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Cubs Calling Up Victor Caratini

“I don’t want to get ahead of it, but if it’s any type of significant hamstring strain, obviously that’s more than just a 10-day DL (trip),” Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said in an interview with Danny Parkins on 670 The Score on Thursday morning.

The 25-year-old Contreras is hitting .274 with 21 homers, 70 RBIs and an .861 OPS. He leads all catchers in the game in homers and RBIs. Contreras has been particularly hot of late, hitting .324 with five homers and 13 RBIs in his past nine games.

With Contreras about to hit the disabled list, the Cubs are calling up catcher Victor Caratini from Tripe-A Iowa, Epstein confirmed. Alex Avila will be the primary catcher.

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