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willson contreras receives 2-game suspension, john lackey fined for ejections vs. cardinals

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willson contreras receives 2-game suspension, john lackey fined for ejections vs. cardinals

cubs catcher willson contreras was suspended two-games by major league baseball on saturday for "inappropriate actions" stemming from a tirade and ejection during the cubs’ win friday against the cardinals at wrigley field.contreras and starter john lackey, who also was ejected, both received undisclosed fines. contreras appealed and will be in the lineup this afternoon against the cardinals.the discipline is the result of friday's episode in which contreras and lackey argued with umpire jordan baker during the fifth inning about the strike zone. after lackey was ejected, contreras continued to complain and was also quickly ejected.contreras then took off his mask and threw it to the ground. the mask bounced and hit the umpire in the leg.“i’m sure if i see jordan (saturday) i will apologize to him,” contreras said friday. "other than that i’m just happy because the team was able to come back and win the game.”contreras said he had no fear of being suspended.“i don’t have any concerns on my part at all,” contreras said. “if they’re going to do something, i’ll take it like a man. if not, i have to keep playing baseball and keep helping the team win.”he was unavailable for comment on saturday.the cubs are well situated with four other catchers on the roster and kyle schwarber as the fifth option, but losing their clean-up hitter and emotional sparkplug would hurt. since contreras was apologetic they hope it gets reduced to one game.manager joe maddo...