Tigers are among teams with interest in Addison Russell— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 6, 2019
Russell, who served a 40-game suspension during the 2018 season, stayed with the Cubs for the 2019 season despite overwhelming criticism toward the organization.
After a short stint in the minors, the Cubs called Russell up in May. He posted a .244/.319/.402 slash line before being sent down in July. The demotion came as a result of his poor play and failing to know the team’s signals during games.
When the Cubs brought him back up in August, Russell’s struggles only continued. He posted a .227/.292/.375 slash line in his final 88 at-bats.
While the Tigers, along with other clubs, might be hoping he can return to his All-Star form from 2016, it seems unlikely MLB ever sees that player again given his .243/.310/.379 line over the past three seasons.