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Addison Russell goes on the DL with a strained foot

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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.

Giants sign Austin Jackson to two-year, $6 million contract

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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.