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Willson Contreras | Catcher | #40

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (25) / 5/13/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 212
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / UDFA / CHC
Contract: view contract details

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Willson Contreras (forearm) is expected to be ready for Game 4 of the NLCS on Wednesday.
Contreras made an early exit from Tuesday's Game 3 loss to the Dodgers after taking a Mike Montgomery pitch off his forearm in the top of the eighth inning. Barring significant overnight swelling, the 25-year-old catcher should be near the heart of the Cubs' order on Wednesday with the season on the line. Los Angeles leads 3-0 in the best-of-seven National League Championship Series. Wed, Oct 18, 2017 08:54:00 AM

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Willson Contreras hit a solo home run in Saturday's NLDS Game 2 loss to the Nationals.

After Anthony Rendon got the scoring started with a solo shot in the first inning, Contreras answered with a dinger of his own in the top of the second. The homer was his only hit through two games of the series.
Sat, Oct 7, 2017 10:01:00 PM

Willson Contreras is not in the Cubs' lineup Sunday.

Cubs manager Joe Maddon is running out most of his regulars in the season finale, but Contreras isn't one of them. Alex Avila will do the catching.
Sun, Oct 1, 2017 11:52:00 AM

Willson Contreras (knee) went 1-for-3 in his return to the Cubs' starting lineup on Friday.

The hard-hitting backstop sat out on Wednesday after taking a couple of foul balls off of his knee during Thursday's game. The injury shouldn't impact him heading into the postseason.
Sat, Sep 30, 2017 07:59:00 AM

Willson Contreras (knee) is out of the Cubs' starting lineup Wednesday versus the Cardinals.

Contreras took two hard foul tips directly off his right knee on Tuesday night, though he was able to finish out the game. Rene Rivera is starting at catcher and batting eighth for the Cubs on Wednesday night in St. Louis.
Wed, Sep 27, 2017 02:26:00 PM

Willson Contreras is absent from the Cubs' lineup Friday.

He's just getting a breather. Alex Avila will do the catching. Addison Russell is also on the bench Friday, as Javier Baez and Ben Zobrist will be the Cubs' middle infield duo.
Fri, Sep 22, 2017 02:44:00 PM

Willson Contreras finished 1-for-4 with a double in his return from suspension Tuesday versus the Rays.

Contreras got hit with a two-game suspension, eventually reduced to one game, for inadvertently striking home plate umpire Jordan Baker with his catcher's mask during an argument last Friday afternoon at Wrigley Field. The 25-year-old backstop boasts an .871 OPS with 21 home runs and 73 RBI in 108 games this season for the defending World Series champions.
Wed, Sep 20, 2017 09:03:00 AM

Willson Contreras' suspension has been reduced from two games to one.

He'll serve the suspension Sunday. Contreras received the ban after the facemask that he slammed down bounced up and hit home plate umpire Jordan Baker. Alex Avila is catching Sunday.
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 11:42:00 AM

Willson Contreras is absent from the Cubs' lineup Sunday.

He's getting a breather as the Cubs ease him back into things following his return from the disabled list. Alex Avila will catch. Javy Baez is also sitting out Sunday, as the Cubs have Addison Russell at shortstop and Ben Zobrist at second base.
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 10:36:00 AM

Willson Contreras has been handed a two-game suspension for his actions during Friday's game against the Cardinals.

Contreras was ejected from Friday's game for arguing with home plate umpire Jordan Baker and at one point slammed his catcher's mask down on the ground and it inadvertently hit Baker. He'll continue to play while he appeals his suspension.
Sat, Sep 16, 2017 01:37:00 PM

Willson Contreras was ejected from Friday's game versus the Cardinals following an argument with home plate umpire Jordan Baker.

Baker missed what should have been a called strike three on Carlos Martinez in the top of the fifth inning. Martinez then singled in a run on the next pitch, promptly an eruption first from John Lackey and then from Contreras. The Cubs' catcher slammed down his mask, and it bounced up and hit Baker's leg, which could result in a suspension for the Contreras. He had a single in two plate appearances before being ejected.
Fri, Sep 15, 2017 03:54:00 PM

Willson Contreras is out of the Cubs' starting lineup Thursday night against the Mets.

Contreras just missed over a month of action due to a hamstring strain so the Cubs are easing him back in. Taylor Davis will start at catcher and bat eighth Thursday versus Mets right-hander Seth Lugo.
Thu, Sep 14, 2017 03:12:00 PM

Willson Contreras is catching and batting cleanup Tuesday night against the Mets.

It'll be the first start since August 9 for Contreras, who just missed over a month of action with a right hamstring strain. He struck out as a pinch-hitter in Sunday's series finale against the Brewers.
Tue, Sep 12, 2017 03:14:00 PM

Cubs activated C Willson Contreras from the 10-day disabled list.

He's not starting Sunday and the Cubs figure to be careful with Contreras' playing time initially as he returns from a strained hamstring. Still, the young catcher obviously needs to be in fantasy lineups for the upcoming week. He was red-hot before going on the DL last month.
Sun, Sep 10, 2017 11:37:00 AM

Willson Contreras (hamstring) joined up with the Cubs on Saturday evening at Wrigley Field.

It sounds like he'll be activated from the disabled list ahead of Sunday's series finale against the Brewers. Contreras, out since August 11 with a right hamstring strain, will return to an .861 OPS, 21 home runs, and 70 RBI in 102 games. He got in some tune-up at-bats with High-A Myrtle Beach, reaching base three times on Friday.
Sat, Sep 9, 2017 06:45:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Willson Contreras
2Victor Caratini
3Chris Gimenez
4Taylor Davis
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Javier Baez
2Ben Zobrist
3David Bote
SS1Addison Russell
3B1Kris Bryant
2Tommy La Stella
LF1Kyle Schwarber
CF1Albert Almora
2Ian Happ
3Peter Bourjos
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
S1Jon Lester
2Jose Quintana
3Kyle Hendricks
4Tyler Chatwood
5Jen-Ho Tseng
6Adbert Alzolay
7Oscar De La Cruz
8Drew Smyly
Relief Pitcher
R1Brandon Morrow
2Carl Edwards Jr.
3Steve Cishek
4Pedro Strop
5Justin Wilson
6Mike Montgomery
7Brian Duensing
8Justin Grimm
9Shae Simmons
10Rob Zastryzny
11Dillon Maples
12Dario Alvarez
13Cory Mazzoni
14Anthony Bass