Neftali Feliz will take a big step in his recovery from elbow problems by beginning a minor-league rehab assignment Sunday at Triple-A.
Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas reports that, if everything goes well, Feliz is also scheduled to pitch for Round Rock next Wednesday.
Because the Rangers have committed to bringing Feliz back as a starter his rehab assignment will take longer as he builds up the necessary arm strength to throw five-plus innings after sitting out the past two months.
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.