Erik Bedard goes on the DL

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Often-injured pitcher Erik Bedard is injured, although in this case it appears to be minor and shouldn’t affect his pitching too much: sprained left knee.

For a few years we’ve heard “if Bedard can be healthy, he should contribute a lot.”  That has held up so far this year, with him sporting a 4-6 record, but a 3.00 ERA and 85/26 K/BB ratio.  After a couple of weeks on the DL, he should be as right as rain and once again contributing to the AL’s best pitching staff.

Addison Russell had an allergic reaction to something he ate from the postgame spread

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Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports that Cubs shortstop Addison Russell stayed overnight in Denver after having an allergic reaction to something he ate from the postgame spread in the clubhouse at Coors Field after Sunday afternoon’s game. Russell spent a couple of hours at a hospital in Denver for observation on Sunday night.

Russell has a shellfish allergy and believes something he ate might have been mistakenly labeled as not having shrimp in it.

The Cubs took two of three games from the Rockies. After Monday’s day off, the Cubs open a brief two-game series in Cleveland for a rematch of the 2016 World Series. Russell flew with the team to Cleveland and believes he will be in good enough shape to play on Tuesday.

Russell, 24, has had a slow start to the season. He’s hitting .219/.324/.281 across 74 plate appearances.