor-league contract with an invite to spring training.

Contreras, 41, is recovering from elbow surgery and will be rehabbing during major league spring training.

The veteran right-hander appeared in just 34 games over the past two seasons with Philadelphia due to forearm and elbow injuries.

Over 10 seasons, the Cuban native owns a 78-67 record with a 4.55 earned run average in 292 games (175 starts) with the Yankees, White Sox, Rockies and Phillies.

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