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JAMES RUSSELL RUMORS

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

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

Braves acquire James Russell, Emilio Bonifacio from Cubs

The Chicago Cubs have agreed to trade infielder/outfielder Emilio Bonifacio, left-handed pitcher James Russell, and cash to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for catcher Victor Caratini, the teams announced.Bonifacio, 29, can play second base, third base, and all three outfield positions, which makes him an intriguing piece to their team. So far this season with the Cubs, he has been...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

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

Cubs Trade Russell and Speedy Neifi to Braves

Yesteday, the Cubs acquired LHP Felix Doubront for a player to be named later from the Boston Red Sox. A trade that I like a whole lot presuming the PTBNL isn't much and considering Doubront's ability to strikeout many hitters. A move to the NL Central certainly won't hurt his numbers either. Today, the deadline has been rocking and the Cubs big moves were out of the way earlier...
Via Cub Reporter
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

Cubs Rumors: Chicago may trade James Russell, Wesley Wright, Emilio Bonifacio

The Chicago Cubs have struggled in nearly every aspect of the game this season and are sitting at 43-61, last in the National League Central. With the team looking towards the future, they already made their big deal, trading Jeff Samardzija to get one of the best prospects in baseball, shortstop Addison Russell. But what other potential moves are out there for the Cubs?#452855528...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 29, 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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