Cubs make four roster moves including reinstating Willson Contreras
|Tuesday, September 27, 2022, 4:19 PM-|
CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs today reinstated catcher Willson Contreras from the 10-day injured list, reinstated outfielder Seiya Suzuki from the restricted list, optioned infielder Jared Young to Triple-A Iowa and designated outfielder Michael Hermosillo for assignment.
Contreras, 30, landed on the 10-day injured list September 6 (retroactive to September 3) with a left ankle sprain. He is hitting .246 (97-for-395) with 22 doubles, two triples, 21 home runs and 54 RBI in 107 games with Chicago this season. Contreras this season was named the starting catcher for the N.L. All-Star Team, the third time in his career he has earned the honor (also in 2018 and 2019).
Originally signed by Chicago as an international free agent in July of 2009, Contreras has a career .257 average (632-for-2,460) with 132 doubles, 10 triples, 116 home runs and 364 RBI in 728 games since making his major league debut in the 2016 campaign.
Suzuki, 27, was placed on the paternity leave list on September 17. In his first major league season, he has batted .263 (98-for-372) with 22 doubles, one triple, 13 home runs and 45 RBI for Chicago. Suzuki was named the N.L. Rookie of the Month for April after hitting .279 (19-for-68) with five doubles, four home runs, 14 RBI, 13 walks, a .405 on-base percentage and a .934 OPS in 21 games that month.
Young, 27, made his major league debut with Chicago on September 16 vs. Colorado and in six games has hit .263 (5-for-19) with two doubles, three walks and one stolen base.
Hermosillo, 27, has hit .115 (7-for-61) with two doubles, four RBI and a stolen base in 31 games for the Cubs this season.
The #Cubs today made the following roster moves:— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) September 27, 2022
- Reinstated OF Seiya Suzuki from the restricted list
- Reinstated catcher Willson Contreras from the 10-day IL
- Optioned INF/OF Jared Young to @IowaCubs
- Designated OF Michael Hermosillo for assignment pic.twitter.com/UVWN3mr6TH