Carlos Contreras (baseball)

Carlos Contreras
Contreras pitching for the Pensacola Blue Wahoos in 2013
Texas AirHogs – No. 28
Born: (1991-01-08) January 8, 1991
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
June 21, 2014, for the Cincinnati Reds
MLB statistics
(through 2015 season)
Win–loss record 0–1
Earned run average 5.51
Strikeouts 38

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

Cincinnati Reds

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

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

Texas AirHogs

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

Vaqueros Unión Laguna

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

On June 17, 2018, Contreras signed with the Texas AirHogs of the American Association.


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