Red Sox release Jose Contreras

DJ Bean
August 19, 2013 - 2:24 pm

The PawSox announced Monday that pitcher Jose Contreras has been granted his release. The Sox had signed the 41-year-old and assigned him to Pawtucket on July 19. Contreras, who originally signed with the Yankees prior to the 2003 season after defecting from Cuba, has now been a member of six major league organization, though he never reached the major league level with Boston. For more on the Red Sox, visit