Rafael Furcal trips over rope, sprains thumb

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Rafael Furcal had a little accident and will miss Sunday night’s game with the Cubs.  Tweets Buster Olney:

Rafael Furcal sprained his thumb when bracing a fall, after tripping over a rope near the batting cage here in Wrigley…

Olney didn’t say which thumb.  Furcal broke his left thumb and missed six weeks earlier this season.  He also missed a month with a strained oblique, and he’s hit just .204/.275/.284 with 26 runs scored in 211 at-bats for the season.

With Furcal out, the Cards have Daniel Descalso playing shortstop and batting eighth tonight.  Skip Schumaker is in the leadoff spot.

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.