CHICAGO — Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell was placed on the 10-day disabled list Friday because of a strained right foot.
An All-Star last season, Russell is batting .241 with 10 homers and 36 RBIs. He has 11 errors after committing 14 a year ago. Manager Joe Maddon said the foot has been “bothering him noticeably” in recent days.
“We just thought it was wise to get it settled down right now,” Maddon said. “And that’s what we’re doing.”
Russell also has been bothered at times by shoulder pain. Maddon said the foot problem is unrelated.
“That’s not been part of the issue,” he said.
Chicago also called up left-handed pitcher Rob Zastryzny from Triple-A Iowa before Friday’s game against the NL East-leading Washington Nationals. Zastryzny made one appearance for the Cubs in May and pitched in eight games for them last season.