Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras cranked a *massive* dinger during Monday night’s game against the Atlanta Braves.

In the top of the seventh with a runner on second base and the Cubs trailing 8-5, Contreras sent a Tyler Matzek pitch deep into the left-center field seats at Truist Park. The blast has an estimated distance of 491 feet, with an exit velocity of 114.3 mph.

UPDATE: Nevermind. An inning later, they updated the distance to 456 feet. Still a big bomb, but pretty far off from 491.

That’s one heck of a bomb, and it’s good for the longest home run in MLB this season, topping a 485-foot dinger that Chicago White Sox breakout rookie Yermín Mercedes hit on April 8. And it’s the longest home run hit by a Cubs player since Aramis Ramírez crushed a 495-foot blast vs the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2007.

Contreras has seven homers on the season, tying him with nine other players for the MLB lead.

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