Contreras is out of the lineup for the first game of Monday's doubleheader with the Mets.
Kevan Smith will get the nod behind the dish in Game 1, catching for lefty Kyle Muller in his first big-league start. Expect Contreras to handle catching duties in the nightcap, when right-hander Ian Anderson will be on the mound.
Contreras isn't in the lineup for Game 2 of Sunday's doubleheader against the Cardinals.
Contreras was behind the dish during the first game in the twin bill, and he went 0-for-2 with a walk and a strikeout. Kevan Smith will start at catcher and bat eighth in the nightcap.
Contreras went 2-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run in Friday's 9-1 win over the Cardinals.
His blast to lead off the second inning against Carlos Martinez put Atlanta ahead 2-1, and the team never looked back. Contreras has been hit-or-miss lately, recording three multi-hit performances in his last seven starts but going just 1-for-16 in the other four. The rookie is batting .243 on the year with seven homers and 21 RBI through 34 contests.
Contreras isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Red Sox.
Contreras will take a seat for the second time in the last three games after he went 0-for-4 with a run and a strikeout Tuesday. Kevan Smith will start at catcher and bat seventh.
Contreras is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Marlins.
Contreras will rest for the day game after a night game, allowing Kevan Smith to get a turn behind the plate. The rookie backstop is slashing .240/.313/.460 with six home runs, 20 RBI and 14 runs in 31 games since joining Atlanta in early May.
Contreras is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Phillies.
Contreras went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI while catching the entirety of Wednesday's 2-1 loss, so he'll just be getting a breather as Atlanta and Philadelphia conclude their series with a day game after a night game. Kevan Smith will work in a battery with starting pitcher Ian Anderson on Thursday.
Contreras went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI in Wednesday's loss against the Phillies.
Contreras has now posted back-to-back three-hit performances. While he's been inconsistent at the plate over the last few weeks, it's worth noting he's hit safely in four of his last five contests. The rookie backstop has six homers while posting a .845 OPS across 103 plate appearances.
Contreras went 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and an additional run Tuesday in Atlanta's 9-5 win over the Phillies.
Contreras' fourth-inning solo shot -- his sixth of the season -- helped restore Atlanta's two-run lead, but it was his third hit of the night that proved most consequential. His base knock with one out in the top of the eighth scored Dansby Swanson, breaking a 5-5 tie. The three hits were a new career high for the rookie, who had batted just .178 with a 39.2 percent strikeout rate over his previous 15 games.
Contreras isn't starting Saturday's game against the Dodgers.
Contreras drew starts in each of the last two games and went 2-for-8 with four strikeouts. Kevan Smith will start behind the dish and bat eighth.
Contreras is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Nationals.
Contreras gets a breather after catching each of Atlanta's last seven games, during which he went 4-for-24 with a home run. Kevan Smith will get the nod behind the plate, forming a battery with Drew Smyly.
Contreras went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI in Wednesday's 9-5 loss to the Red Sox.
His ninth-inning solo shot off Matt Andriese was too little, too late for Atlanta. Contreras continues to hold his own since being forced into the starting job by a thumb injury to Travis d'Arnaud, slashing .237/.343/.542 over 19 games with five homers and 15 RBI.
Contreras will sit Friday against the Pirates.
Contreras should remain Atlanta's starting catcher for most of the season while Travis d'Arnaud recovers from thumb surgery. He's done an impressive job through his first 15 games, hitting .255/.364/.574 with four homers, but he'll get a rest Friday with Kevan Smith taking over in his absence.
Contreras went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Atlanta's 6-4 loss to the Pirates on Thursday.
Contreras hit a three-run home run off Wil Crowe in the second inning. It was the fourth long ball of the season and career for the catcher. The 23-year-old is slashing .255/.364/.574 in 55 plate appearances this season. He is Atlanta's primary catcher moving forward as Travis d'Arnaud (thumb) is out long term.
Contreras isn't starting Monday's game against the Mets.
Contreras had started each of the last three games and went 4-for-9 with a home run, a triple, three runs and two RBI during that time. Jeff Mathis will take over behind the dish and bat eighth.
Contreras is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Blue Jays.
With Atlanta wrapping up its homestand with a day game after a night game, Contreras will take a seat in favor of No. 2 catcher Jeff Mathis. Contreras has started each of Atlanta's last five games, going 2-for-19 with a home run and a double.
Contreras went 1-for-4 with a solo home run Wednesday against the Blue Jays.
Contreras supplied the lone offensive production for Atlanta on Wednesday when he took Hyun Jin Ryu yard in the fifth inning. It was his second home run of the season and his career. Although Contreras has managed to also chip in seven RBI and five runs scored in only 31 plate appearances, he'll likely need to decrease his 32.3 percent strikeout rate to be a consistent producer at the plate moving forward.
Contreras isn't starting Thursday's game against the Nationals.
Contreras had started each of the last three games and went 4-for-10 with a home run, three RBI, two walks and three runs during that time. Jeff Mathis will start behind the dish and bat eighth.
Contreras went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a second run scored in Wednesday's 5-3 win over the Nationals.
The 23-year-old took Erick Fedde deep in the fourth inning for his first career MLB homer. Contreras has gone 4-for-10 while starting three straight games, and he figures to continue seeing a heavy workload while Travis d'Arnaud (thumb) is on the shelf.
Contreras will start at catcher and bat eighth Sunday against the Blue Jays.
The 23-year-old will make his first start of 2021 in the series finale with Travis d'Arnaud (thumb) landing on the 60-day injured list and Alex Jackson (hamstring) being placed on the 10-day injured list. Contreras enters Sunday with only four big-league appearances under his belt, but he's now poised to split time behind the plate with Jeff Mathis, who had his contract selected from the alternate site.
Contreras will be recalled from the alternate training site Sunday, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
The 23-year-old was called up as the 27th man for last weekend's doubleheader, and he'll rejoin the major-league club Sunday with Travis d'Arnaud (thumb) heading to the injured list. Contreras and Alex Jackson will handle catching duties for Atlanta until d'Arnaud recovers from the injury.
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|06/21||@ NYM||W 1-0||3||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|06/20||vs STL||L 1-9||2||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|06/18||vs STL||W 9-1||3||1||2||1||1||1||0|
|06/17||vs STL||W 4-0||4||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|06/15||vs BOS||L 8-10||4||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|06/12||@ MIA||L 2-4||4||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|06/11||@ MIA||L 3-4||4||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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|Minor League Batting Stats|
|2018||AFA-Florida Fire Frogs||23||83||3||21||7||0||0||10||6||16||0||0||.253||.300||.337|
|2019||AFA-Florida Fire Frogs||50||190||26||50||11||0||3||22||14||44||0||0||.263||.324||.368|