James Russell
    James Russell
    James Russell
    Healthy
    Relief Pitcher | Free Agent
    Bats / Throws Left / Left
    Date of Birth 1/8/1986
    Height, Weight 6'4", 205 lbs
    From Cincinnati, OH
    College Navarro (TX) JC
    Drafted 2007 - Rd 14 by CHC
    Salary --
    Fantasy Own % 0.0
    2016 Season Career
    SV
    0
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    WHIP
    3.23
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    ERA
    18.69
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    BIOGRAPHY  
    Bats / Throws Left / Left
    Date of Birth 1/8/1986
    Height, Weight 6'4", 205 lbs
    From Cincinnati, OH
    College Navarro (TX) JC
    Drafted 2007 - Rd 14 by CHC
    Salary --
    Fantasy Own % 0.0
    RotowireFeb 13, 8:35a ET

    News

    Russell signed a minor league contract with the Indians on Monday that includes an invitation to spring training, Tommy Stokke of FanRag Sports reports.

    Impact

    The deal isn't complete until the left-hander passes a physical, but it seems like he'll be switching leagues with the hopes of returning to the majors. Russell spent the bulk of 2016 with the Phillies' Triple-A affiliate in Lehigh Valley, and he compiled a 4.29 ERA while acting as both a starter and a reliever. He'll compete for a bullpen role out of spring training, but it'll be tough to carve out a niche with Ryan Merritt and Shawn Morimando competing for southpaw spots behind Andrew Miller and Boone Logan in the Tribe's bullpen.