The Cubs have placed shortstop Addison Russell on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right foot. They hope he doesn’t have the strained foot when they come back to get him. “And clean your room, too” said the Cubs.
I dunno. It’s Friday and I didn’t sleep well last night.
Russell is batting .241 with 10 homers and 36 RBIs on the year. He tweaked the foot a few days ago so the move is retroactive to August 2. Javier Baez will cover short on Russell’s absence.
The Giants announced on Monday night the signing of outfielder Austin Jackson. According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, it’s a two-year, $6 million deal with performance incentives that allow Jackson to earn up to an additional $2.5 million for a total of $8.5 million.
Jackson, who soon turns 31 years old, spent last season with the Indians. In 318 plate appearances, he hit .318/.387/.482 with seven home runs, 35 RBI, and 46 runs scored.
The Giants have been on the hunt for a center fielder and Jackson addresses that need relatively cheaply. Jackson will join Hunter Pence and newcomer Andrew McCutchen in the outfield.