Russell out with injury vs. Indians

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Kamil Krzaczynski - USA Today Sports
Kamil Krzaczynski - USA Today Sports

The Chicago Cubs will play a spring training game against the Cleveland Indians at 1:05 pm CT on Friday afternoon. Cubs veteran pitcher John Lackey will take the mound for the defending World Champions.

However, star shortstop is a late scratch to the Cubs lineup with a stiff back. Hopefully, this injury is just precautionary and will not linger into the start of the season.

In 2016, Russell batted .238 with 21 homers, 95 RBIs, and an on-base percentage of .321. During the 2016 postseason, he had three homers and 13 RBIs.

The Oakland Athletics drafted him in the first round (11th overall) of the 2012 MLB Draft.

Previous Cubs batting lineup vs. Indians

1. Tommy La Stella 3B
2. Albert Almora Jr CF
3. Anthony Rizzo 1B
4. Addison Russell SS
5. Miguel Montero C
6. Jason Heyward RF
7. Munenori Kawasaki 2B
8. John Lackey P
9. Jon Jay LF

Indians batting lineup vs. Cubs

1. Perez DH
2. Jackson CF
3. Ramirez 2B
4. Chisenhall RF
5. Gomes C
6. Guyer LF
7. Colabello 1B
8. Diaz 3B
9. Urshela SS

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