Philadelphia Phillies: Jose Contreras and Ryne Sandberg Are on Board

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Philadelphia Phillies: Jose Contreras and Ryne Sandberg Are on Board
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The Phillies worked out a two-year, $5.5 million contract on Monday with bullpen pitcher Jose Contreras. In 2010, Contreras served a variety of roles on the bullpen, including filling in for Brad Lidge and Ryan Madson when they were injured.

Contreras appeared in 64 games and ended the season with a 3.34 ERA. The only real concern with this signing might be Contreras' age; he is 38 now and will be 40 by the end of his contract. But the Phillies have had some good luck dipping into the senior player pool in the past (Jamie Moyer, for one)...

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