Cardinals' Willson Contreras likely to begin rehab stint Tuesday

CHICAGO -- St. Louis Cardinals catcher Willson Contreras likely will begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday, manager Oliver Marmol said.

Contreras has been out since he was hit by a swing on May 7, breaking his left forearm. He had surgery the following day.

Contreras, 32, had a couple of batting practice sessions in St. Louis this weekend. Marmol said Sunday that he wasn't sure just yet where Contreras was going to do his rehab stint.

A three-time All-Star, Contreras is batting .280 with six homers and 12 RBIs in 31 games this season.

St. Louis placed right-hander Kyle Gibson on the bereavement list before the series finale at Wrigley Field. Right-hander Ryan Loutos was recalled from Triple-A Memphis.

Gibson pitched seven sparkling innings in Friday's 3-0 victory over the Cubs. Marmol said he thinks Gibson will be back in time for his next start Wednesday at Miami.

Marmol also said infielder-outfielder Tommy Edman is moving his rehab to the team's facility in Florida this week. Edman hasn't played this season because of a right wrist sprain.