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Cubs' Willson Contreras Has Suspension Reduced To 1 Game

17 September 2017, 10:33 | Sandy Nunez

Willson Contreras Suspended Two Games by MLB

John Lackey fined Willson Contreras wrongly suspended

Contreras and pitcher John Lackey were both ejected from Friday's game after arguing balls and strikes with home plate umpire Jordan Baker.

Cubs catcher Willson Contreras was suspended two-games by Major League Baseball on Saturday for "inappropriate actions" stemming from a tirade and ejection during the Cubs' win Friday against the Cardinals at Wrigley Field. The two-game suspension was set to start this afternoon but Contreras has chose to appeal MLB's decision.

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At $3,400, our models project Contreras for 10.1 FanDuel points in today's game against the Cardinals. While Baker's misread of a called strike three sparked a heated dispute at the time, Cubs' manager Joe Maddon told reporters that the catcher was nothing but remorseful as the team suited up for Saturday's game. After Contreras was tossed, He threw down his mask in disgust, and the mask bounced and made contact with umpire Jordan Baker.

According to ESPN's Buster Olney, Contreras was also fined an unspecified amount for his actions. "If they're going to do something, I'll take it like a man".

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