Phillies, Contreras Agree to Two-Year Contract
ESPNDeportes.com first reported last night the parties were close to a deal.
Contreras, 38, went 6-4 with a 3.34 ERA in 67 appearances this season – his first full season as a relief pitcher. He quickly became a favorite for Charlie Manuel, picking up three of his four saves in May when Brad Lidge and Ryan Madson were on the disabled list.
The Phillies now have six free agents. The Phillies are interested in bringing back Jayson Werth and Chad Durbin. The Phillies have had discussions about Werth, although it is believed he will sign elsewhere. Durbin could be back, depending on what kind of deals he finds elsewhere. The other free agents — J.C. Romero, Jamie Moyer, Mike Sweeney and Greg Dobbs – are not expected back.
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