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Addison Russell Scratched from Iowa’s Lineup, But Early Indications Won’t Get You Excited (UPDATE: He Has No Equipment)

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Having arrived to join the Iowa Cubs, Addison Russell was set to start at second base today. But then he was a late scratch.

That gets peoples’ ears perked up. But before you go running wild:

Even if Birch hadn’t said that, I would have advised at least some caution before you go straight to any conclusions. There are, of course, any number of non-trade possibilities for a scratch. Injuries happen all the time. Disciplinary scratches happen. Guys missing road signs and getting lost happens.

But, since we know the Cubs would probably very much like to deal Russell right now, we’ll be keeping an eye on pretty much everything involving him over the next few days anyway, including if he gets injured.

UPDATE: Well, this is a funnier explanation that I was expecting:



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.