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Willson Contreras releases heartfelt statement thanking Cubs fans


by - Senior Editor -

Former Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras was announced during a press conference as the new Cardinals catcher on Friday.

Contreras released a statement to Cubs fans, thanking them for his 14 years in the organization.

"To the city of Chicago I love you!!! We share some special memories together and I will never forget 2016. I will forever be grateful to this special place.

"First and foremost I wanna thank the man above without GOD none of this is possible. I also want to thank the Cubs organization for taking a chance on a kid from Venezuela just following his dreams. Just know that I never took any short cuts playing this beautiful game of baseball. I played with my heart and raw emotions every time I stepped between those lines for you great fans! I'm gonna miss my teammates, the beautiful city of Chicago, and most of the FANS...I came in as a young kid and you watched me grow into the man I am today. Thank you Chicago love y'all!!! We will forever have a special bond."

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