Five Teams Pursuing Jose Contreras

At least five teams - the Cubs, Cardinals, Rockies, Phillies, and Padres - are named as suitors for free agent righty Jose Contreras in a tweet from Newsday's Ken Davidoff.

Perhaps Contreras' stuff will play up in the NL.  The 38-year-old posted a 7.2 K/9, 3.6 BB/9, and 4.92 ERA in 131.6 innings for the White Sox and Rockies last year.  He whiffed a batter per inning in his Rockies stint, though we shouldn't read into 17 innings.  Contreras averaged 92 mph on his fastball last year, so it appears something is left in the tank.  Swingman candidate D.J. Carrasco just got a $950K minor league deal with the Pirates; maybe Contreras will sign a similar deal.

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