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Adam Russell | Relief Pitcher

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (31) / 4/14/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 280
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Reds released RHP Adam Russell.
Russell posted a 4.33 ERA, 1.64 WHIP, and 34/19 K/BB ratio in 35 1/3 innings at Triple-A Louisville. The 31-year-old hasn't pitched in a major league game since 2011. Aug 4 - 10:28 AM

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Reds signed RHP Adam Russell to a minor league contract.

Russell signed a minor league deal with the D'Backs over the winter but didn't wind up pitching for them. He hasn't appeared in the majors since 2011 and posted a 2.37 ERA in 60 2/3 innings last season for the Orioles' Triple-A affiliate in Norfolk. The big righty is merely minor league depth.
May 4 - 8:24 AM

Diamondbacks signed RHP Adam Russell to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Russell announced the news on his personal Twitter feed Thursday morning. The 30-year-old right-hander had a promising 2.37 ERA in 60 2/3 innings this past season for the Orioles' Triple-A affiliate in Norfolk and will try to make the Diamondbacks bullpen next spring.
Thu, Nov 28, 2013 11:48:00 AM

Orioles signed RHP Adam Russell to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Russell had a rough 7.02 ERA in 50 innings this past season between Double-A and Triple-A. He's doubtful to win a spot in the Orioles' Opening Day bullpen.
Wed, Dec 5, 2012 04:14:00 PM

Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports that the Orioles have signed right-hander Adam Russell.

The Orioles have yet to confirm, but Russell announced the signing on his Facebook page. It's presumably a minor league deal. The 29-year-old right-hander pitched exclusively in the minors last season between the Braves and Angels. He had a 3.03 ERA and 13/20 K/BB ratio over 32 2/3 innings with the Rays in 2011.
Wed, Dec 5, 2012 04:05:00 PM

Braves released RHP Adam Russell.

Russell, 28, held a 7.28 ERA in 38 1/3 innings for their Triple-A affiliate. He'll try to latch on elsewhere for the rest of the season.
Sun, Jul 22, 2012 08:14:00 AM

Braves signed RHP Adam Russell to a minor league contract.

He'll also get an invite to spring training. Russell, 28, posted a 3.03 ERA and 13/20 K/BB ratio over 32 2/3 innings with the Rays this season. He could be a sleeper candidate to make Atlanta's Opening Day bullpen.
Tue, Nov 22, 2011 08:30:00 PM

Rays sent RHP Adam Russell outright to Triple-A Durham.

Russell successfully cleared waivers after being designated for assignment last week. The 28-year-old right-hander has a 3.03 ERA and 13/20 K/BB ratio over 32 2/3 innings with the Rays this season. He'll likely be back with the big club later this summer.
Mon, Jul 25, 2011 08:52:00 PM

Rays designated RHP Adam Russell for assignment.

Russell is the unfortunate victim of a roster crunch, as the Rays called up Alex Cobb to start Monday night and need a fresh arm for the bullpen. The 28-year-old has a 3.03 ERA and 13/20 K/BB ratio over 32 2/3 innings this season. The sudden lack of strikeouts are a disappointment, but he does have a ground ball rate north of 50 percent. He should draw some interest on the waiver wire.
Mon, Jul 18, 2011 04:06:00 PM

Adam Russell surrendered three runs and four hits in one-third of an inning Sunday against the Orioles.

The Rays are counting on Russell to be a big part of their pen after acquiring him from the Padres in the Jason Bartlett deal, but he has a 7.88 ERA this spring. During that span, he’s allowed 19 hits in just eight innings of work. He doesn’t look like much of a sleeper saves candidate at the moment.
Sun, Mar 20, 2011 04:29:00 PM

Rays acquired RHP Adam Russell from the Padres.

Russell has landed on his third team in the last couple years, as he was also part of the Jake Peavy deal with the White Sox. The 6-8 right-hander has struck out a batter per inning during his 49 big league frames thus far, but control can be a problem at times. He's out of options and thus is expected to make the team as a middle reliever.
Fri, Dec 17, 2010 06:44:00 PM

Padres recalled RHP Adam Russell from Triple-A Portland.

Russell had a 4.88 ERA in 51 2/3 innings for Portland, though that was mostly the result of a bad first half. Since the All-Star break, he was at 2.70 in 20 innings. Of course, he had still walked 17 in that span.
Fri, Sep 3, 2010 05:50:00 PM

Padres optioned RHP Adam Russell to Triple-A Portland.

This guy just should never unpack his bags. This is the third time Russell has been optioned back to Triple-A this season. Russell has a 3.72 ERA over six appearances with the big club, but gave up four runs against the Cardinals on Thursday.
Fri, May 28, 2010 07:22:00 PM

Padres recalled RHP Adam Russell from Triple-A Portland.

This will be Russell's third trip from Portland to San Diego, and it's only May 20. He's tossed 4 1/3 scoreless inning this year in the big leagues.
Thu, May 20, 2010 06:57:00 PM

Padres optioned RHP Adam Russell to Triple-A Portland.

Russell has been up and down a few times this year as an emergency reliever. He's tossed 4 1/3 scoreless innings, but the Padres obviously don't think that success is sustainable. So it's back to Triple-A.
Sat, May 15, 2010 05:48:00 PM

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SS1Zack Cozart
3B1Todd Frazier
2Jack Hannahan
LF1Ryan Ludwick
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8Jumbo Diaz
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