Report: Cubs recall hot-hitting third baseman
|Sunday, June 25, 2017, 10:43 PM- -|
Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell left Sunday's game with a shoulder issue that has hampered him throughout the 2017 season. ESPN's Jesse Rogers is reporting that the Cubs will make a move on Monday to promote Jeimer Candelario from Triple-A Iowa to help bolster their lineup depth.
Candelario is batting .274 with 22 doubles, nine homers, 41 RBI in 63 games at Triple-A Iowa this season.
"Jeimer Candelario being recalled for the Cubs," ESPN's Jesse Rogers posted on Sunday night. "Russell injury likely the reason another body needed. Cubs carrying 9 relievers."
In 2017, Russell is batting .232 with seven homers, 29 RBI, and .300 on-base percentage.