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James Russell | Relief Pitcher

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (29) / 1/8/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 200
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
Contract: view contract details

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Phillies signed LHP James Russell to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Russell posted a rough 5.29 ERA in 49 relief appearances this past season for the Cubs. He'll try to reestablish himself next spring in Phillies camp with the hope of landing a spot in the bullpen for Opening Day. Signing a minor league deal this early probably means Russell was given some assurances from the Philadelphia front office. The 29-year-old left-hander was very effective for the Cubs and Braves in 2014. Nov 12 - 11:40 AM

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C1Carlos Ruiz
2Cameron Rupp
1B1Ryan Howard
2Darin Ruf
2B1Cesar Hernandez
2Darnell Sweeney
3Emmanuel Burriss
4Angelys Nina
SS1Freddy Galvis
2Andres Blanco
3Ryan Jackson
3B1Maikel Franco
LF1Cody Asche
CF1Odubel Herrera
2Roman Quinn
RF1Aaron Altherr
Starting Pitcher
S1Aaron Harang
2Aaron Nola
3Matt Harrison
4Jerad Eickhoff
5Adam Morgan
6David Buchanan
7Alec Asher
Relief Pitcher
R1Ken Giles
2Luis Garcia
3Jeanmar Gomez
4Mario Hollands
5Elvis Araujo
6Hector Neris
7Dan Otero
8Colton Murray
9Jimmy Cordero
10Dalier Hinojosa
11A.J. Achter
12Nefi Ogando
13Edubray Ramos
14Reiner Roibal