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  1. Former Chicago Cubs lefty James Russell released by BravesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2015 | Cubbies Crib

    Mar 18, 2015; Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA; Atlanta Braves relief pitcher James Russell throws a pitch during the fourth inning of a spring training baseball game against the New York Yankees at Champion Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports According to multiple reports, former Chicago Cubs left-hander James Russell has been released by the Atlanta Braves the team that acquired him from Chicago back in July last season.

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  2. Mets Morning News: Duda Mets like Lucas Duda enough for an extension?Read the original story

    Mar 29, 2015 | Amazin' Avenue

    ... of the season . AVAILABLE LEFT-HANDED RELIEF PITCHER ALERT: The Braves released left-handed relief pitcher James Russell, who had a rough spring but has been pretty good over the last few years. Tanner Roark, who was very good last year as a ...

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  3. James Russell?Read the original story

    Mar 29, 2015 | Bleed Cubbie Blue

    As most of you know the Braves released a familiar face in James Russell. Since the Cubs are quite familiar with Russell and know what to expect from him and the cubs have a need for a reliable left handed reliever.

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  4. Lefty reliever James Russell released; Mets should passRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2015 | Rising Apple

    Mar 13, 2015; Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA; Atlanta Braves pitcher James Russell warms up before the start of the third inning of the spring training game against the Detroit Tigers at Champion Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports Russell, 29, had a 2.97 ERA and 1.12 WHIP in 57.2 innings of work while splitting last season between the Cubs and Braves.

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  5. Left-hander James Russell released by Atlanta BravesRead the original story

    Mar 29, 2015 | CBS Atlanta

    Acquired last season at the trade deadline from the Chicago Cubs, the 29-year-old reliever avoided arbitration during the offseason by agreeing to a one-year deal for $2,425,000 that was not guaranteed. Instead of his salary, he receives $596,311, which is 45 days termination pay.

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  6. Braves release left-hander James RussellRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2015 | MSNBC

    Russell had an impressive 2.97 ERA and 1.13 WHIP in 57 2/3 innings last season between the Cubs and Braves, but he was the odd man out for an Opening Day bullpen spot this spring with Atlanta. The nine earned runs he allowed in 7 2/3 Grapefruit League innings did not help his cause.

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  7. Braves release left-hander RussellRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2015 | Atlanta Braves

    Instead of waiting to see if James Russell could turn things around during the final week of Spring Training, the Braves gave the veteran left-hander his unconditional release on Sunday morning. Because Russell is still arbitration-eligible, the Braves will have to pay him $606,250 -- 45 days' worth of the $2.4 million salary that he agreed to via the arbitration process in January.

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  8. Sunday Spotlight: Epstein, Maddon Face Tough Decision on Opening Day LHP'sRead the original story

    Mar 22, 2015 | Sports Media 101

    ... to be one of those. The Cubs' obviously have a need to fill in their bullpen after the departures of both James Russell (via trade in 2014) and Wesley Wright (via free agency) but no one could have predicted that the proverbial bag of spare parts ...

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  9. Braves Bullpen Battle Continues At Spring Training CampRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 19, 2015 | Chattanoogan.com

    ... that he was targeted for when he signed a one-year, $925,000 deal in January. There has been an assumption James Russell will also gain a bullpen spot. But Russell damaged his candidacy as he surrendered hits, including two homers and a double, to ...

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  10. Veteran reliever Veras released by BravesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 19, 2015 | Major League Baseball

    ... a walk and hit a batter while recording just two outs against the Yankees. With Veras out of the picture, James Russell , Luis Avilan , Michael Kohn, Arodys Vizcaino and Juan Jaime will battle for the final three available spots in Atlanta's ...

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  11. Braves bullpen picture coming into focus, but spots remainRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 18, 2015 | Atlanta Braves

    ... that he was targeted for when he signed a one-year, $925,000 deal in January. There has been an assumption James Russell will also gain a bullpen spot. But Russell damaged his candidacy as he surrendered hits, including two homers and a double, to ...

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  12. A Preview Of The 2015 Cubs, Halfway Through Spring TrainingRead the original story

    Mar 16, 2015 | Bleed Cubbie Blue

    ... Kalish , Eli Whiteside , Jeff Samardzija , Carlos Villanueva , Chris Rusin , Dan Straily , Wesley Wright , James Russell , Kyuji Fujikawa and Jose Veras . That's significant turnover, nearly a third of the 25-man since last August (the last time the ...

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  13. Chicago Cubs to sign LHP Phil Coke to minor league dealRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2015 | Cubbies Crib

    ... Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports The Chicago Cubs emptied their bullpen of lefty specialists last season, trading James Russell to the Atlanta Braves mid-season, and not bringing back Wesley Wright . The move of letting Wright go was a bit of a ...

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  14. 'Reverse-split" relievers intrigue Cubs' MaddonRead the original story

    Feb 28, 2015 | Daily Herald

    ... But they enter this season without a true veteran left-handed reliever following last July's trade of James Russell and the off-season decision not to bring back Wesley Wright. Lefty Zac Rosscup is in camp. He finished the 2014 season with the Cubs, ...

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  15. Know Your Enemy: Atlanta BravesRead the original story

    Feb 27, 2015 | Bleed Cubbie Blue

    ... , Jason Grilli and (heaven help them) Jose Veras in an attempt to squeeze out a setup man or two. Former Cub James Russell returns, and Arodys Vizcaino , who the Cubs returned to Atlanta in the Tommy La Stella deal, has a chance to make the pen. If ...

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  16. Cubs have a spring in their stepRead the original story

    Feb 18, 2015 | Chicago Sun-Times

    ... 2014 active Opening Day roster (John Baker, Darwin Barney, Emilio Bonifacio, Ryan Kalish, Justin Ruggiano, James Russell, Jeff Samardzija, Nate Schierholtz, Luis Valbuena, Jose Veras, Carlos Villanueva, Wesley Wright). 8 - Big-leaguers added to the ...

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  17. Cubs bullpen ready to answer questionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2015 | Daily Herald

    ... back last year and appeared in 29 games for the Cards. The Cubs traded stalwart -- and sometimes overworked -- James Russell at the July 31 deadline last year, leaving them without a veteran left-handed setup man. Zac Rosscup made 18 appearances ...

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  18. Cubs building depth in the system at the catcher positionRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 15, 2015 | Cubbies Crib

    ... Mark Zagunis with the 78th overall (third round). They then snatched Victor Caratini from the Braves in the James Russell / Emilio Bonifacio trade. Now, with the additions of Miguel Montero and David Ross , it's possible the team could enter camp ...

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  19. 2015 Spring-Training Countdown, Day 7: Jody DavisRead the original story

    Feb 12, 2015 | Bleed Cubbie Blue

    ... 2008 Daytona Cubs, whose roster included Darwin Barney , Welington Castillo , Andrew Cashner , Blake Parker , James Russell and Brian Schlitter , won the Florida State League title. He'll always be fondly remembered by Cubs fans who lived through ...

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  20. Braves add Jose Veras to their suddenly aged bullpenRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 10, 2015 | MSNBC

    ... 3.64 ERA and a 189/89 K/BB ratio in 175 2/3 innings. As things stand now, Craig Kimbrel , Grilli, Johnson and James Russell would seem to be guaranteed spots in the Atlanta bullpen. Outman and Veras will be clear favorites for two of the three ...

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