Phillies Sign Jose Contreras

The Phillies officially signed righty Jose Contreras to a one-year, $1.5MM deal today.  GM Ruben Amaro Jr. said he'll be stretched out in Spring Training as a starter but is best suited for the bullpen.  Enrique Rojas of ESPN first reported the agreement on Friday.

Contreras, 38, posted a 5.42 ERA with 7.0 K/9 and 3.5 BB/9 in 21 starts for the White Sox before getting traded to the Rockies in late August.  Contreras pitched well as a reliever in his brief stint for Colorado.

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