Cubs, Willson Contreras
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Willson Contreras’ stay on the 10-day IL was as short as it possibly could be, as the Chicago Cubs have activated him following 10 days of inaction.

In a corresponding roster move, the Cubs have optioned Addison Russel back to Triple-A, per Jesse Rogers of ESPN.

Contreras had been on the injured list with a strain in the arch muscle of his right foot. He worked a bullpen session for Jon Lester on Monday and suffered no ill effects.

One of the best overall catchers in the game today, Contreras will certainly be a welcome addition back into the lineup. In 78 games this year, he’s averaged .286 at the plate with 19 home runs and 55 RBI.

Jesse Reed
Managing Editor at Sportsnaut. Featured on Yardbarker and, and formerly was a breaking news writer/NFL analyst for Bleacher Report.