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Chicago Tribune Sep 17, 2017

Joe Maddon on MLB reducing Willson Contreras' suspension

Cubs manager Joe Maddon discusses Major League Baseball reducing catcher Willson Contreras' suspension to one game on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017. (Paul Skrbina/Chicago Tribune)
CBS Chicago Sep 17, 2017
Cubs’ Willson Contreras Has Suspension Reduced To 1 Game

Cubs’ Willson Contreras Has Suspension Reduced To 1 Game

Contreras was originally suspended two games for his outburst Friday.
Chicago Tribune Sep 16, 2017

Will Willson Contreras earn a suspension?

“Willie’s Willie,” Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward said of catcher Willson Contreras’ mask-tossing episode during Friday’s fifth inning meltdown at Wrigley Field, in which Contreras and pitcher John Lackey were ejected by umpire Jordan Baker. But will Willie being Willie lead to a suspension from...
Chicago Tribune Sep 16, 2017

Cubs' Willson Contreras contrite over actions that drew 2-game suspension

Cubs manager Joe Maddon said catcher Willson Contreras plays "with his hair on fire" emotionally. That fire came back to burn Contreras and the Cubs on Saturday when Major League Baseball suspended the 25-year-old for two games and also fined him for "inappropriate actions — which included the...
MLB Sep 17, 2017

Contreras' suspension reduced to 1 game

Cubs catcher Willson Contreras didn't waste any time before apologizing to umpire Jordan Baker on Saturday. One day after Baker ejected Contreras from the game, the umpire and catcher shook hands at home plate. And the next day, Contreras' two-game suspension was reduced to one game, which he served on Sunday.
Chicago Sun-Times Sep 16, 2017
Cubs’ Contreras suspended 2 games, appeals; Lackey fined

Cubs’ Contreras suspended 2 games, appeals; Lackey fined

Contreras has appealed the suspension, so he was in the lineup for Saturday's second game of the three-game series.
MLB Sep 16, 2017

Cubs' Contreras suspended two games

Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras has received a two-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for his inappropriate actions -- which included the throwing of his mask, which contacted Umpire Jordan Baker -- in the top of the fifth inning of Friday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field.
Bleed Cubbie Blue Sep 16, 2017
Cubs news: Willson Contreras suspended, Addison Russell activated from DL

Cubs news: Willson Contreras suspended, Addison Russell activated from DL

The Cubs catcher will sit for a couple of games. Major League Baseball Saturday suspended Willson Contreras for two games for his actions during Friday's game against the Cardinals. Contreras has appealed, so for the time being he'll remain active. John Lackey was fined for his part in Friday's kerfuffle. Other news: Javier Baez has done an admirable job filling in at shortstop for Addison Russell, who’s been out since August 4 with what was eventually described as plantar fasciitis, a very painful condition of the bottom of the foot. Now Russell’s re-joining the active...
MLB Daily Dish Sep 18, 2017
NL Central News and Notes

NL Central News and Notes

Check out what’s going on in the National League Central. The Cubs have had a pretty eventful weekend in Wrigley. Willson Contreras has been suspended for two games following Friday’s issues against the Cardinals. He’ll remain active while his appeal on the matter is pending. The Cubs have also activated Addison Russell from the disabled list, who homered in his pinch hit return to the field. Talk about proving that you’re feeling better. Russell had a rough start to the season, but hit his stride just after the All-Star game. The shortstop landed on the disabled list after...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Sep 18, 2017
Cubs Heroes and Goats Weekend Wrap: Games 147-149

Cubs Heroes and Goats Weekend Wrap: Games 147-149

The Cubs sweep the St. Louis Cardinals; Magic Number drops to 10 What a difference a week makes. A week ago, there was some panic in Cubs nation following the Cubs being swept at home by the Milwaukee Brewers. The division lead had dropped to two and things were getting close for sure. Now, the Cubs have won six in a row, including a sweep of division rival the St. Louis Cardinals that all but ends the Cardinals playoff hopes. Addison Russell has returned (very successfully). The Cubs survived John Lackey and Willson Contreras getting ejected from a game in the fifth inning and Contreras’...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Sep 16, 2017
Cubs 4, Cardinals 1: That’s Almora!

Cubs 4, Cardinals 1: That’s Almora!

Solid pitching, timely hitting, good defense. What more could you ask for? After the Cubs got swept by the Brewers last weekend, it was clear they’d have to step up their game to maintain or improve their division lead. They have done just that, in decisive fashion, and over the last two days have looked a lot like the team that won it all in 2016. That’s not hype, either, that’s how I really see it. And if, as Kris Bryant said, it took the incident with John Lackey and Willson Contreras Friday afternoon to light a fire under this team — well, whatever it takes. The Cubs got an...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Sep 17, 2017
Cub Tracks’ spit take

Cub Tracks’ spit take

Bosley’s birthday, give and take, insects are healthy, and other bullets CUBS WIN! MEATLOAF FOR ALL! Previously, Cub Tracks rolled a crooked number as the Cubs continued with their big-inning ways. Now that we have that straightened out, let’s keep the home fires lit and enjoy a Sunday afternoon bird on the rotisserie to complement that entree. Thanks be to John Lackey and Willson Contreras if their actions were indeed the spark that lit the fire. Leave the fire-tending to Pitmaster Joe and we’ll keep on smokin’. Crank it up! As always * means autoplay on™ (directions to remove...
Cubbies Crib Sep 16, 2017

Chicago Cubs News: Just your typical Cubs vs. Cards game

No big deal. Just another Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals game. John Lackey and Willson Contreras got ejected, but the Cubs did end up winning the game, 8-2. I’ve seen a lot of comments out there about the Chicago Cubs‘ John Lackey. How he’s a bad teammate, and how he has to use his head […] Chicago Cubs News: Just your typical Cubs vs. Cards game - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
CBS Chicago Sep 16, 2017
Levine: Cubs’ Willson Contreras Appealing After Being Handed 2-Game Suspension

Levine: Cubs’ Willson Contreras Appealing After Being Handed 2-Game Suspension

The aftermath of the dust-up between plate umpire Jordan Baker and pitcher John Lackey on Friday has had ramifications for the Cubs.
Chicago Tribune Sep 16, 2017

Cubs catcher Willson Contreras on his 2-game suspension: 'We all make mistakes'

Cubs catcher Willson Contreras reacts after being suspended for two games just one day after throwing his catcher's mask toward umpire Jordan Baker during a game Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, against the Cardinals. (Paul Skrbina/Chicago Tribune)
KFFL Sep 16, 2017

MLB | Willson Contreras handed two-game suspension

Chicago Cubs C Willson Contreras has been suspended two games and fined an undisclosed amount ...
Cubs' Contreras suspended 2 games, appeals; Lackey fined

Cubs' Contreras suspended 2 games, appeals; Lackey fined

CHICAGO (AP) Cubs catcher Willson Contreras has been suspended for two games and fined an undisclosed amount for what Major League Baseball called ''inappropriate actions'' during Chicago's win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday.
KFFL Sep 17, 2017

Cubs | Willson Contreras to serve suspension Sunday

Updating a previous report, Chicago Cubs C Willson Contreras had his suspension reduced from two ...
Cubs C Contreras serves suspension against Cardinals

Cubs C Contreras serves suspension against Cardinals

CHICAGO (AP) Cubs catcher Willson Contreras' two-game suspension for his argument with umpire Jordan Baker has been reduced to one game, and he served the penalty in the finale of their weekend series against the Cardinals.

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