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Willson Contreras should be back in September

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CSNChicago’s Patrck Mooney reports that Willson Contreras should be able to make it back from his strained right hamstring in September.

That’s based on Contreras’s MRI, which he underwent yesterday after leaving Wednesday’s game when he pulled up lame running to first base. Hamstrings are tricky injuries when it comes to giving a good prognosis, especially for a guy who squats for a living, but that’s good news for the Cubs at the moment.

Contreras is hitting .274/.342/.519 with 21 homers and 70 RBI on the year. The Cubs hold a one-game lead in the NL Central over the Cardinals.

21-year-old Gleyber Torres homers twice off of 44-year-old Bartolo Colon

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Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres was born on December 13, 1996. That year, Bartolo Colon (who turns 45 years old on Thursday) was wrapping up a season he spent with Double-A Canton-Akron and Triple-A Buffalo. He would debut in the majors the following April.

In a clash of generations, the 21-year-old Torres and Colon squared off on Monday as the Yankees visited the Rangers. Torres won the battle twice, drilling a two-run home run off of Colon in the second inning and a solo shot off of Colon in the fourth. Colon wound up giving up six runs in total on eight hits (including four homers) and a walk with four strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings.

Here is video of the first homer Torres hit:

Torres is the second-youngest Yankee in club history with a multi-homer game. Mickey Mantle was 20 years and 296 days old when he went yard twice on August 11, 1952. Torres is 21 years, 159 days old. Joe DiMaggio was 21-212 when he hit two on June 24, 1936.

So much for respecting one’s elders. We’re currently seeing a youth movement in baseball. 19-year-old Juan Soto hit his first major league homer on Monday against the Padres. 20-year-olds Ronald Acuña and Mike Soroka debuted for the Braves earlier this year. Could 19-year-old Blue Jays prospect Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. join them soon?