Rangers sign RHP Jose Contreras to minor deal
Jose Contreras, the Cuban right-hander who turns 42 on Friday,
has signed a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers that
includes a non-roster invitation to major league spring
Contreras spent last season with the Pittsburgh and Boston
organizations. He had ligament replacement surgery on his right
elbow in June 2012 and spent last spring rehabbing before making
seven relief appearances for the Pirates in May.
Also Thursday, Texas signed right-hander Nate Adcock and
outfielder Bryan Petersen to minor league deals with the same
invitation to spring training as Contreras. Adcock and Petersen
both have major league experience.
Contreras has a 78-67 career record in the major leagues, with a
4.57 ERA over 299 games with the New York Yankees, Chicago White
Sox, Colorado, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.