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X-Rays Negative, Willson Contreras Out 3-4 Weeks With Hamstring Pull

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I have it on extremely good authority from a source close to team doctors that Willson Contreras is going to be out 3-4 weeks and that he won’t have surgery on his hamstring. It’s a bad pull but no tear and no serious long term damage. This is the first time this news is being reported, otherwise known as Scoop City.

That’s fantastic news for a lot of reasons, but most notably because he is emerging into the best young catcher in baseball. It’s also fantastic news because I am blaming myself for his injury. I got the baseball gods all pissed yesterday with this:

Player 1 is Buster Posey. Player 2 is Willson Contreras. Pretty crazy stuff comparing the start of their careers, most notably because Posey is the absolute best catcher in the game. But baseball gods don’t like that shit so they sent Contreras to the DL. Thank god it’s not for longer because this team is still hanging on by a thread. For now, let’s hope Avila can handle 4 weeks of regular duty without losing him to the DL as well.