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NL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
29-18 6-4 L2
26-20 6-4 W2
19-26 4-6 W1
18-26 3-7 L1
16-30 6-4 W4

2022 Pitching

STATS W
Wins
L
Losses
ERA
Earned Run Average
SO
Strikeouts
BB
Base on Balls (Walk)
WHIP
Walks and Hits Allowed Per Inning
Regular Season 1 0 2.13 15 5 0.95

Top Roansy Contreras News

  • Pirates' Roansy Contreras: Covers five scoreless frames

    Contreras allowed three hits and two walks over five scoreless innings during Tuesday's 2-1 loss to the Rockies in 10 innings. He had five strikeouts and didn't factor in the decision.

    The 22-year-old was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis to start Monday's contest, and he immediately delivered a strong performance. Contreras opened the season on the big-league roster as a long reliever, and he had a 3.52 ERA over 7.2 innings before being sent to Indianapolis to get stretched out. The right-hander is now back in the majors and is getting the chance to prove he belongs in the starting rotation.

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  • Pirates' Roansy Contreras: Picking up second start

    Contreras is listed as the Pirates' starting pitcher for Sunday's game in San Diego.

    Contreras will be rewarded with a second turn through the rotation after he blanked the Rockies over five innings and struck out five while allowing only five baserunners in his second career MLB start Tuesday. With Pittsburgh having demoted Bryse Wilson to Triple-A Indianapolis and with Mitch Keller moving to the bullpen for the Pirates' six-game week, Contreras looks secure as the team's No. 4 starter at the moment.

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  • Pirates' Roansy Contreras: Starting Tuesday

    Contreras will start Tuesday at home against the Rockies, Alex Stumpf of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.

    The Pirates haven't officially confirmed their starter for Tuesday's game, but they have a gap in the rotation and Contreras was just recalled Sunday, so it seems clear that the job is his. In 10.2 career major-league innings, Contreras owns a 2.53 ERA, striking out 14 batters while walking just four. He recorded a 2.66 ERA and a 28.9 percent strikeout rate in five starts for Triple-A Indianapolis prior to his promotion.

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  • Pirates' Roansy Contreras: Called up by Pirates

    Contreras was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis on Sunday, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Contreras made three relief appearances for the Pirates in April, and he posted a 3.52 ERA and 0.91 WHIP in 7.2 innings during that time. However, he's been building up as a starter in Indianapolis, and he's recorded a 2.66 ERA and 1.19 WHIP in 20.1 innings over five minor-league starts. The Pirates' rotation is healthy but has had some struggles recently, so it seems likely that Contreras will join the rotation after working as a starter in the minors.

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  • Pirates' Roansy Contreras: Builds up to five innings

    Contreras allowed three runs (two earned) on six hits and a walk while striking out four across 5.2 innings to take the loss with Triple-A Indianapolis on Thursday.

    Contreras took on Toldeo and was tagged for two of his three runs in the first two innings. However, he still limited baserunners and most importantly built his pitch count up to 84. Contreras began the season in Pittsburgh but was optioned to Indianapolis with the intention of stretching him out to a starter's workload. Now that he's done so, a return to the majors doesn't seem too far off.

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  • Pirates' Roansy Contreras: Sent down Thursday

    Contreras was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Thursday, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Contreras served as a long reliever for the Pirates early in the season, and he logged a 3.52 ERA and 0.91 WHIP while striking out in in 7.2 innings in three appearances. However, he'll head to the minors after right-hander Chase De Jong's contract was selected Thursday. Contreras has served mainly as a starter in the minors and should spend time in the rotation with Indianapolis.

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  • Pirates' Roansy Contreras: Dazzles in long relief

    Contreras worked three innings out of the bullpen in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Brewers, giving up a solo home run and no other baserunners while striking out five.

    The Pirates probably still view Contreras as a starter over the long haul, but he's began the season in a multi-inning role out of the bullpen as the organization looks to manage his workload. The 22-year-old righty has shown plenty of potential in that capacity, as he's now given up just one run on two hits and one walk while striking out 10 over six innings between his last two appearances. Since the Pirates aren't designating Contreras as a primary pitcher out of the bullpen, predicting when he might be used is difficult, but he should at least make for a strong ratio stabilizer for fantasy managers in a given week if their other pitching options leave something to be desired.

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  • Pirates' Roansy Contreras: Picks up first MLB win

    Contreras (1-0) allowed one hit and one walk while striking out five across three scoreless innings to earn the win Thursday against the Nationals.

    JT Brubaker was knocked out of the game after just 4.1 innings, which left a lot volume to be covered by the Pittsburgh bullpen. Contreras stepped up and delivered an excellent three frames of work, highlighted by nine swinging strikes on only 46 pitches. Though he's pitching in a relief role for the time being, Contreras has already thrown 4.2 innings this season and could enter the rotation should Brubaker or others falter in a starting role.

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  • Pirates' Roansy Contreras: Relief role likely

    Contreras is expected to pitch out of the bullpen after being recalled by the Pirates on Friday, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Contreras was recalled after Duane Underwood (hamstring) was forced to the injured list. He's served exclusively as a starter throughout his minor-league career and projects to remain in that role in the long term. However, the team will stick with JT Brubaker, Mitch Keller, Jose Quintana, Zach Thompson and Bryse Wilson as the current starting rotation to open the 2022 campaign. There are likely to be plenty of starting opportunities for Contreras throughout the campaign, but he will bide his time in a multi-inning relief role for now.

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  • Pirates' Roansy Contreras: Will stretch out in bullpen

    While Contreras will be used out of the bullpen initially, the team will keep him on close to a starter's schedule and try to use him for multiple innings as he gets stretched out, Justice delos Santos of MLB.com reports.

    Contreras is arguably the most talented pitcher on the active roster, so he will eventually join the rotation, but the Pirates were going to have to monitor his innings regardless, so starting him off in a multi-inning relief role while keeping him on a starter's schedule makes sense. While his future is bright, we shouldn't assume the Pirates will keep him up in the majors all season.

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  • Pirates' Roansy Contreras: Returning to big leagues

    Contreras was recalled by the Pirates on Friday, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Contreras is one of the Pirates' top pitching prospects. He was called up for a single three-inning start last September but otherwise has only made one other start above Double-A. He was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis in late March but will be back for another opportunity already. Exactly what his role will be is unclear. Reliever Duane Underwood (hamstring) was placed on the injured list in a corresponding move. Contreras could work out of the bullpen in his place or enter the rotation and push a different pitcher to that role.

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  • Pirates' Roansy Contreras: Sent down Saturday

    Contreras was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Saturday, Mike Persak of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Contreras made two Grapefruit League appearances early in camp and allowed three runs on two hits and two walks while striking out two in three innings. He spent most of last season at Double-A Altoona but should begin the 2022 campaign at the Triple-A level.

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  • Pirates' Roansy Contreras: Optioned to Triple-A

    Contreras was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Thursday, Alex Stumpf of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.

    The 21-year-old made his MLB debut Wednesday, tossing three scoreless innings against the Cubs while striking out four. He's one of the Pirates higher-ranked prospects, setting up a chance to be a part of the 2022 roster. Tanner Anderson had his contract selected Thursday and will take his spot on the roster.

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  • Pirates' Roansy Contreras: Solid in big-league debut

    Contreras allowed three hits and a walk with four strikeouts in three innings, taking a no-decision versus the Cubs on Wednesday.

    Contreras made a strong first impression in his first major-league start, although the Cubs' offense isn't a huge threat. The right-hander had a solid year in the minors with a 2.64 ERA and 0.93 WHIP in 58 innings across 13 starts between Double-A Altoona and Triple-A Indianapolis. The 21-year-old only made one Triple-A appearance, so he may begin the 2022 season there; however, a strong start to the season could see him quickly rise to the big leagues again.

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  • Pirates' Roansy Contreras: Activated for MLB debut

    The Pirates recalled Contreras from Triple-A Indianapolis ahead of his scheduled start Wednesday against the Cubs.

    Pittsburgh moved third baseman Ke'Bryan Hayes (wrist) to the 10-day injured list to open up a spot on the 28-man active roster for Contreras, who will be making his MLB debut at PNC Park. Acquired in January in the deal that sent Jameson Taillon to the Yankees, Contreras dazzled between stops at Indianapolis and Double-A Altoona this season, submitting a 2.64 ERA while striking out 35 percent of the batters he faced. Since Contreras hasn't covered more than five innings in any minor-league outing since June 22, the Pirates may not allow him to work deep enough into Wednesday's start to qualify for the win, regardless of how well he performs.

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  • Pirates' Roansy Contreras: Getting call to majors

    The Pirates will call up Contreras from Triple-A Indianapolis to start Wednesday against the Cubs, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    The move was rumored earlier in the day Tuesday but has since been confirmed. The 21-year-old has had an impressive season in the upper minors, striking out 35 percent of opposing batters and walking just 5.6 percent en route to a 2.64 ERA, though just one of his 13 starts came at the Triple-A level.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 175 lbs
Birthplace: Yamasa, Dominican Republic
Age: 22
Bats/Throws: R, R