"It just felt normal," Russell said. "Confidence was up. I was reading the ball off the bat pretty well today, and I made a few plays and turned a double play today. So, it was a good thing today."
Offensively, Russell was 0-for-3 hitting out of the nine-hole. He is batting .241 for the season.
There are no signs that this was anything more than a day off for Castro, a three-time All-Star, who is batting .229 since May 1.
Jacob Emert is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.