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Friday, January 22, 2010
Updated: January 24, 11:53 AM ET
Source: Phillies sign Contreras news services


Jose Contreras has signed a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Phillies, a source confirmed for's Enrique Rojas.

The Chicago Cubs expressed interest in Contreras and the pitcher was expected to sign with either the Cubs or the St. Louis Cardinals before striking a deal with Philadelphia.

Contreras was 5-13 with a 5.42 ERA last year for the Chicago White Sox before getting traded to the Colorado Rockies in late August. Contreras, 38, was 1-0 with a 1.59 ERA in seven games, including two starts. He pitched twice in the playoffs, giving up one run in two innings, while earning a hold.

The deal is pending Contreras passing a physical.