Great news on the Willson Contreras (hamstring) front, as he is indeed ready to kick off a rehab stint this weekend – the final weekend of regular season play for the Iowa Cubs.
Willson Contreras will begin a Minor League rehab assignment with AAA Iowa on Friday. Plan is to have him catch 2-3 innings and get a couple at-bats.
— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) August 29, 2019
My guess is Contreras will be on a limited dose like that for a game or two (which might be spread over three days) before he gets in longer work. The Iowa Cubs are going to be in the playoffs, so there’s flexibility to get him more action after this weekend if needed.