Nick Castellanos and Ian Happ have provided a much-needed jolt to the Cubs’ offensive lineup.
Tag: Victor Caratini
News broke on Monday that the Chicago Cubs called Duane Underwood up to the MLB roster from Triple-A Iowa. Also, Willson Contreras was placed on the IL with a strained hamstring over the weekend. Today, it was confirmed that Contreras will miss four weeks with the injury.
After exiting yesterday’s game early, Willson Contreras is headed to the injured list.
Victor Caratini has been one of the best bats in the lineup this year and trading him would leave the Cubs with even more depth issues.
Contreras’ bat needs to be in the lineup as much as possible, and resting him constantly as a catcher prevents that from happening.
After watching the regression of Willson Contreras from over-utilization last season, the Cubs pulled the trigger late Monday night and acquired veteran catcher Martin Maldonado from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for LHP Mike Montgomery.
A should-be catch, that right fielder Wilson Contreras (yes, you read that correctly) was inches away from making a play on, arguably costs the Cubs a win in this one.