Carlos Contreras (baseball)

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Carlos Contreras
Carlos Contreras on August 11, 2013.jpg
Contreras pitching for the Pensacola Blue Wahoos in 2013
Texas AirHogs – No. 28
Born: (1991-01-08) January 8, 1991 (age 28)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
June 21, 2014, for the Cincinnati Reds
MLB statistics
(through 2015 season)
Win–loss record0–1
Earned run average5.51
Career highlights and awards

Carlos Manuel Contreras (born January 8, 1991) is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher for the Texas AirHogs of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Cincinnati Reds.

Professional career[edit]

Cincinnati Reds[edit]

The Cincinnati Reds added Contreras to their 40-man roster after the 2012 season.[1] He was named to appear in the 2013 All Star Futures Game.[2]

Contreras was called up to the Reds from the Double-A Pensacola Blue Wahoos on June 21, 2014,[3] and made his debut the same day against the Toronto Blue Jays in the ninth inning. In nine pitches he retired the side and recorded his first major league strikeout.[4] Contreras was released by the Reds on March 15, 2016.[5]

Laredo Lemurs[edit]

On April 20, 2017, Contreras signed with the Laredo Lemurs of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball.

Texas AirHogs[edit]

When the Lemurs folded before the season started he signed on with the Texas AirHogs.

Vaqueros Unión Laguna[edit]

On June 28, 2017, Contreras left the Texas AirHogs to sign with the Vaqueros Unión Laguna of the Mexican Baseball League.[6] He was released on February 1, 2018.

Return to Texas AirHogs[edit]

On June 17, 2018, Contreras signed with the Texas AirHogs of the American Association. He was released on May 15, 2019. Contreras later re-signed with the AirHogs on August 1, 2019.


  1. ^ "Pitching prospect Daniel Corcino among six players added to Reds' 40-man roster to avoid Rule 5 Draft | News". Retrieved November 13, 2013.
  2. ^ "Billy Hamilton, Carlos Contreras to rep Cincinnati Reds at Futures Game | News". June 26, 2013. Retrieved November 13, 2013.
  3. ^ Rosecrans, C. Trent (June 21, 2014). "Reds call up Carlos Contreras, DFA Roger Bernadina". Cincinnati Enqurier. Retrieved June 21, 2014.
  4. ^ "Reds notes: Contreras strong in MLB debut".
  5. ^ "Carlos Contreras: Released by Reds". March 16, 2016. Retrieved March 16, 2016.
  6. ^ "Union Laguna Sitio Web oficial".

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