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Contreras gets married in Chicago on off-day

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ST. LOUIS -- What better way to spend an off-day than to get married? That's what Cubs catcher Willson Contreras did on Thursday.

Contreras, 25, and his new bride, Andrea Villamizar, got married at City Hall in downtown Chicago on Thursday, while the rest of his teammates were in St. Louis prepping for a three-game series against the Cardinals. Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Friday he was unaware that his catcher had gotten hitched. Contreras' teammates were giving him hugs and congratulatory handshakes in the clubhouse.

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ST. LOUIS -- What better way to spend an off-day than to get married? That's what Cubs catcher Willson Contreras did on Thursday.

Contreras, 25, and his new bride, Andrea Villamizar, got married at City Hall in downtown Chicago on Thursday, while the rest of his teammates were in St. Louis prepping for a three-game series against the Cardinals. Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Friday he was unaware that his catcher had gotten hitched. Contreras' teammates were giving him hugs and congratulatory handshakes in the clubhouse.

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Contreras told NBC Sports Chicago that the couple wanted to have the ceremony before their parents had to return to Venezuela.

Contreras had proposed to Andrea on Valentine's Day. After the ceremony on Thursday, the couple posed for photos in downtown Chicago and he shared them on his Instagram account.

Carrie Muskat has covered the Cubs since 1987, and for MLB.com since 2001. You can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat.

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