Report: Phillies sign Jose Contreras

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Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Jose Contreras delivers a pitch. (AP Photo / Linda Kaye, file)

Pitcher Jose Contreras has signed a one-year contract with the Phillies, according to a report by ESPNDeportes.com. The report says the deal is pending a physical.

The 38-year-old Contreras, who pitched for the White Sox and Rockies last season, was 6-13 with a 4.92 ERA in 28 games, 23 of which were starts. In seven seasons in the majors, he is 71-63 with a 4.61 ERA.

A call to Contreras' agent, Jaime Torres, was not immediately returned.

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Contreras, a right-hander, fits Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr.'s bill for "low-risk, high-reward" pitching help. It's possible the Phillies could offer Contreras a situation similar to which Chan Ho Park had last spring: a chance to compete for the open fifth starter spot or a role in the bullpen.

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