Russell (finger) will start at shortstop and bat seventh in the order against the Reds on Saturday. Russell was left out of the starting nine during Friday's game due to a sore finger, but he appears to be healthy enough to give it a shot for Saturday's matinee. This should still be a situation to monitor as Russell was forced to miss three games earlier this month because of a similar finger issue.
Russell was held out of Friday's game due to a sore finger, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Wittenmyer added that manager Joe Maddon was initially going to give Javier Baez the day off Friday but switched him with Russell due to the latter's injury, which he picked up during an at-bat Thursday. There doesn't appear to be any real concern over Russell's status, but it's important to note that he missed a little time earlier this month due to an injured finger. Maddon added that Russell will "probably" be back in the lineup Saturday, so consider him day-to-day for the time being.
Russell is out of the lineup against the Reds on Friday. Russell is stationed on the bench after going 0-for-3 in the series-opening loss Thursday. In his place, Javier Baez will start at shortstop while Ben Zobrist gets a nod at second base.
Russell is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Dodgers. Russell will head to the bench for what appears to be a regular day off after playing both sets of Tuesday's twin bill, going 3-for-9 with a pair of walks and a run scored. Javy Baez will cover shortstop in his stead, allowing Ben Zobrist to pick up a start at the keystone.
Russell is out of the lineup Sunday against the Cardinals, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports. He'll give way at shortstop to Javier Baez, who rejoins the lineup after resting Saturday. Though his slugging output is down this season, Russell carries a career-best .748 OPS into the series finale, with an uptick in batting average and a 9.3 percent walk rate propping up that figure.
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