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Injury updates: Darvish, Edwards

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CHICAGO -- The Cubs may have a better feel on Wednesday as to whether shortstop Addison Russell needs to go on the disabled list because of a sprained left middle finger.

Russell underwent an MRI on Tuesday and was able to take batting practice and play catch on Wednesday. He sprained his finger during his second at-bat on Sunday against the Mets.

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CHICAGO -- The Cubs may have a better feel on Wednesday as to whether shortstop Addison Russell needs to go on the disabled list because of a sprained left middle finger.

Russell underwent an MRI on Tuesday and was able to take batting practice and play catch on Wednesday. He sprained his finger during his second at-bat on Sunday against the Mets.

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"He's feeling pretty good," Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Wednesday. "We'll evaluate after he plays catch ... and then try to figure out [Wednesday] or the next day. It really is one day at a time, but he felt better than he thought he would.

"The DL is still a possibility," Maddon said. "If he comes through this as well as he thinks he is, it may not be."

• Reliever Carl Edwards Jr., who has been on the disabled list since May 30 with inflammation in his right shoulder, is pain-free and in the midst of a strengthening program.

"He's coming along really well," Maddon said of the right-hander. "He's feeling good, he's feeling stronger. I'm waiting for the next level."

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Yu Darvish, on the disabled list with inflammation in his right triceps, played catch for the second straight day on Wednesday. There is no timetable for his return.

"It's still status quo," Maddon said.

Carrie Muskat has covered the Cubs since 1987, and for MLB.com since 2001. You can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat.

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