Cubs call up Addison Russell

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David Kaplan of NBC Sports Chicago reports that the Cubs are calling up Addison Russell today.

Russell completed his 40-game domestic violence and abuse suspension on May 2 and was optioned to Triple-A Iowa. Down there, both in rehab games before the end of the suspension and in games following his activation and option Russell has an .824 OPS with three home runs and 13 RBI in 56 plate appearances.

The Cubs have said that they’d not give him back his position of shortstop and will choose to keep Javier Báez there. Russell will most likely play second base.