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.