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Cardinals' Willson Contreras: Lands on injured list
The Cardinals placed Contreras on the 10-day injured list Thursday with tendinitis in his left wrist, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
Contreras' move to the injured list will officially put an end to his season, opening the door for Andrew Knizner and Ivan Herrera to log a few extra starts before the end of the year. Contreras will finish the season with a .264/.358/.467 slash line alongside 20 homers and 67 RBI across 495 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Willson Contreras: Sent for MRI on wrist
Contreras, who is out of the lineup Thursday against the Brewers, has been sent for an MRI on his injured left wrist, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
Contreras has been bothered by wrist discomfort for a while and felt "acute pain on a swing" during Wednesday's loss to the Brewers, per Jones. This could all potentially lead to an early shutdown for the 31-year-old catcher, who has put up an impressive .309/.402/.557 batting line with 10 homers and 31 RBI in 46 games since the All-Star break. Andrew Knizner and Ivan Herrera are the fill-in options behind the plate for St. Louis.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Willson Contreras: Sitting out Thursday
Contreras (wrist) is not in the lineup for Thursday's game versus the Brewers.
Contreras had to be lifted from Wednesday's loss to Milwaukee with left wrist soreness, so it's no surprise he's sitting out Thursday's afternoon tilt. He's considered day-to-day for the time being. Andrew Knizner will do the catching for Miles Mikolas on Thursday.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Willson Contreras: Exits with wrist injury
Contreras was removed from Wednesday's game against the Brewers due to left wrist discomfort.
Contreras' wrist had been bothering him heading into Wednesday's game and ultimately caused him to make an early exit in the sixth inning. It wouldn't be surprising if the Cardinals held Contreras out for a day or two so he can properly recover.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Willson Contreras: Takes seat Tuesday
Contreras is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Brewers.
Contreras contributed the difference-making solo home run in the Cardinals' 1-0 defeat of the Brewers on Monday, but he'll take a seat Tuesday as Andrew Knizner starts behind the plate and bats eighth. Paul Goldschmidt is filling the DH role with Alec Burleson handling first base.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Willson Contreras: Homers for only run in win
Contreras went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Monday's 1-0 win over the Brewers.
Contreras has gone 13-for-28 (.464) with four homers and 12 RBI during his active eight-game hitting streak. The catcher's fourth-inning blast Monday accounted for the lone run in the contest, and it was the Cardinals' only extra-base hit. Contreras has reached the 20-homer mark for the fifth time in his eight-year career, and he's added 67 RBI, 55 runs scored, six stolen bases and a .265/.358/.469 slash line over 124 contests.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Willson Contreras: Out of Sunday's lineup
Contreras is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Phillies.
Contreras started the past two contests after dealing with a bruised hand, and he'll take a seat Sunday after going 3-for-7 with a double and three walks in the first two games of the series. Andrew Knizner will work behind the plate and bat eighth.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Willson Contreras: Back in lineup Friday
Contreras (hand) is at catcher and batting fifth Friday versus the Phillies in his return to the lineup, Katie Woo of The Athletic reports.
Contreras exited Tuesday's game and didn't play Wednesday because of a bruised right hand, but he's back in there following Thursday's off day. The 31-year-old carries a .940 second-half OPS into play Friday.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Willson Contreras: Out with bruised hand
Contreras (hand) is not in the lineup Wednesday at Baltimore.
Contreras made an early exit from Tuesday's win over the Orioles because of a right hand contusion and is presumably day-to-day. Andrew Knizner will start at catcher and bat seventh for the Cardinals in Wednesday's series finale at Camden Yards.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Willson Contreras: Suffers bruised hand
Contreras was removed from Tuesday's game against Baltimore with a right hand contusion, Lynn Worthy of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
It's unclear how serious the injury that caused Contreras' removal is, but he was replaced by Andrew Knizner after the fifth inning. Contreras should be considered day-to-day going forward.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Willson Contreras: Three hits, two RBI in loss
Contreras went 3-for-4 with two RBI in Monday's 11-5 loss to the Orioles.
Contreras has multiple hits in five of his last nine games, going 13-for-35 (.371) with six home runs and 15 RBI in that span. It's a strong push for the catcher, who has struggled to adjust in his first year with the Cardinals. He's at a .261/.353/.461 slash line with 19 homers, 66 RBI, 53 runs scored, six stolen bases and 26 doubles over 120 contests, and he appears set to close out the season strong.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Willson Contreras: Propels offense Saturday
Contreras went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in Saturday's 4-3 win over Cincinnati.
Contreras came up with a couple big hits early for the Cardinals, plating a run with a first-inning single and adding a two-run homer in the third. It was the third straight contest with a long ball for the veteran catcher, and he's knocked in exactly three runs in each of those contests. With 19 homers on the year, Contreras needs one more the rest of the way to record his fourth straight full season (excluding the shortened 2020 campaign) with at least 20 long balls.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Willson Contreras: Takes seat Sunday
Contreras is out of the lineup for Sunday's game at Cincinnati.
Contreras started the first two games of the series against the Reds and will receive a day off after going 3-for-8 with two homers and six RBI. Andrew Knizner will step in behind the plate to catch for Miles Mikolas.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Willson Contreras: Crushes 18th homer
Contreras went 1-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored in Friday's win over the Reds.
Contreras opened the scoring in the first inning with a mammoth 113.6-mph, 440-foot blast off Andrew Abbott. It was his ninth career home run at Great American Ball Park, his favorite park to hit homers in behind Wrigley Field (66) and Busch Stadium (12). Contreras may finally be settling into his new home in St. Louis as he has hit .268 with seven home runs, 13 runs and 18 RBI over 93 at-bats since Aug. 1.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Willson Contreras: Gets breather Thursday
Contreras is not in the lineup for Thursday's game in Atlanta.
Andrew Knizner will start at catcher and bat eighth as the Cardinals aim to pull off a surprising three-game sweep of the runaway NL East leaders. Contreras went 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBI in Wednesday night's 11-6 victory.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Willson Contreras: Slugs 17th homer
Contreras went 2-for-4 with a home run, a walk and three total RBI in an 11-6 win against Atlanta on Wednesday.
Contreras recorded an RBI in each of the first and third innings before slugging a solo homer in the seventh. The long ball was his fourth over his past six contests, a stretch during which he's gone 7-for-23 with seven runs and seven RBI. Contreras needs three more long balls this season to reach 20 for the fifth time in his career.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Willson Contreras: Gets day off
Contreras is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Pirates, John Denton of MLB.com reports.
Contreras will get a well-deserved day off after catching both of the past two days and starting behind the plate or at designated hitter in each of the Cardinals' last 15 games. Andrew Knizner will handle the catching duties in Sunday's series finale.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Willson Contreras: Homers in loss
Contreras went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 4-2 extra-inning loss to the Pirates.
Contreras recorded a single in the bottom of the second inning before taking Mitch Keller deep for a game-tying solo homer in the bottom of the sixth. The long ball was his 16th of the season and third over the last three games. Contreras has produced a .280 batting average with five homers, 15 RBI, 11 runs scored and a stolen base in 24 games since the beginning of August.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Willson Contreras: Powers up in win
Contreras went 2-for-4 with two home runs, three total RBI and a third run scored in Tuesday's 6-5 victory over the Padres.
Contreras cut the Cardinals' deficit to 4-3 with a solo blast off Seth Lugo in the sixth inning before tying the game in the eighth with a two-run shot off Robert Suarez. The 31-year-old Contreras had gone 13 games without a home run prior to Tuesday's contest, batting just .186 (8-for-43) in that span. Overall, he's slashing .253/.348/.436 with 15 home runs, 54 RBI, 46 runs scored and six stolen bases through 442 at-bats this season.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Willson Contreras: Ejected for arguing
Contreras was ejected from Tuesday's game against the Pirates after arguing about the strike zone, Justice delos Santos of MLB.com reports.
Contreras struck out swinging to end the top of the seventh inning with the bases loaded, though he appeared to be upset about a call earlier in the at-bat. Andrew Knizner took over behind the dish in his place.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-1, 225 lbs|
|Birthplace: Edo Carabobo, Venezuela|
|Bats/Throws: R, R|