Latest Willson Contreras News

Thompson, Velázquez, Morel power Cubs past Nationals 6-3

Aug. 09, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Keegan Thompson pitched six effective innings, rookies Nelson Velázquez and Christopher Morel homered in the third inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Washington Nationals 6-3 Monday night. Thompson (9-5) didn’t walk a batter for the second time in three starts...

Smyly finally wins at home as Cubs beat Marlins 4-0

Aug. 06, 2022 18:35 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Drew Smyly tossed shutout ball into the seventh inning for his first win at Wrigley Field for the Cubs, leading Chicago past the Miami Marlins 4-0 on Saturday. P.J. Higgins homered and singled, and Nico Hoerner added three hits and an RBI to help the Cubs defeat...

Contreras hits 2-run HR in 8th as Cubs beat Marlins 2-1

Aug. 05, 2022 19:45 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Willson Contreras pounded his chest and pointed toward the roaring crowd. It was quite a return to Wrigley Field for a player many thought would be gone by now. Contreras hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning in his first home game since the trade deadline, Justin...

Mets get Ruf from Giants, Givens from Cubs before deadline

Aug. 03, 2022 00:29 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Determined to keep their top minor league prospects, the New York Mets made incremental upgrades to the lineup and bullpen at the trade deadline. Without a big splash, they hope that's enough to sink Atlanta in the NL East. The first-place Mets...

Contreras, Happ stay with Cubs after deadline passes

Aug. 02, 2022 22:03 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Willson Contreras' goodbye turned out to be a bit premature. The Chicago Cubs are keeping their catcher — along with Ian Happ — at least for now after Tuesday's trade deadline passed with no deal for the three-time All-Star. “I do understand the...

LEADING OFF: Trade deadline, Soto sweepstakes, deGrom return

Aug. 02, 2022 05:15 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ DEADLINE DAY The Juan Soto sweepstakes come down to the wire, with baseball's 6 p.m. EDT trade deadline fast approaching. Soto is the biggest name on the block, with Washington...

Willson Contreras gets hugs after likely last game with Cubs

Aug. 01, 2022 01:01 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Willson Contreras received hugs and handshakes from teammates after striking out in the ninth inning Sunday night in what was likely his last game with the Chicago Cubs. The three-time All-Star catcher is set to become a free agent at the end of the season and...

Profar homers to help Manaea, Padres beat Twins 3-2

Jul. 31, 2022 20:17 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jurickson Profar wasn't biting. Shortly after helping San Diego beat the AL Central-leading Minnesota Twins 3-2, the Padres' leadoff hitter was peppered with questions about Tuesday's trade deadline. The Padres are reportedly among the handful of...

Trade deadline preview: Juan Soto sweepstakes down to wire

Jul. 31, 2022 19:47 PM EDT

When Juan Soto turned down a $440 million, 15-year deal to stay with the Washington Nationals, it ensured Tuesday's 6 p.m. EDT trade deadline would have a little juice. That wasn’t a certainty when Major League Baseball and the players’ union agreed to an expanded postseason...

González, Bart hit back-to-back HRs, Giants outlast Cubs 5-4

Jul. 31, 2022 01:32 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Luis González and Joey Bart homered on consecutive pitches in the fourth inning and the San Francisco Giants withstood a late rally to beat the Chicago Cubs 5-4 on Saturday night. Austin Slater doubled home Darin Ruf in the bottom of the third to start the...