Contreras is not in the lineup Sunday against the Reds. Contreras drove in the Cubs' only run Saturday night, but he'll get a day off for the second time in the series. Victor Caratini will fill in for him at catcher for the series finale.
Contreras went 2-for-3 with an RBI in Saturday's 1-0 win over the Reds. Contreras had half of his team's hits, and his second knock of the day was huge, as he drove in Javier Baez in the bottom of the sixth inning for the only run off the game. It was a bright spot in what's been a down season for the 26-year-old catcher, as he's now tallied nine home runs and 51 RBI in 127 games after posting 21 home runs and 74 RBI in 117 games a year ago.
Contreras isn't in the starting lineup for Friday's game against Cincinnati. Contreras will take a seat for the second straight day, with Victor Caratini slated to take over behind the dish and bat sixth. Contreras has gone 2-for-10 with a double and an RBI over his previous five games.
Contreras is out of the lineup for Thursday's contest against Washington. Contreras will receive a standard day off after going 0-for-3 with two strikeouts and a walk during Wednesday's loss to the Brewers. He's been mired in a slump as of late, going just 3-for-25 dating back to Aug. 31. In his absence, Victor Caratini will catch Mike Montgomery and bat fifth.
Contreras is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Brewers. Contreras will give way to Victor Caratini behind the dish after starting Monday's series opener and going 1-for-3 with a walk, a double and a run scored. The backstop is off to a slow start to September, hitting just .150/.261/.200 across eight games.