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Softbank Hawks and Jose Contreras?

by on Dec.02, 2009 @ 1:25 pm, under NPB

With Justin Germano likely leaving the Hawks, there's a possibility that the Hawks might look into signing Jose Contreras.

Contreras is in Japan right now checking out Yanagawa High School with his son and has told the Japanese media that he wouldn't mind playing in the NPB.  He was also rumored to have approached the Hanshin Tigers a couple weeks back, only to be turned down by them.

At 37, I'd consider Contreras a fairly big risk.  But if they're only looking to replace Germano straight up (4.38 ERA, 5-4, 76.0 IP, 1.34 WHIP) and for only a year, then maybe it's not such a bad move.

MLB Career

Year Team W L ERA G GS CG ShO Sv SvO IP H R ER HR HBP BB SO AVG WHIP GO/AO
2003 NYY 7 2 3.30 18 9 0 0 0 1 71.0 52 27 26 4 5 30 72 .202 1.15 1.36
2004 NYY/CWS 13 9 5.50 31 31 0 0 0 0 170.1 166 114 104 31 8 84 150 .253 1.47 0.95
2005 CWS 15 7 3.61 32 32 1 0 0 0 204.2 177 91 82 23 9 75 154 .232 1.23 1.01
2006 CWS 13 9 4.27 30 30 1 1 0 0 196.0 194 101 93 20 10 55 134 .256 1.27 1.05
2007 CWS 10 17 5.57 32 30 2 2 0 0 189.0 232 134 117 21 15 62 113 .304 1.56 1.04
2008 CWS 7 6 4.54 20 20 1 0 0 0 121.0 130 64 61 12 3 35 70 .272 1.36 1.43
2009 CWS/COL 6 13 4.92 28 23 0 0 0 1 131.2 141 86 72 13 6 53 106 .272 1.47 1.26
Overall 71 63 4.61 191 175 5 3 0 2 1083.2 1092 617 555 124 56 394 799 .260 1.37 1.10

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