Earlier in the week, manager David Ross said he hoped Contreras (right knee sprain) would be able to return for the weekend series against the White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field, where he could be used as a designated hitter until ready to return behind the plate. But after indicating Wednesday that Contreras might want a few at-bats in games before being activated from the IL, Ross reiterated as much before Friday’s series opener. Contreras has missed 14 games because of the injury.
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Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras remains day to day, while David Bote is scratched from the lineup against the White Sox after freak pregame injury