Cubs make decision on Addison Russell
|Thursday, May 2, 2019, 1:25 PM-|
CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs today reinstated infielder Addison Russell off of the restricted list and optioned him to Triple-A Iowa. To make room for Russell on the 40-man roster, right-handed pitcher Brandon Morrow has been transferred to the 60-day injured list.
Russell, 25, has played six games as part of a rehab assignment with Iowa this season, batting .250 (5-for-20) with one home run and seven RBI. Today’s activation from the restricted list and return to the 40-man roster marks the completion of his 40-game suspension, which included the final 12 games of the 2018 season and the first 28 games of this season.
Morrow, 34, was placed on the injured list on Opening Day (retroactive to March 25) as he continues his recovery from offseason right elbow surgery.
Addison Russell has been officially reinstated from restricted list & optioned to Iowa. Brandon Morrow transferred to 60-day IL to make room on 40-man. Cubs will have another 40-man decision to make tomorrow when Oscar De La Cruz is added to the 40 again after PED suspension— Sahadev Sharma (@sahadevsharma) May 2, 2019