Chicago Cubs: Four options to replace the injured Willson Contreras

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Chicago Cubs: Hey, this guy might be worth a flyer

Filed under “possible guys to kick the tires on if there’s an emergency,” you’ll find Bobby Wilson. While he’s not very good at this point and he can’t hit at all, he has been good enough defensively to be a back-up since 2005. Fourteen years in the Majors is nothing to scoff at, and if he can handle the pitching staff, the Cubs might be willing to take some goose eggs in the offensive categories under these extreme circumstances.

Is he any better than Taylor Davis at this point? Probably not. Although, if the Cubs feel like they need a proven veteran or another guy in case of more injury, they might check up on Wilson. He was on a minor-league deal this season and played in only 15 games for the Tigers; he was outrighted to the minors on July 30.

While Wilson would be a bit of a last resort, he would represent a veteran presence and could be had on the cheap. If Contreras and the Chicago Cubs get bad news on Monday, you can bet your bottom dollar that you’ll hear Lucroy’s and Wilson’s names in the next couple days.

At that point, the money and viability of both would have to be ascertained by the baseball people in the front office, as well as any scouts who had seen them play most recently since they’re not currently playing in the majors.

If the Cubs feel that Lucroy and Wilson aren’t options, they’d be left with the three catchers from Iowa: Davis, P.J. Higgins and Erick Castillo as your only other real possibilities. Unless, of course, they went farther down the pipeline and got a little crazy.