Phillies re-sign Jose Contreras to 2-year deal

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Philadelphia Phillies have re-signed right-hander Jose Contreras to a $5.5 million, two-year contract with a club option for 2013.

The deal was announced Monday.

The 38-year-old Contreras was a key member in the bullpen for the four-time NL East champion Phillies in his first season as a full-time reliever.

He was 6-4 with four saves and a 3.34 ERA in 67 games in his first season with the Phillies. Contreras went 1-0 and threw four scoreless innings in the postseason.

Contreras is 77-67 with a 4.55 ERA in 258 career games, including 175 starts, with four teams.

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