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Phillies sign lefty James Russell

Phillies GM Matt Klentak continues to add bullpen help so far this offseason and follows up claiming righty reliever Dan Otero off waivers with the signing lefty specialist James Russell. The Phillies and Russell agreed to terms on a minor league contract that includes an invite to Spring Training and don’t be surprised if he makes the 25-man roster. The 29-year old had an off...
Via Complete Philly Coverage
November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies sign left-handed reliever James Russell

View image | gettyimages.com Both Phillies president Andy MacPhail and general manager Matt Klentak mentioned that the team would seek to acquire pitching however they could. The Phillies added yet another reliever today in their quest for that depth. James Russell, previously with the Chicago Cubs was added to the...
Via Philliedelphia
November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Braves' Russell puts focus on making rotation, not bullpen

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The Braves' clubhouse in the Wide World of Sports complex is littered with new acquisitions who are gunning for the fifth spot in the rotation, a group of highly-touted young arms and veterans. It's a crowded field, and holdover James Russell, who has spent the bulk of his five-year career in the bullpen, is working to remain a part of it. "They just told...
Via Fox Sports South
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Braves agreed to $2,425,000 deal with lefty James Russell

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves have agreed to a one-year contract with left-handed reliever James Russell for $2,425,000. The deal Thursday avoids arbitration with Russell, who went 0-2 with a 2.97 ERA and one save in 66 games while splitting last season between the Chicago Cubs and Atlanta. He made $1,775,000. Left-handed starter Mike Minor is the only Braves player in arbitration...
Via Associated Press
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Braves demote Schafer, add Bonifacio, Russell to roster

One speedster in, one speedster out. To make room for their pre-trade-deadline acquisition of Cubs outfielder Emilio Bonifacio (.279 batting, .318 on-base percentage), the Atlanta Braves designated outfielder Jordan Schafer for assignment on Friday, leaving the other 29 MLB clubs a 10-day window to claim Schafer (.163 batting, 15 steals), via waivers. "I'd be surprised if (Schafer...
Via Fox Sports South
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Bonifacio and Russell join Braves in San Diego

INF Emilio Bonifacio offers infield versatility and a back-up outfielder for Fredi Gonzalez. Not willing to stand pat at the trade deadline with bench questions and help needed in the bullpen, Frank Wren made the call Thursday just an hour before the trade deadline to acquire IF Emilio Bonifacio and LHP James Russell from the Chicago Cubs for Class A catching prospect Victor Caratini...
Via BravesWire
August 01, 2014  |  1 Comment

Reports: Braves acquire Bonifacio, Russell from Cubs at trade deadline

The Atlanta Braves snuck in a deal right before a busy trade deadline passed, acquiring two potential pieces for the 25-man roster in utility man Emilio Bonifacio and left-handed reliever James Russell from the Chicago Cubs, according to multiple media reports. The Braves sent 20-year-old third base/catching prospect Victor Caratini back to the Cubs. The trade addresses the two...
Via Fox Sports South
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves upgrade bench, bullpen with Emilio Bonifacio, James Russell

The Atlanta Braves didn’t make a blockbuster deal leading up to the trade deadline, but did upgrade both their bench and bullpen by acquiring Emilio Bonifacio and James Russell from the Cubs. In exchange for Bonifacio and Russell, the Braves will send Minor League catcher Victor Caratini to the Cubs. — Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) July 31, 2014 Bonfiacio is hitting .279/.318/.373...
Via The Outside Corner
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs trade rumors: James Russell edition

Year after year it seems as though the name of James Russell is always a hot trend when approaching the MLB trade deadline. For the past two seasons Russell has been connected with numerous teams gauging interest, yet he has not been dealt away either year. Sure enough as we approach the deadline, and the trading season has been kicked off with a bang (Via the Jeff Samardzija trade...
Via isportsweb.com
July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

James Russell is crushed that the Cubs won’t re-sign Jeff Samardzija

“It’ll definitely be different if a guy like Jeff leaves. He’s been one of the staples around here. You just kind of put his face with the Cubs team. It’d be definite culture change. “It’d be like taking one step forward and 10 steps back.” -Cubs reliever James Russell on Chicago’s failed efforts to re-sign their ace (via the Chicago Sun-Times) To which Cubs GM Jed...
Via The Outside Corner
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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