Jose Mijares RP CIN 3 weeks ago

Mijares was suspended 50 games for using a drug of abuse, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Mijares is currently a free agent after being released by the Reds last week and has not appeared in a major league game since 2013. The suspension will likely hinder the 30-year-old's ability to land a spot on a big league roster somewhere but he should be able to find a spot in some facility as a minor leaguer.

Jose Mijares RP CIN 4 weeks ago

Mijares was released from the Reds on Monday.

Mijares signed a minor league contract with the club in December, but was viewed as a long shot to crack the big league roster from the beginning. The lefty last appeared in the majors in 2013, posting a 4.22 ERA in 60 outings and will likely begin the season in the minors wherever he signs next.

Jose Mijares RP CIN 4 months ago

Mijares signed a minor league contract with the Reds on Friday that includes an invite to spring training, according to his agent Felix Olivo.

Mijares received a big-league invite to spring training from the Red Sox last year, but he fell out of the running for a bullpen spot with several poor showings during Grapefruit League play and opted out of his deal. He did not end up returning to active competition over the remainder of the year, but Mijares will get an opportunity to compete for a specialist role with Cincinnati in the spring. Considering he's held opposing lefties to a .225/.288/.335 batting line in his career, it's certainly possible he could earn a job.

Jose Mijares RP CIN 1 year ago

Jose Mijares has opted out of his minor league contract with the Red Sox and is now a free agent, reports FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal.

The 29-year-old southpaw looked to be a nice buy-low add by Boston over the winter even coming off a disappointing 2013 campaign in which he appeared in 60 games for the Giants and collected a 4.22 ERA, 1.78 WHIP and 54/20 K/BB ratio over 49 innings. The left-handed specialist entered last season with a 3.00 ERA over 264 career appearances and will soon procure another minor league deal, this time with a team that isn't so stacked with bullpen options.

Jose Mijares RP CIN 1 year ago

Red Sox sign LHP Jose Mijares to a minor league contract.

The 29-year-old southpaw appeared in 60 games for the Giants in 2013, compiling a 4.22 ERA, 1.78 WHIP and 54/20 K/BB ratio over 49 innings. He'll receive an invitation to major league spring training where he'll compete for a role in the Red Sox bullpen.

Jose Mijares RP CIN 1 year ago

Giants sent LHP Jose Mijares outright to Triple-A Fresno.

Mijares elected free agency and is now eligible to sign elsewhere. The Giants needed to open space on the 40-man roster to accommodate Javier Lopez, who re-signed for three more years on Tuesday. Mijares struggled mightily in 2013, posting a 4.22 ERA and 1.78 WHIP over 49 innings. The left-handed specialist, however, entered last season with a 3.00 ERA over 264 career appearances.

Jose Mijares RP CIN 2 years ago

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Friday that he will ease off his use of left-handed specialist Jose Mijares down the stretch as he's been somewhat overused this season.

Bochy said that Mike Kickham will get looks in situations that he would normally utilize Mijares. The 28-year-old Mijares has appeared in 58 games for the Giants, posting a 4.13 ERA, 1.79 WHIP and 52/20 K/BB ratio over 48 innings.

Jose Mijares RP CIN 2 years ago

Giants activated LHP Jose Mijares from the restricted list.

Mijares missed a week following the death of his grandmother back in Venezuela. He will be available on Tuesday.

Jose Mijares RP CIN 2 years ago

Giants placed LHP Jose Mijares on the restricted list.

Mijares will be activated on Tuesday, but since he's spent the allotted seven days on the bereavement list, the Giants had to move him to the restricted list for a day. The reliever has been in Venezuela following the passing of his grandmother.

Jose Mijares RP CIN 2 years ago

Giants placed LHP Jose Mijares on the bereavement list.

Mijares has flown back to his native Venezuela to be with his ill grandmother. He can be on the bereavement list for 3-7 days. Sandy Rosario has been recalled in a corresponding move.