Contreras went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Thursday's loss to the Reds.
Contreras popped his 17th home run of the season in the fifth inning against Cincinnati starter Luis Castillo with a runner on. The Chicago catcher should remain a key part of the team's lineup, unless he's moved before Friday's deadline, as the Cubs already traded Anthony Rizzo Thursday and could continue to move on from some of their core players.
Contreras isn't starting Wednesday against Cincinnati.
Contreras drew starts in each of the last four games, but he'll get a chance to regroup after he went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts Tuesday. Robinson Chirinos will start behind the dish and bat seventh.
Contreras went 1-for-3 with a solo home run Saturday against the Diamondbacks.
Contreras delivered a leadoff home run in the fourth inning, his 15th long ball of the campaign. He was also ejected from the game arguing a call against Jason Heyward, though it was in the bottom of the ninth inning, so it did not cost him any plate appearances. Contreras has been on a modest power surge of late, delivering two home runs and two doubles across his last six starts. For the season, he is hitting.239/.350/.433 across 346 plate appearances.
Contreras is not in the lineup Friday against the Diamondbacks.
Contreras started the past four contests and will take a seat after going 3-for-15 with two doubles and a walk during that stretch. Robinson Chirinos will work behind the plate in his absence.
Contreras is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks.
A 3-for-4 effort with a home run and two RBI on Saturday raised Contreras' average to .306 since the start of July. He's also drawn seven walks in that 10-game span. Robinson Chirinos will catch and bat eighth Sunday.
Contreras went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run and an additional run scored in Saturday's 4-2 win over Arizona.
Contreras scored the Cubs' first run of the game when he scored on a sixth-inning double by Javier Baez. In the ninth, Contreras put the Cubs ahead for the first time with his two-run blast, and that stood up for a win. The catcher has hit safely in eight of his 10 games in July, going 11-for-36 (.306) in that span. He's slashing .241/.350/.431 with 14 homers, 33 RBI, 38 runs scored and three stolen bases through 322 plate appearances overall. His homer Saturday was his first since June 24.
Contreras is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.
The 29-year-old has gone 1-for-4 in four consecutive games en route to a .286 average with one RBI in 29 at-bats this month. Robinson Chirinos will catch and bat eighth in Sunday's series finale.
Contreras isn't starting Thursday's game against the Phillies.
Contreras had started in each of the last eight contests, and he reached base safely in each of those appearances. During that time, he went 8-for-26 with two doubles, a run, an RBI and 10 walks. Robinson Chirinos will start behind the plate and bat fifth.
Contreras isn't starting Monday's game against the Brewers.
Contreras will get a day off after he went 0-for-10 with seven strikeouts across the last three games. Jose Lobaton will start at catcher and bat eighth.
Contreras took a fastball off his left hand in Friday's game against the Dodgers but was able to finish out the contest and seems to have avoided a serious injury, Gordon Wittenmyer of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Contreras was struck by a 98-mph pitch from Los Angeles reliever Joe Kelly in the sixth inning but was not lifted for a pinch runner. The Chicago catcher had one more at-bat, striking out in the eighth inning. Manager David Ross said it was a "good sign" that Contreras "got through the game and was still able to compete at a high level," but the team will know more after checking him out on Saturday. It's possible that Contreras gets a day off to let his bruise heal, but at this point it does not appear he is facing an extended absence.
Contreras went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in a 4-0 victory over the Dodgers on Thursday.
Contreras provided some insurance with his sixth-inning home run to left off Walker Buehler, though Chicago wouldn't need it as the staff threw a combined no-hitter. It was his second straight game with a home run as Contreras has put together a nice three-game stretch, going 5-for-11 with two doubles and two long balls.
Contreras went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Tuesday's win over Cleveland.
Contreras gave the Cubs a 5-0 lead with an RBI single in the sixth inning, then hit his 12th home run of the season in the eighth to make it 6-1. The catcher is having another solid campaign with a .766 OPS and the dozen long balls, which is good for third on the team, though his .237 batting average would be a new career low.
Contreras isn't starting Saturday's game against the Marlins.
Contreras has gone 0-for-7 with a walk and two strikeouts across his last three appearances, and he'll retreat to the bench for the second time in the last four games. Jose Lobaton will start at catcher and bat eighth.
Contreras is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Mets.
Contreras started the previous five games and will receive the day off Wednesday in New York. Jose Lobaton will work behind the plate in his place for the Cubs.
Contreras went 1-for-3 with a walk, a solo home run and a second run scored in Friday's win over the Cardinals.
Contreras hit his 11th home run of the season in the eighth inning, giving the Cubs their final run of the day in the 8-5 victory. The catcher is third on the team in long balls, trailing Javier Baez (14 home runs) and Kris Bryant (13). Contreras is one of the best-hitting backstops in the game and should remain a strong fantasy asset.
Contreras isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Padres.
Contreras went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's win over San Diego, but he'll get a breather in Wednesday's series finale. P.J. Higgins will start behind the dish and bat eighth.
Contreras went 1-for-4 with a solo home run as Chicago beat San Diego, 7-1 on Tuesday.
Contreras opened the scoring with a 419-foot bomb to left off starter Dinelson Lamet but failed to make any other offensive impact. The home run ended an 0-for-11 skid for the backstop as a starter and he's now slashing a quality .245/.341/.435 in 55 games.
Contreras is not in the starting lineup Sunday against the Giants.
Contreras will rest up Sunday after starting the first three games of the series in San Francisco. P.J. Higgins will get the start behind the plate, though Contreras could be an option to pinch hit later in the contest.
Contreras isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Padres.
Contreras went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run, a double and a strikeout in Tuesday's win over San Diego. P.J. Higgins will start at catcher and bat eighth.
Contreras went 2-for-4 with a double and a two-run home run in Tuesday's win over the Padres.
Contreras led off in this one and provided a much-needed offensive boost in the 4-3 win. The veteran catcher now has nine home runs and 24 RBI through 49 games, and he should continue to be a reliable fantasy backstop the rest of the way.
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