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Pirates cut Contreras again

Jose Contreras has the distinction of being cut by the Pirates twice this season.

The relief pitcher was released by the Pirates last month.

Pittsburgh picked him up again on a minor league deal.

But the Bucs figured out what most teams already knew: He's toast.

It was a win-win situation for the Pirates, signing him at little cost.

I wish MLB teams would realize what serious fans already knew, Contreras was washed up.

Maybe some other team will buy that lottery ticket. I'm glad the Pirates won't have him at PNC.


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