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Cubs' Willson Contreras: On bench Saturday

Contreras isn't starting Saturday's game against the Marlins. Contreras has gone 0-for-7 with a walk and two strikeouts across his last three appearances, and he'll retreat to the bench for the second time in the last four games. Jose Lobaton will start at catcher and bat eighth.
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Willson Contreras catching Thursday for Cubs

Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras is back in the starting lineup for Thursday's series finale against right-hander Marcus Stroman and the Toronto Blue Jays. Contreras will catch Kyle Hendricks and hit fifth. Jose Lobaton should be available off the bench after starting on Wednesday. numberFire’s models project Contreras for 9.3...
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Cubs' Willson Contreras: Blasts 11th home run

Contreras went 1-for-3 with a walk, a solo home run and a second run scored in Friday's win over the Cardinals. Contreras hit his 11th home run of the season in the eighth inning, giving the Cubs their final run of the day in the 8-5 victory. The catcher is third on the team in long balls, trailing Javier Baez (14 home runs) and Kris Bryant (13). Contreras is one of the best-hitting backstops in the game and should remain a strong fantasy asset.

Willson Contreras behind Cubs' plate Friday

Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras is in the starting lineup for Friday afternoon's series opener against right-hander Johan Oviedo and the St. Louis Cardinals. Contreras will catch Kohl Stewart and hit fifth while replacing P.J. Higgins behind the plate. The Cubs placed Higgins on the injured list with a strained right forearm and purchased the contract of Jose Lobaton in a corresponding roster move.

Watch: Willson Contreras Hits Opposite Field Solo Bomb

The Cubs have momentum in this game and they do not appear to be willing to surrender it. Willson Contreras just added to the Cubs lead, which is now 8-5, with this solo bomb in the bottom of the 8th. If you were wondering who leads NL catchers in homers,...

Additional Details Emerge from Marlins’ Offseason Pursuit of Willson Contreras

This one doesn’t even fall in the trade rumors category because it’s long dead, but I felt it was worth revisiting the offseason scuttlebutt about the Marlins’ interest in Willson Contreras. SportsGrid’s Craig Mish reported back in January that there had been exploratory talks and added that none of Miami’s top 10 prospects had been discussed, which is why there was never any traction toward a deal despite what may have been mutual initial interest.

Cubs' Willson Contreras: Retreats to bench

Contreras isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Padres. Contreras went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's win over San Diego, but he'll get a breather in Wednesday's series finale. P.J. Higgins will start behind the dish and bat eighth.

Cubs' Willson Contreras getting Wednesday off

Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras is not in the starting lineup for Wednesday afternoon's series finale against right-hander Yu Darvish and the San Diego Padres. Contreras will take a breather for Wednesday's matinee after he hit his 10th home run of the season on Tuesday night. P.J. Higgins will catch Jake Arrieta and bat eighth.

Willson Contreras catching Monday for Cubs

The Chicago Cubs listed Willson Contreras as their catcher for Monday's game against the San Diego Padres. Contreras will take over at catcher and bat leadoff Monday, while P.J. Higgins returns to the bench. Contreras has a $3,100 salary on FanDuel and is projected to score 12.5 fantasy points against...

Cubs' Willson Contreras: Takes seat Sunday

Contreras is not in the starting lineup Sunday against the Giants. Contreras will rest up Sunday after starting the first three games of the series in San Francisco. P.J. Higgins will get the start behind the plate, though Contreras could be an option to pinch hit later in the contest.

Heated Exchange Between Willson Contreras, Anthony Rizzo Matter of ‘Brotherly Love’

It sucks to lose two games in a row and sometimes that frustration boils over in a public fashion. Such was the case Friday night, when Anthony Rizzo and Willson Contreras got into a heated exchange in the dugout that saw David Ross stepping between them. Rizzo seemed particularly incensed, gesticulating angrily as Ross walked him away.

Willson Contreras starting for Cubs on Thursday

Chicago Cubs catcher/outfielder Willson Contreras is in the lineup Thursday in the team's game against the San Francisco Giants. Contreras is getting the nod behind the plate while batting fifth in the order against Giants starter Anthony DeSclafani. Our models project Contreras for 1.1 hits, 0.5 runs, 0.3 home runs,...

Cubs 4, Padres 3: Willson Contreras hits a moonshot home run

Willson Contreras hit one of the latter and that brought the Cubs from behind in the middle innings of their Tuesday night game against the Padres. That homer plus continued great relief work gave the Cubs the ballgame 4-3 and the series win. (Again, I ask: “What’s so great about this Padres team?”)
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Willson Contreras unleashes incredible bat flip on monster home run (Video)

Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras hit a huge home run against the San Diego Padres on Tuesday, and flipped his bat for good measure. The Chicago Cubs-San Diego Padres series has been circulating around the battle of the shortstops between Javier Baez and Fernando Tatis Jr. The Padres were looking to get back in the win column following their loss to the Cubs on Monday. But catcher Willson Contreras had other plans.