Addison Russell a late addition to Cubs' Thursday lineup

Chicago Cubs infielder Addison Russell is in the lineup on Thursday in the team's game against the Milwaukee Brewers.

What It Means:

Russell was originally slated to be on the bench on Thursday, but Javier Baez was scratched with a thumb issue. Now, Russell will get the nod at shortstop while batting seventh in the order against Brewers starter Chase Anderson.

In 216 plate appearances this season, Russell has a .234 batting average and a .698 OPS.