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Cubs say Contreras out 4-6 weeks
Saturday Aug 12, 2017 12:00am

(CHICAGO) – Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras will be out about a month after pulling his hamstring in a game Wednesday, according to the team. The Cubs called the injury a "moderate' strain," which is typically a four-to-six-week injury. The Cubs will re-evaluate Contreras in about two weeks, once he is deemed pain free. On Friday, Contreras said he felt bad he couldn't be out there to support the team. The news of the strain correlates with what Contreras was telling teammates and others after the injury, believing he escaped the worst. Contreras, 25, pulled up lame a few feet from first base after hitting a grounder to third base in the eighth inning of the Cubs' 3-1 loss to the San Francisco Giants. He was on the ground for a few minutes before being helped off the field. Contreras was one of the hottest Cubs before he went down. He has 21 home runs and 70 RBIs this season. The Cubs called up rookie Victor Caratini from Triple-A Iowa to take Contreras' place on the roster, and recently acquired veteran Alex Avila will take over regular catching duties.

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