Jose Mijares RP CIN 7 Days

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 9 Months

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 11 Months

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 Sep 07 '79

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 Jun 18 '79

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 Feb 15 '79

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 Feb 15 '79

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 Feb 07 '79

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.

Jose Mijares RP CIN Dec 28 '78

Jose Mijares (elbow) will face live hitters on a back field on Wednesday, as he progresses in his recovery from a left posterior elbow impingement.

Mijares has been able to throw bullpen sessions already, and this should be the final hurdle before he is cleared to return to game action. Assuming no setbacks, he should be counted on as a part of the Giants' Opening Day bullpen.

Jose Mijares RP CIN Dec 20 '78

Jose Mijares (elbow) felt fine throwing off flat ground Monday.

It's not clear when he'll be ready for mound work, but Mijares is progressing the right direction. He's recovering from a left posterior elbow impingement, leaving his status for Opening Day up in the air.