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Despite Willson Contreras' recent surge, Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon wants to preserve Contreras' strength for the stretch drive.
So rookie Victor Caratini will start at catcher and bat ninth Wednesday night when the Cubs face the White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field.
Caratini has made three...
Although Willson Contreras most likely would play every day, manager Joe Maddon knows the catcher needs a break now and then. Maddon acknowledged on Monday that the Cubs were looking for another backup catcher before the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline, but he also commended rookie Victor Caratini.
Victor Caratini paced the Cubs with three hits Sunday in a 14-3 loss to Pittsburgh. The Cubs emptied their bench after getting down 10-0 with Caratini taking over for Willson Contreras behind the plate at the start of the fifth inning. [...]
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Willson Contreras is not in the Cubs' starting lineup Wednesday night against the White Sox. Contreras will get a day off after going 3-for-4 with a homer and four total RBI on Tuesday. [...]
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The current trend indicates that there has been minimal movement in terms of ADDS or DROPS for Caratini. In the past week his own percentage has decreased by 0.85% . Meanwhile his start percentage has decreased by 17.95% .
In the past 30 days, the highest own percentage for Caratini is 3.14% and his lowest is 0.00%. In terms of start percentages, his highest start percentage is 34.62% and lowest is 0.00%.
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