The St. Louis Cardinals have recently made headlines for all the wrong reasons.
They have made the decision to remove Willson Contreras from his position as the team’s regular catcher and employ him solely as a designated hitter in the midst of their problems, which have now dropped them to the bottom of the National League.
He was also intended to play in the outfield with the Cardinals, but they ultimately opted against it.
But things are just getting worse for Contreras and the Cardinals as time passes.
Contreras has deleted the image of himself wearing a Cardinals uniform from his Instagram profile, as can be seen in the tweet below.
Contreras removed the picture of him in a Cardinal uniform from Instagram
Gateway Grinders (@gatewaygrinders) May 8, 2023
All of this might just be a coincidence.
But it appears that Contreras and the Cardinals are having a heated argument considering the recent string of occurrences.
The seasoned catcher is understandably upset with the Cardinals’ handling of the situation, and he has every right to be.
In an effort to improve the pitching staff, St. Louis made the decision to shift him out of the catcher position and give Andrew Knizner more playing time.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like that was successful for the Cardinals.
Contrarily, it appears that Contreras is being made the scapegoat for the entire incident, which ultimately reflects poorly on the Cardinals organization.
To replace the retired Yadier Molina, St. Louis signed the seasoned catcher to a five-year, $87.5 million contract in December.
For the Cardinals thus far, Contreras has contributed admirably, hitting.265 with two home runs and 14 RBI to begin the season.