MLB told Contreras to stop wearing his Venezuela sleeve


by - Senior Editor -
Discuss on the Baseball Message Board   Print   | CubsHQ Facebook ChicagoCubsHQ Twitter CubsHQ RSS Feed
Sergio Estrada - USA Today Sports
Sergio Estrada - USA Today Sports

In today's climate, the relationship between Major League Baseball and its current players are testy, to say the least.

With Ben Zobrist's getting a reprimand to stop wearing his custom P.F. Flyers cleats and other players like Steve Cishek and Kyle Schwarber joining him in black cleats on the recent Jackie Robinson Day, something has to give soon between the two sides.

The latest report is that Cubs star catcher Willson Conteras was told by MLB to stop wearing his arm sleeve from his home country of Venezuela and he decided to stop wearing it before he got fined.

Maddon was asked about the player's abilities to express themselves with their current gear and had the following response on Tuesday.

"I want all my guys to have strong opinions. They're free thinkers," Maddon said.

This is not healthy as tiny things like this can explode if both sides don't come to some sort of give-and-take.




Comment on this story
Tags: Willson Contreras, Kyle Schwarber, Ben Zobrist, Steve Cishek
Thanks for visiting CubsHQ.com. Follow our Facebook page to get updates on your news feed!
Kris Bryant's reaction to Molina's 'loser' comments
Kris Bryant's reaction to Molina's 'loser' comments
WATCH: Rizzo greets David Ross with sweaty bear hug
WATCH: Rizzo greets David Ross with sweaty bear hug
Ian Happ wants a chance to play second base
Ian Happ wants a chance to play second base
ESPN ranks Kris Bryant as Top 4 third baseman in MLB
ESPN ranks Kris Bryant as Top 4 third baseman in MLB
Send Feedback to Tony Crumpton: Email | Comment
Discuss on the Baseball Message Board   Print   | CubsHQ Facebook ChicagoCubsHQ Twitter CubsHQ RSS Feed
Post your comments!
Kris Bryant's reaction to Molina's 'loser' comments
Kris Bryant's reaction to Molina's 'loser' comments
The Hot Corner: Ben Zo misses camp, Ross reunited with Rizzo, RIP Harry Caray, more
The Hot Corner: Ben Zo misses camp, Ross reunited with Rizzo, RIP Harry Caray, more
WATCH: Rizzo greets David Ross with sweaty bear hug
WATCH: Rizzo greets David Ross with sweaty bear hug
Cubs and Chicago Muslim Organizations release joint statement about Islamophobia
Cubs and Chicago Muslim Organizations release joint statement about Islamophobia
Ian Happ wants a chance to play second base
Ian Happ wants a chance to play second base
ESPN ranks Kris Bryant as Top 4 third baseman in MLB
ESPN ranks Kris Bryant as Top 4 third baseman in MLB
The Hot Corner: Baez, Contreras take BP, Russell speaks out, injury updates, more
The Hot Corner: Baez, Contreras take BP, Russell speaks out, injury updates, more
Maddon reacts to Addison Russell's press conference
Maddon reacts to Addison Russell's press conference
WATCH: Russell discusses his suspension, apologizes to former wife
WATCH: Russell discusses his suspension, apologizes to former wife
Sign Up for E-Mail News Alerts
Features
Breaking
Daily Digest