During the summer of 2010, Efrain slashed just .203/.253/.215 in 24 games for Dayton and .199/.270/.316 in 62 games for Lynchburg to complete his career with the Reds.
During the 2014-2015 Colombian League season, Contreras was playing for Tigres de Cartagena, going 8 for 19.
Colombia’s national team won their first Pan-American Games in baseball in 32 years thanks to his heroics at the 2015 South American Championship, where he homered twice in a 6-4 victory over Brazil in the Gold Medal game and was named MVP.
As a backup to Steve Brown and Tito Polo in the Pan American Games in 2015, he went 2 for 12 with a walk, a run, and five strikes.
His .238/.292/.381 batting line in the round robin (although with five runs in five games) guided Colombia to earn a bronze medal at the 2016 South American Championship.
He then stepped it up in the playoffs. As Colombia tied the game in the bottom of the ninth, he went 2 for 5 with three RBIs and a ninth-inning homer against Federico Tanco.
His performance in the Bronze Medal game against Peru was 2 for 4 with a run, an RBI, and a double.
Colombia’s inaugural World Baseball Classic in 2017 saw him participate in all three games of the tournament, but he only had one at-bat. The Dominican Republic’s Enny Romero was his opponent, and he was unsuccessful.
Only one out of fifteen at the 2017 Bolivarian Games, Contreras managed five walks in five games to tie for second place, one behind Sneider Batista in this event’s finals.
In the fourth inning of Colombia’s Gold Medal game versus defending champion Panama, Batista drove him in with the go-ahead run after he had walked against Andy Otero.
How Tall Is Efraín Contreras?
Efraín Contreras stands at a height of 1.85 m.