Injury updates: Russell, Darvish, Edwards

CHICAGO — The Cubs might have a improved feel on Wednesday as to either shortstop Addison Russell needs to go on a infirm list given of a sprained left center finger.

Russell underwent an MRI on Tuesday and was means to take batting use and play locate on Wednesday. He sprained his finger during his second at-bat on Sunday opposite a Mets.


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“He’s feeling flattering good,” Cubs manager Joe Maddon pronounced Wednesday. “We’ll weigh after he plays locate … and afterwards try to figure out [Wednesday] or a subsequent day. It unequivocally is one day during a time, though he felt improved than he suspicion he would.

“The DL is still a possibility,” Maddon said. “If he comes by this as good as he thinks he is, it might not be.”

• Reliever Carl Edwards Jr., who has been on a infirm list given May 30 with inflammation in his right shoulder, is pain-free and in a midst of a strengthening program.

“He’s entrance along unequivocally well,” Maddon pronounced of a right-hander. “He’s feeling good, he’s feeling stronger. I’m watchful for a subsequent level.”

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Yu Darvish, on a infirm list with inflammation in his right triceps, played locate for a second true day on Wednesday. There is no calendar for his return.

“It’s still standing quo,” Maddon said.

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