Francisco Contreras (minors04)

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Francisco Valentin Contreras

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 1", Weight 180 lbs.

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Biographical Information[edit]

The Detroit Tigers signed Francisco Contreras as a free agent from the Dominican Republic in 2010. He played in their minor league system through 2015 as an infielder. He went to spring training with the Tigers in 2016, but they released him and offered him a coaching position instead.

Contreras was a coach with the Connecticut Tigers in 2016, a hitting coach with the GCL Tigers West in 2017, and a coach with the Lakeland Flying Tigers in 2018-2019. He was scheduled to manage the GCL Tigers East in 2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic caused the minor league season to be cancelled.

In addition, he coached first base for Leones del Escogido during the 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 Dominican Winter League seasons.

Further Reading[edit]

  • Marc Allard: "Connecticut Tigers give ex-player role as coach", The Norwich Bulletin, July 6, 2016. [1]

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