The past week has been full of interesting headlines concerning the St. Louis Cardinals, who own the worst record in the National League.
The biggest storyline was the fact that the team chose to shift Willson Contreras from being a catcher to a full-time designated hitter.
This drew the ire of Cardinals fans and some criticism from those around the league.
Contreras has produced quite well to start his Cardinals career, hitting .266 with two home runs and 17 RBI.
On Thursday, Cardinals beat writer Derrick Goold discussed the situation and revealed that the Cardinals believe there is a path back to catching for Contreras.
When will Contreras be back behind the plate for the #STLCards?@dgoold joined The Bernie Show to discuss
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Goold reflected on a recent meeting Contreras had with manager Oli Marmol, pitching coach Dusty Blake, and starters Adam Wainwright and Jack Flaherty, where the group discussed the state of affairs.
He also praised Contreras for handling the situation so well.
Goold then revealed that Contreras is already getting to work and doing his best to get back behind the plate as soon as possible, even mentioning that he was catching a bullpen session from left-hander Steven Matz on Wednesday while the team was still in Chicago.
Goold then said that instead of there being a roadblock for Contreras, there is now a path for him to get back behind the plate and learn more about his new Cardinals pitching staff.
He also recalled previous comments from Wainwright, who has voiced his support for Contreras, even saying that he wanted the veteran catcher back behind the plate for his next start, which comes Friday in Boston.NEXT: MLB Insider Predicts A Major Change For The Cardinals