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Indians release ex-Brave Jeff Francoeur

...Joe Girardi said. RANGERS: Assigned former Braves infielder Brent Lillibridge to minor league camp and released Jose Contreras, the 42-year-old right-hander they had already said wouldn't make the team.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-03-22/indians-release-ex-brave
Venezuelan players show concern as political unrest grips their home country

...political area," he said. "At the end we're not trying to go to any side."Pitchers Yu Darvish of Japan and Jose Contreras of Cuba joined Andrus and the Rangers in the picture."It means a lot, you can see the support that we have, not...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-02-22/venezuelan-players-show-
Ex-Brave Brian McCann happy to be a Yankee

...of his 22 major league seasons, hit 465 homers and was elected to the Hall on the first ballot in 2001.RANGERS: Jose Contreras, who turns 42 today, has signed a minor league contract with the team that includes a non-roster invitation to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2013-12-05/ex-brave-brian-mccann-ha
NL Spring Training Capsules

...Vance Worley, 3B Placido Polanco, OF Juan Pierre, INF Ty Wigginton, OF Nate Schierholtz, RHP Josh Lindblom, RHP Jose Contreras, C Brian Schneider.GOING CAMPIN': For the first time since 2008, the Phillies won't be the team to beat in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2013-02-09/nl-spring-training-capsu
MLB's return to Cuban airwaves disappoints locals

...ballplayers have been cleared to play professionally in Mexico in recent weeks. Meanwhile defectors like pitcher Jose Contreras and Golden Glove winning shortstop Rey Ordonez visited the island in recent months, where they were met regularly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2013-07-01/mlbs-return-cuban-airwav
Pirates bring in Hurdle as manager

...Hurdle said. "This was about taking an opportunity that felt sure and fit right."PHILLIES: Right-hander Jose Contreras was re-signed to a $5.5 million, two-year contract with a club option for 2013.- Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2010-11-15/pirates-bring-hurdle-man
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Giambi says Bonds' trainer sent steroids

...East champions open the season at home Friday against Houston. Minus Lidge, the Phillies could use Ryan Madson or Jose Contreras as their closer.DODGERS: Los Angeles signed pitcher Chad Billingsley to a three-year contract extension with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2011-03-30/giambi-says-bonds-traine
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NL East foes get first look at each other

...they try to overcome injuries to second baseman Chase Utley, right fielder Domonic Brown and closer Brad Lidge.Jose Contreras is Philadelphia's fill-in closer.Former Braves backup Pete Orr has played behind Wilson Valdez at second base...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2011-04-08/nl-east-foes-get-first-l
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Miscues hurt Reds as Phillies take 2-0 lead

...hit an RBI grounder for a 6-4 lead.Werth hit an RBI single off Nick Masset in the eighth to cap the scoring.Jose Contreras tossed a perfect seventh to earn the win. Ryan Madson worked the eighth and Brad Lidge pitched around a leadoff walk...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2010-10-08/miscues-hurt-reds-philli
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Mets' ace hopes to start Opening Day

...it's going to be a problem," he said. "But I think we have to do it before we jump into a game." WHITE SOX: Jose Contreras and Bartolo Colon are ready to face hitters. Both right-handers are scheduled to throw batting practice at camp...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/03/08/bas_513928.shtml
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