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Jose Contreras is not retiring

Apr 6, 2014, 8:45 PM EDT

Royals Rangers Spring Baseball AP

42-year-old Jose Contreras was trying to pitch his way onto the Rangers’ roster in March, but ultimately fell short. The right-hander posted a 10.50 ERA in six innings in the Cactus League, which led the Rangers to inform him in mid-March that he wasn’t making the team. That was the final leg in the veteran’s 11-year big league career, or so we thought.

Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that Contreras is not retiring. In fact, he is looking for opportunities in Japan while pitching in Mexico.

It’s unlikely that Contreras will pitch in the Majors again, but stranger things have happened. In five innings at the big league level with the Pirates last season, Contreras allowed five runs on seven hits and six walks in five innings.

  1. tfbuckfutter - Apr 6, 2014 at 9:03 PM

    Dude… Just go out on. …. slightly below the middle.

  2. Old Gator - Apr 6, 2014 at 9:30 PM

    10.50 ERA isn’t “falling short.” It is coming down very, very hard on both nates.

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Apr 6, 2014 at 9:32 PM

      Come on, don’t be so harsh. Maybe he’s just a late bloomer.

  3. scottychicago - Apr 6, 2014 at 9:55 PM

    No way he is only 42.

  4. pourman - Apr 7, 2014 at 9:08 AM

    Great competitor. Wish him all the best and would like to see him keep it going, but I thought his arm literally came off with his last injury in Philly.

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