June 21, 2014
219,084 USD (2015)
| Cincinnati Reds (#53 / Pitcher)|Carlos Contreras (baseball) Wikipedia
Carlos Manuel Contreras (born January 8, 1991) is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher for the Vaqueros Unión Laguna of the Mexican Baseball League. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Cincinnati Reds.
The Cincinnati Reds added Contreras to their 40-man roster after the 2012 season. He was named to appear in the 2013 All Star Futures Game.
Contreras was called up to the Reds from the Double-A Pensacola Blue Wahoos on June 21, 2014, 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. Contreras was released by the Reds on March 15, 2016.
On April 20, 2017, Contreras signed with the Laredo Lemurs of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball. When the Lemurs folded before the season started he signed on with the Texas AirHogs.
On June 28, 2017, Contreras left the Texas AirHogs to sign with the Vaqueros Unión Laguna of the Mexican Baseball League.