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Contreras Transitioning to Rotation

Contreras Was Effective Closer Last Year

Over the last year Carlos Contreras came from off the radar to a spot on the Reds 40-man roster after a solid season as a single-A closer. Now he's continuing that success in Bakersfield's starting rotation.

Bakersfield entered the win column for only the second time this season after a 5-1 decision over visiting Inland Empire. Carlos Contreras got the win after allowing only one run on two hits and a couple of walks over six innings with eight strikeouts. Jake Johnson, Jimmy Moran, and Brooks Pinckard combined for three scoreless innings of relief with Pinckard getting the save. Yorman Rodriguez... Recommended Stories

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