With the defensive need at middle infield and Almora consistently underperforming all season, a swapping him and Russell is warranted.
Tag: Martin Maldonado
News broke on Monday that the Chicago Cubs called Duane Underwood up to the MLB roster from Triple-A Iowa. Also, Willson Contreras was placed on the IL with a strained hamstring over the weekend. Today, it was confirmed that Contreras will miss four weeks with the injury.
In a series of… strange events, the Cubs have traded catcher Martin Maldonado to the Houston Astros for super-utility outfielder Tony Kemp.
Contreras’ bat needs to be in the lineup as much as possible, and resting him constantly as a catcher prevents that from happening.