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  • Phillies' Efrain Contreras: Signs on with Phillies

    Contreras signed a minor-league contract with the Phillies, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports.

    Contreras, 24, collected a 4.92 ERA and 117:49 K:BB over 97 innings at Double-A San Antonio in the Padres organization in 2023. He's never advanced past the Double-A level but will probably get his first taste of Triple-A ball in 2024.

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  • Padres' Efrain Contreras: Reassigned to minors camp

    The Padres reassigned Contreras to minor-league camp Friday.

    Contreras held opposing teams scoreless through his three spring appearances, but since the 23-year-old righty has yet to advance past High-A ball, it's no surprise to see him removed from major-league camp.

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  • Padres' Efrain Contreras: Returns on minors contract

    Contreras re-signed Wednesday with the Padres on a minor-league contract with an invitation to major-league spring training.

    Contreras was non-tendered by San Diego earlier this offseason, but he's now back in the fold with a chance to strut his stuff on the MLB side of camp -- at least in the early part of the spring. The 23-year-old right-hander has yet to make an appearance above High-A ball.

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  • Efrain Contreras: Released by Padres

    The Padres declined to tender Contreras a contract for 2023, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.

    Contreras, who turns 23 in January, returned from Tommy John surgery to make 17 starts for High-A Fort Wayne last season, posting a 5.74 ERA and 1.67 WHIP across 53.1 innings. The right-hander got additional work in during the Arizona Fall League and pitched well in a small sample.

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  • Padres' Efrain Contreras: Back in action at High-A

    Contreras (arm) has struck out six over five shutout innings in his two outings since returning to action Aug. 4 for High-A Fort Wayne.

    Shortly before the All-Star break, Contreras exited his final start for Fort Wayne due to an arm injury, but he was never placed on the affiliate's 7-day injured list. He was cleared to rejoin the rotation just over two weeks later and should continue to build up his pitch count in his subsequent starts.

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  • Padres' Efrain Contreras: Apparently suffers arm injury

    Contreras left Wednesday's contest for High-A Fort Wayne with a potential right arm injury, Justin Prince of WFFT Fox 55 Fort Wayne reports.

    In his 11th appearance of the campaign, Contreras pitched two-plus innings and allowed three runs before leaving with what looked to be an injury to his pitching arm. According to Prince, the 22-year-old hurler motioned to his elbow as he walked off the mound. Further information about Contreras' status has yet to be released, but there may be heightened concern since he underwent Tommy John surgery in 2020 and didn't pitch at all in 2021.

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  • Padres' Efrain Contreras: Returns from Tommy John surgery

    Contreras tossed one inning for High-A Fort Wayne on Friday, allowing one run on three walks while striking out one. It was his first appearance since he underwent Tommy John surgery late in 2020.

    Contreras hadn't pitched in a minor-league game since 2019, so the rust that resulted in three walks is of little surprise. The right-hander struck out 121 batters in 109.2 frames while posting a 3.61 ERA and 1.18 WHIP as a starter at the Single-A level during that 2019 campaign, resulting in some intrigue around the then-19-year-old. Contreras figures to be brought along slowly as he works his way back following the long layoff.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-10, 200 lbs
Birthplace: Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
Age: 24
Experience: R
Bats/Throws: R, R