Contreras to IL, Cubs Acquire Replacement Catcher
The Cubs added a catcher to fill the void while Contreras is sidelined.
This trade was most likely prompted by Willson Contreras heading to the injured list with a foot injury.
Given how close the NL Central race has been all season, the Cubs don’t want to lose any ground after giving themselves a small cushion with a sweep of the Pirates over this past weekend. Maldonado has accumulated a 1.1 bWAR over the course of 73 games with the Royals so far this season.
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