Cubs' Willson Contreras Suspended 2 Games for Umpire Outburst vs. Cardinals

Doug Mendoza
September 18, 2017

Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras will serve his suspension on Sunday against the St. Louis Cardinals after getting the ban reduced from two games to one.

The incident occurred during the fifth inning when home-plate umpire Jordan Baker appeared to incorrectly call a ball rather than a strike on a pitch from Cubs hurler John Lackey to Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez.

Major League Baseball initially suspended Contreras two games on Saturday along with an undisclosed fine for his actions during Friday night's game against the Cardinals. After Martinez singled on the next pitch to drive in a run, Lackey ran toward home plate and began screaming at Baker. Contreras threw down his mask in anger after he was thrown out, and it bounced up and hit Baker's leg. Contreras will appeal the suspension and will be able to play until the appeal process is completed.

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The two talked briefly before Saturday's game, during which time Contreras apologized.

"I'm sure if I see Jordan (Saturday) I will apologize to him", Contreras told reporters after the game.

"It's good news", Maddon said.

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