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Cubs C Contreras looking for big year

MESA, Ariz. (AP) Willson Contreras was on his way to a huge season last year when he got hurt.

If he can stay healthy in 2018, he could establish himself as baseball's best catcher.

The 25-year-old Contreras hit .274 with 21 homers and 74 RBIs last year, helping the Chicago Cubs win the NL Central for the second straight season. He once again will be entrusted with most of the work behind the plate, and he looks and sounds as if he is ready for the challenge.

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Leaders
AVG: K. Bryant.295
HR: A. Rizzo32
RBI: A. Rizzo109
SB: J. Báez10
W: J. Arrieta14
ERA: J. Arrieta3.53
Saves: W. Davis32
K: J. Lester180
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
X-Chi Cubs 9270.568-
Milwaukee 8676.5316
St. Louis 8379.5129
Pittsburgh 7587.46317
Cincinnati 6894.42024
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .255 (16)
Runs: 822 (4)
Hits: 1402 (16)
Home Runs: 223 (9)
Stolen Bases: 62 (24)
OBP: .338 (4)
SLG: .437 (7)
Total Bases: 2403 (10)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.95 (7)
Runs Allowed: 695 (7)
Saves: 38 (16)
Strikeouts: 1439 (8)
OpBA: .238 (4)
OBP: .315 (10)
SLG: .398 (6)
Run Support: 5.11 (6)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
2/16 S. Simmons Signed as Free Agent ( 2018)(one-year contract)
2/14 D. Smyly Placed on 60-Day DL (Recovery from left elbow surgery)
2/13 Y. Darvish Signed as Free Agent ( 2018-2023)(six-year contract)
2/8 J. Grimm Signed ( 2018)(loses arbitration)
2/1 P. Bourjos Signed to a Minor League Contract
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Injuries
Date Player Status
2/14 D. Smyly Recovery from left elbow surgery (on 60-day DL)
9/13 K. Uehara Right knee infection (day-to-day)
8/18 J. Grimm off 10-day DL
8/18 J. Lester off 10-day DL
8/17 Y. Darvish off 10-day DL
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Saturday, Feb. 24
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Final
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Semifinals
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