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2/23/2013 7:35 P.M. ET

Pirates sign Jose Contreras to a Minor League deal

The Pirates have agreed to terms with RHP Jose Contreras on a minor league contract with an invite to spring training.  He is expected to report tomorrow (Sunday). 

Contreras is recovering from elbow surgery and will be rehabbing during major league spring training

The 41-year-old Cuban native has posted a 78-67 record in 292 career games (175 starts) in the Major Leagues with the Yankees (2003-04), White Sox (2004-09), Rockies (2009) and Phillies (2010-12). 

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