Next Game
Sat, Apr 1 @ 2:15 pm ET
  • Busch Stadium
  • STL +118, O/U 8
Probable Pitchers
regional restrictions may apply

NL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
1-0 1-0 W1
1-0 1-0 W1
0-1 0-1 L1
0-1 0-1 L1
0-1 0-1 L1

2023 Batting

Batting Average
Home Runs
Runs Batted In
On-base Plus Slugging
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .500 0 0 1.000 0

Top Willson Contreras News

  • Cardinals' Willson Contreras: Day-to-day following tests

    Contreras is considered day-to-day with a right knee contusion after undergoing multiple tests.

    X-rays and an MRI both came back clean and Contreras went through additional testing Friday, none of which revealed anything beyond a bruise. The catcher is surely still sore after taking a 102.7 mph Jordan Hicks fastball off the shin guard, but he could be back in action sometime this weekend.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Cardinals' Willson Contreras: MRI on knee is negative

    An MRI on Contreras' right knee came back negative, John Denton of reports.

    X-rays and an MRI have now both come back clean, but the Cardinals are still doing some additional testing on the catcher's knee just to be safe. Contreras took a 103 mph Jordan Hicks pitch off the shin guard during Thursday's game and looked to be in considerable pain while exiting, but it appears, at least for now, that he's avoided serious injury.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Cardinals' Willson Contreras: Set for MRI

    Contreras will have an MRI on his right knee, Lynn Worthy of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

    Contreras was forced to exit Thursday's game with a right knee contusion. X-rays came back negative, but he will still undergo additional testing. It appears as if Contreras has dodged a serious injury, though his timeline for a return should become clearer in the next day or so.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Cardinals' Willson Contreras: Diagnosed with contusion

    Contreras exited Thursday's game against the Blue Jays with a right knee contusion.

    Contreras was hit by a Jordan Hicks offering in the knee but managed to walk off the field under his own power. The Cardinals have an off day Friday, so it's unclear if he will be forced to miss any additional time. Andrew Knizner entered the game in Contreras' place and would likely be a playing time beneficiary.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Cardinals' Willson Contreras: Exits with knee injury

    Contreras exited Thursday's game against the Blue Jays after being hit by a pitch in the knee, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.

    Contreras was catching Jordan Hicks and got crossed up, which resulted in him being hit in the knee with a 102 mph fastball. He left the field shortly thereafter with a notable limp but under his own power. It's unclear how serious the injury is at this point.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Cardinals' Willson Contreras: Likely to bat fifth

    Cardinals manager Oli Marmol said Wednesday that Contreras is likely to bat fifth this season, Ben Frederickson of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

    Marmol added that Paul Goldschmidt will likely hit third, with Nolan Arenado handling cleanup duties. Brendan Donovan figures to serve as the primary leadoff man in most pitching matchups and Tyler O'Neill could open as the No. 2 hitter. Lars Nootbaar and Tommy Edman might regularly factor into that top-of-the-order mix as well. Contreras signed a five-year, $87.5 million contract with St. Louis in December and has posted a .367 batting average and .891 OPS through 33 plate appearances this spring in Grapefruit League play.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Cardinals' Willson Contreras: Settling in with new team

    Contreras is hitting .250 with one double, one RBI and six strikeouts over six Grapefruit League games.

    Contreras stayed in camp rather than going to the World Baseball Classic to get to know the pitchers on his new team. The catcher signed a five-year deal in December to become the Cardinals' new No. 1 backstop after the retirement of Yadier Molina. Contreras won't enjoy the friendly confines of Wrigley Field as often as he used to, but he's a four-time 20-homer hitter and should continue to return solid numbers at a position where those are scarce.

    ... See More ... See Less

Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 240 lbs
Birthplace: Edo Carabobo, Venezuela
Age: 30
Experience: 6
Bats/Throws: R, R