Latest Willson Contreras News

Being an MLB catcher is grueling work. That's not slowing this year's best on offense

May. 30, 2024 10:13 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Slowed by stiff knees and bruised by foul balls and backswings, major league catchers have long been defined by what they do defensively — even if it hinders them on offense. Perhaps because of the universal designated hitter and strategic changes like one-knee squatting, that...

Contreras' injury highlights the danger of big league catchers moving closer to home plate

May. 08, 2024 19:17 PM EDT

When catcher Willson Contreras of the St. Louis Cardinals was struck on his left arm by a swing Tuesday night, it was felt by former and current backstops all over the big leagues. Everyone from Salvador Perez in Kansas City to managers like Bruce Bochy and Rob Thomson. It was...

Brandon Nimmo's 3-run HR sparks rally as Mets beat Cardinals 7-5

May. 08, 2024 01:46 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Brandon Nimmo hit a three-run homer to spark a six-run fifth inning, and the New York Mets rallied to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-5 on Tuesday night. The Cardinals not only dropped their fourth straight game, but also lost catcher Willson Contreras to a broken...

Cardinals catcher Willson Contreras breaks left forearm when hit by J.D. Martinez's bat

May. 07, 2024 23:52 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Cardinals catcher Willson Contreras broke his left forearm when he was hit by a swing during Tuesday night’s 7-5 loss to the New York Mets. Contreras told reporters he will need surgery and miss at least six weeks. “So right now I mean, I’m in...

Jimenez homers to back Crochet as White Sox beat Cardinals 5-1

May. 05, 2024 17:59 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Eloy Jimenez homered and Garrett Crochet tossed six effective innings to help the Chicago White Sox to a 5-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday. Chicago had lost 14 of its first 16 road games this season, Paul DeJong added a run-scoring double for the White...

Arenado drives in 3 and Gray pitches seven innings as the Cardinals beat the White Sox 3-0

May. 03, 2024 23:58 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Nolan Arenado drove in three runs, Sonny Gray gave up three hits in seven innings and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago White Sox 3-0 on Friday night. Gray (4-1) walked one and struck out five in his longest outing of the season as the Cardinals snapped a...

Kenta Maeda gets first win for Tigers, 4-1 over Cardinals

May. 01, 2024 16:23 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Kenta Maeda got his first win for Detroit, allowing four hits over six innings in a 4-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday as the Tigers took two of three games in the series. Matt Vierling had three RBIs for the Tigers, who are 31-16 against St. Louis...

Alec Burleson snaps power drought with a 3-run homer, leading Cardinals past Mets 4-2

Apr. 26, 2024 23:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Alec Burleson hit his first homer in almost nine months Friday night, a three-run blast that powered the St. Louis Cardinals to a 4-2 win over the New York Mets. Burleson’s second-inning round-tripper off José Buttó was his first since he homered against the...

Nootbaar, Gibson spark Cardinals to 5-1 victory over Diamondbacks

Apr. 24, 2024 17:12 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Lars Nootbaar drove in two runs and Kyle Gibson pitched six effective innings, lifting the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks in the finale of three-game series on Wednesday. It was the first win in a series finale this season for...

Pavin Smith hits grand slam and drives in 6 runs as Diamondbacks rout Cardinals 14-1

Apr. 23, 2024 23:31 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Pavin Smith hit a grand slam and drove in a career-high six runs to help the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 14-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night. Christian Walker and Kevin Newman also homered for Arizona, which leads the majors with 148 runs. ...