Cubs' Addison Russell: Absent from Friday lineup

Russell is not in the Cubs' Friday lineup against the Brewers.

Russell has shown a bit more offensive life lately, driving in a run in each of his last three games while homering once and scoring four runs in that window. Still, he'll get the afternoon off as Javier Baez takes his place at shortstop and batting seventh. Perhaps what Russell has shown lately will get him going again.

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