David Ross, Chicago Cubs’ manager, is glad Willson Contras has spoken out about the hamstring injury

CHICAGO — CubsDavid Ross, manager, praised the catcher Willson ContrerasOn Sunday, he spoke up because he felt tightness in his right hip.

Contreras left Saturday's 7-6 lossThe Arizona DiamondbacksHe was injured while running the bases during the third inning. Contreras was unable to play in the series finale against Diamondbacks because of his injury. Ross stated that it could have been worse.

Ross said, “I thought that was smart from him yesterday, with some lower stuff he had,” That's a great move. You know, like, hey, that's a veteran move. Let us know if you feel something isn't right. We were probably saved by you.

Contreras is now eligible for free agency at age 30. He is currently batting.258 and has five homers as well as 14 RBIs in 34 games.

P.J. was called up by the Cubs in light of Contreras' injury. Higgins is a Triple-A Iowa infielder and designated infielder Ildemaro VargasFor assignment. Higgins was the starter for Sunday's match against Arizona.

Higgins (29 years old) made his major league debut in 2012, going 1-for-23 in nine games with Chicago. For Iowa, Higgins is hitting.417 this season with a homer as well as 17 RBIs.

Higgins' 2021 season was shortened by a right forearm strain.

Higgins admitted that it has been an intense 12 months. “Honestly, it's been a crazy 12 months,” Higgins said. It was my first serious injury that kept me out of action for six months.

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