The Cubs are dealing with an assortment of issues right now. They are 11-12 in June, and are still 1.5 games back of the Brewers for first place in the division. They have dealt with the demotion of Kyle Schwarber to the minors. Then, there are the injuries to Jason Heyward, Ben Zobrist, and Kyle Hendricks.

While this has been happening to the team's shortstop, Addison Russell has had just as much frustration to himself. His fallout with his wife who filed for divorce about a week ago went public. The MLB had to investigate domestic violence accusations.

Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse for Russell, the 23-year old had to leave yesterday's game with shoulder pain.

Russell says shoulder needs monitoring

Mark Gonzalez of the Chicago Tribune reported that Russell says his shoulder will need maintenance. The discomfort in his shoulder made Russell leave in the fourth inning in yesterday's 4-2 loss to the Miami Marlins. The news is a blow to Russell. Russell raised his average to .232 over the course of the last two weeks.

The injury means that Javy Baez will take over at second base. Ian Happ and Tommy La Stella will rotate at second base, while rookie, Mark Zagunis, will get more playing time in right field. Kris Bryant or Wilson Contreras are other candidates who could play in the outfield when necessary if Happ played the infield.

Candelario promoted in wake of injury

Gonzalez also confirmed that Jeimer Candelario was promoted from the Iowa Cubs Monday morning. This will be Candelario's second stint with the Cubs. Candelario hit .143 in six games when he was here last. Candelario was hitting much better in the minors though. He was hitting .274, with nine home runs, and 41 runs batted in.

The 23-year-old is rated the fourth best prospect in the Cubs farm system according to He can play third or first base, and will provide a left-handed bat off the bench.

Move means possible DL stint for Russell

The move to bring Candelario meant that pitcher, Dylan Floro, was sent back to the minors. Floro didn't pitch at all in the Miami series, which means that the Cubs feel confident with what they have in the bullpen for the time being.

Hector Rondon has shown flashes last year. Justin Grimm has looked to turn it around, while Koji Uehara, Carl Edwards Jr., and Wade Davis have been consistent all year long. However, this could also mean that the Cubs could put Russell on the 10-day DL to make room for another player.