(CBS) Cubs shortstop Addison Russell has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a right foot strain, the team announced Friday.
“It’s been bothering him noticeably the last couple days,” manager Joe Maddon said.
“I guess it’s been ongoing, and he’s probably kept it kind of quiet. I don’t even know if it impacted those last couple throws that he made, but we just thought it was wise to get settled down right now.”
He sat out in a loss against the Diamondbacks on Thursday, and the trip to the DL is retroactive to Wednesday.
Javier Baez is starting at shortstop for the Cubs again Friday as they host the Nationals.
Russell is hitting .241 with 10 homers, 36 RBIs and a .722 OPS in 97 games this season.
In Russell’s place, the Cubs chose to add to the bullpen, recalling left-hander Rob Zastryzny, who in his lone appearance for Chicago earlier this season allowed three earned runs in four innings of work. He has a 6.67 ERA in 27 innings at Triple-A Iowa this season.
Zastryzny will be available for Friday’s game.