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May 3, 1994 | LYNN FRANEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Anaheim man who pleaded guilty to killing a Santa Ana father of six and his teen-age daughter in a drunk-driving accident on March 28 was sentenced Monday to four years in prison. Superior Court Judge Luis Cardenas sentenced Candido Diaguerro Castrejon, 28, to state prison for the deaths of Jose Contreras Jr., 34, and Christine Contreras, 14.
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January 9, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
Nearly eight years after her son was killed in the crossfire of a Santa Monica gang's violence, Armita Lopez found justice Thursday in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom. But not before her son's killer seized one last opportunity to torment her. "I was waiting for this day because it was not fair that they killed my son," a tearful Lopez said of Jose Contreras Zapien Jr. and his fellow gang members. Zapien mocked her with a dismissive chuckle and smirk. The judge snapped at Zapien, telling him to "stop smiling.
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August 12, 2003 | From Associated Press
After traveling nearly 350 miles and appearing on two teams' rosters, New York Yankee right-hander Jose Contreras gave up two runs and four hits, walked three and struck out five for Class-A Tampa in his first rehabilitation start. Contreras was scheduled to pitch for the Gulf Coast League Yankees, but after he arrived in Lakeland, Fla., the game was rained out. He traveled 130 miles to Ft. Myers, Fla.
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September 6, 2009 | Associated Press
Jose Contreras gave up one run and struck out five in 6 2/3 innings in his debut with the Colorado Rockies for a 4-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night. Seth Smith and Carlos Gonzalez each hit home runs for the Rockies, who have a one-game lead over San Francisco in the National League wild-card race. Colorado acquired Contreras from the Chicago White Sox on Monday. -- associated press
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August 25, 2009 | Associated Press
at Boston 12, Chicago 8: Jose Contreras' two-out error on a slow roller led to six runs in the third inning, and the Red Sox extended their offensive surge with a win over the White Sox. Tampa Bay 12, at Toronto 7: Carlos Pena and Ben Zobrist each homered and the Rays handed Roy Halladay his worst loss in more than two years, beating the slumping Blue Jays. Cleveland 10, at Kansas City 6: Travis Hafner and Luis Valbuena each hit three-run homers, powering the Indians past the hapless Royals.
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August 12, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Jose Contreras looked like the ace the Chicago White Sox relied on last season when they needed a big win en route to a World Series championship. Contreras pitched a three-hitter for his first major league shutout, beating the team with the best record in baseball Friday night as the White Sox roughed up rookie Justin Verlander in a 5-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers. "The shutout is not as big a deal as the victory," Contreras said through an interpreter. "It was a huge game.
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June 13, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Jose Contreras won his 15th straight decision with a nearly dominant performance Monday night, striking out a career-high 11 without a walk and pitching the Chicago White Sox to an 8-3 victory over the Texas Rangers at Arlington, Texas. "I felt that this was my best start of the year," Contreras said through an interpreter. "I had everything working, including the split, slider, changeup ... in and out, up and down, throwing strikes."
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June 23, 2004 | From Associated Press
Jose Contreras reunited with his wife and two daughters Tuesday night, one day after his family defected from Cuba and nearly 21 months after the New York Yankee pitcher escaped the island nation. Contreras traveled to Florida from Baltimore to meet his wife, Miriam, and daughters Naylan, 11, and Naylenis, 3. "My dream was to pitch for the Yankees in a World Series.
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April 11, 2007 | Kevin Baxter
Chicago White Sox pitcher Jose Contreras pledged $200,000 to finance the smuggling operation that brought his wife and two daughters to Florida from Cuba in June 2004, one of the men involved in planning the trip said in court Tuesday.
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December 25, 2002 | From Associated Press
The New York Yankees' need to cut payroll ends at the U.S. border. For the second time in less than a week, baseball's biggest spenders broke their budget for a big international acquisition, reaching a preliminary agreement Tuesday on a four-year, $32-million contract with Cuban defector Jose Contreras. Last week, the Yankees agreed to a three-year, $21-million deal with outfielder Hideki Matsui, Japan's leading slugger.
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August 25, 2009 | Associated Press
at Boston 12, Chicago 8: Jose Contreras' two-out error on a slow roller led to six runs in the third inning, and the Red Sox extended their offensive surge with a win over the White Sox. Tampa Bay 12, at Toronto 7: Carlos Pena and Ben Zobrist each homered and the Rays handed Roy Halladay his worst loss in more than two years, beating the slumping Blue Jays. Cleveland 10, at Kansas City 6: Travis Hafner and Luis Valbuena each hit three-run homers, powering the Indians past the hapless Royals.
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April 11, 2007 | Kevin Baxter
Chicago White Sox pitcher Jose Contreras pledged $200,000 to finance the smuggling operation that brought his wife and two daughters to Florida from Cuba in June 2004, one of the men involved in planning the trip said in court Tuesday.
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August 12, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Jose Contreras looked like the ace the Chicago White Sox relied on last season when they needed a big win en route to a World Series championship. Contreras pitched a three-hitter for his first major league shutout, beating the team with the best record in baseball Friday night as the White Sox roughed up rookie Justin Verlander in a 5-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers. "The shutout is not as big a deal as the victory," Contreras said through an interpreter. "It was a huge game.
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June 13, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Jose Contreras won his 15th straight decision with a nearly dominant performance Monday night, striking out a career-high 11 without a walk and pitching the Chicago White Sox to an 8-3 victory over the Texas Rangers at Arlington, Texas. "I felt that this was my best start of the year," Contreras said through an interpreter. "I had everything working, including the split, slider, changeup ... in and out, up and down, throwing strikes."
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May 5, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Jose Contreras won his 13th consecutive decision dating to last season and Jim Thome hit a three-run homer in the first inning to lead the Chicago White Sox past the Seattle Mariners, 4-1, Thursday at Chicago. "Jose is on a roll right now," White Sox Manager Ozzie Guillen said. "He challenged people with his fastball. When Jose throws strikes, he is what he is." He is the American League's first five-game winner. He has a 1.41 earned-run average.
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June 28, 2004 | From Associated Press
The hugs and kisses said it all for Jose Contreras. With his family looking on, he became the dominating pitcher the New York Yankees expected all along. Making his first start since his wife and children defected from Cuba last week, Contreras struck out a career-high 10 in six shutout innings, beating the New York Mets, 8-1, Sunday at Yankee Stadium in the opener of a doubleheader sweep. In the second game, Mike Mussina (9-4) improved to 8-0 in his last 11 starts with an 11-6 win.
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May 31, 2003 | From Associated Press
Jose Contreras made the New York Yankee rotation a little more crowded. Contreras made an impressive pitch to remain a starter, giving up two hits in seven innings in his first career start as the visiting Yankees beat Detroit, 6-0, Friday night behind two homers by Jason Giambi. "Of course I'd like to, but it's not my decision," Contreras said about staying in the rotation. "I'm going to keep preparing for whatever role I'm needed."
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June 28, 2004 | From Associated Press
The hugs and kisses said it all for Jose Contreras. With his family looking on, he became the dominating pitcher the New York Yankees expected all along. Making his first start since his wife and children defected from Cuba last week, Contreras struck out a career-high 10 in six shutout innings, beating the New York Mets, 8-1, Sunday at Yankee Stadium in the opener of a doubleheader sweep. In the second game, Mike Mussina (9-4) improved to 8-0 in his last 11 starts with an 11-6 win.
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June 23, 2004 | From Associated Press
Jose Contreras reunited with his wife and two daughters Tuesday night, one day after his family defected from Cuba and nearly 21 months after the New York Yankee pitcher escaped the island nation. Contreras traveled to Florida from Baltimore to meet his wife, Miriam, and daughters Naylan, 11, and Naylenis, 3. "My dream was to pitch for the Yankees in a World Series.
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August 12, 2003 | From Associated Press
After traveling nearly 350 miles and appearing on two teams' rosters, New York Yankee right-hander Jose Contreras gave up two runs and four hits, walked three and struck out five for Class-A Tampa in his first rehabilitation start. Contreras was scheduled to pitch for the Gulf Coast League Yankees, but after he arrived in Lakeland, Fla., the game was rained out. He traveled 130 miles to Ft. Myers, Fla.
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