The Cubs positioned catcher Willson Contreras on the injured listing Tuesday, which Cubs Insider reviews is a “precautionary” measure.
The transfer is retroactive to Sunday, and Contreras, who’s coping with a proper foot sprain, is predicted to renew baseball actions by Friday and return to the lineup after the minimal 10-day keep.
The #Cubs as we speak positioned catcher Willson Contreras on the 10-day IL (retroactive to July 14) with a proper foot pressure, added catcher Martín Maldonado to the 25-man roster and recalled RHP Alec Mills from @IowaCubs. pic.twitter.com/0T9DtzaMoa
– Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) July 16, 2019
In accordance with the report, Contreras, who hasn’t performed since July 13, instructed supervisor Joe Maddon he may have performed Monday towards the Reds, however the resolution was made to relaxation him. He is seen a specialist, who identified him with a “fairly innocuous” bruise.
It is clearly excellent news for the Cubs that Contreras will solely be out a quick interval. With 19 house runs, 55 RBIs and a slash line of .286/.382/.565, the 27-year-old catcher is on tempo for profession highs in all these classes.
The Cubs acquired veteran catcher Martin Maldonado from the Royals on Monday night time in alternate for left-handed pitcher Mike Montgomery.
Maldonado is slashing .224/.288/.359 this season.