Willson Contreras Is Out of the Lineup With a Sore Right Foot

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Willson Contreras Is Out of the Lineup With a Sore Right Foot

Chicago Cubs

When the lineup came out earlier today, I wasn’t particularly surprised to see Victor Caratini grabbing his second start in three games. After all, the first start was a Yu Darvish outing (Caratini catches more of those than Willson Contreras) and it came after the All-Star break, which Contreras played through as the NL starter.

Given how good Caratini has been and how much the added rest has clearly helped Willson Contreras, it just seemed like a fine move – and that’s without considering Trevor Williams favorable splits for left-handed hitters.

But, as it turns out, it wasn’t all strategy and rest:

There’s not much info out there right now, but the early word is that the injury/pain is minor, so let’s hope it doesn’t progress beyond that. Given how singularly important Contreras is to this team and how the matchups worked today anyway, I’m really hoping this is just one of those abundance of caution situations.

It’s a good thing the Cubs have a very capable backup, with plenty of upside of his own.

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Author: Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami is the butler to a wealthy werewolf off the coast of Wales and a writer at Bleacher Nation. You can find him on Twitter at @Michael_Cerami