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CUBS Ham­string shelves Con­tr­eras

PHOENIX — The Chicago Cubs an­nounced Fri­day that catcher Will­son Con­tr­eras has a right mod­er­ate ham­string strain that could take from four to six weeks to heal.

The Cubs put him on the 10-day dis­abled list retroac­tive to Aug. 10. They called up Vic­tor Cara­tini from Class AAA Iowa. He joined the team Fri­day in Ari­zona.

Cara­tini, 23, was bat­ting .344 with 10 home runs and 59 RBI in 76 games with Iowa. He ap­peared in 11 games for the Cubs ear­lier this sea­son, go­ing 5 for 26 (.192) with 1 home run and 2 RBI.

The next step for Con­tr­eras is for him to be­come pain free, which could take two weeks. His re­hab process will start once he be­comes pain-free.

Con­tr­eras was bat­ting .274 with 21 home runs and 70 RBI at the time of the in­jury.

Con­tr­eras, 25, in­jured his ham­string while run­ning to first base on a grounder in the eighth in­ning of a 3-1 loss at San Fran­cisco on Wed­nes­day.

YAN­KEES Sa­bathia on 10-day DL

NEW YORK — Yan­kees left-han­der CC Sa­bathia was put on the 10-day dis­abled list be­cause of right knee in­flam­ma­tion and lefthander Jor­dan Montgomery was re­called from Class AAA Scran­ton/Wilkes-Barre.

New York also ac­ti­vated in­fielder Tyler Austin from the 10-day dis­abled list be­fore Fri­day’s game against Bos­ton and op­tioned him to Scran­ton.

Sa­bathia’s move was retroac­tive to Wed­nes­day, a day af­ter he al­lowed four runs in three in­nings at Toronto and left in pain. He is 9-5 with a 4.05 ERA in 19 starts, pitch­ing with a brace be­cause of the knee.

Montgomery, 7-6 with a 4.05 ERA in 21 starts, fig­ures to take Sa­bathia’s turn Sun­day against the Red Sox.

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