The Phillies and Jose Contreras have reportedly agreed to a one-year deal according to Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes. The 38-year old Cuban made 28 appearances last season for the White Sox and Rockies, 23 of them were starts. He went 6-13 with a 4.92 ERA in 131.2 innings pitched.
This is just another low-risk, high reward move that Ruben Amaro, Jr. made. Contreras will have a similar role to Chan Ho Park last year. He will compete with Jamie Moyer and Kyle Kendrick for the fifth spot in the rotation and if he loses, he could be a valuable and experience right arm in the pen.
You can qualify this as a “MNG” segment as well seeing as you now know everything you need to know about him. This move should also rule out Ben Sheets.