Willson Contreras's Hamstring Recovery Proceeding Well

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Willson Contreras’s Hamstring Recovery Proceeding Well

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The Cubs aren’t necessarily super close to getting their starting catcher back, but Willson Contreras’s progress in rehabbing his hamstring injury appears to be going according to plan.

We’ve seen him doing work out in the field, and heard from the front office that he’s pain-free and now building strength. The next step is getting back into baseball activities, which could be coming soon:

If Contreras is able to put in baseball work in New York (the Cubs are there for just three days), then it’s conceivable he could head out on a minor league rehab stint thereafter – maybe some time before the AAA season ends on September 2? Of course, the Iowa Cubs will be in the playoffs immediately after that, so there could be a little more leeway for Contreras to get his rehab in at the AAA level if that’s where the Cubs prefer to work him. Sorry other PCL playoff teams …

If Contreras is not ready for game action until deeper into September, however, then the Cubs will have to do some simulating for him.

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Author: Brett Taylor

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