The Chicago Cubs got a mixed bag of injury news Wednesday, the most disconcerting of which is that shortstop Addison Russell has suffered a setback.
Russell was supposed to start Wednesday for Class AAA Iowa at Memphis, but the team said he experienced soreness in his right foot during pregame work and had to be scratched from the lineup.
On the other side of the ledger, ace lefty Jon Lester threw 50 pitches in his bullpen session, and he could be ready to start as early as this weekend.
Catcher Willson Contreras put on the gear and had a full session of catching and throwing during early work on the field.
Reliever Justin Grimm (finger) had his appearance for Iowa moved from Thursday to Wednesday because of bad weather expected for the Memphis area.
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