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Wllson Contreras out four weeks with strained hamstring


Jesse Rogers of ESPN is reporting that Cubs catcher Willson Contreras is likely to miss four weeks due to the hamstring injury he sustained in Saturday’s game against the Brewers while running out a fly ball.

This comes just after the Cubs traded away Martín Maldonado, who they had acquired in June to, yes, cover for Contreras while he was on the injured list. Bad timing. Now it’ll likely fall to Víctor Caratini to carry most of the load through August and into early September when Contreras, barring any setbacks, will likely return.

On the year Contreras is hitting .275/.365/.525 with 19 homers and 57 RBI.

Report: Marcell Ozuna injured, his wife arrested in domestic violence incident

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Andy Slater of Fox Sports 640 South Florida reports that Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna recently suffered a facial injury after his wife allegedly hit him with a soap dish. The incident apparently happened a few weeks ago.

Slater says that Ozuna reported the incident to Miami police and that Ozuna’s wife, Genesis, was arrested and charged with domestic battery. She subsequently pleaded not guilty and was given a stay-away order. Presumably more legal proceedings are in the offing.

The injury itself doesn’t sound serious, but the matter certainly is.