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Kyle Russell | Outfielder

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/27/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 185
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Braves signed OF Kyle Russell to a minor league contract.
Russell was released by the Dodgers earlier this week. The 26-year-old batted .251/.367/.466 with 11 home runs and an .833 OPS in 81 games last season between Double- and Triple-A and will serve as organizational depth with Atlanta. Fri, Mar 29, 2013 05:11:00 PM

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Dodgers released OF Kyle Russell.

Russell, a third round pick of the Dodgers in 2008, batted .251/.367/.466 with 11 home runs, 44 RBI and an .833 OPS in 81 games last season between Double- and Triple-A. The 26-year-old has some pop in his bat, but he has struck out in 31 percent of his plate appearances in the minors.
Fri, Mar 22, 2013 05:13:00 PM

Kyle Russell hit a pair of homers for low Single-A Great Lakes on Sunday, giving him six in his last nine games.

The Dodgers have tried shortening Russell's swing since taking him in the third round out of Texas last year. His .330/.408/.679 line this year suggests that it's working, but given that he turns 23 next month, he's older than most of the pitchers he's facing and he has struck out 28 times in 30 games. The power is legit, but he still seems like something of a long shot.
Mon, May 11, 2009 01:29:00 PM

Texas Longhorns outfielder Kyle Russell was selected 142nd overall by the Cardinals.

Russell, a draft-eligible sophomore, was a first-round pick on talent. He has 30- or 40-homer power from the left side of the plate, though he may have trouble making contact against advanced pitching. He's also nothing special on defense. The Cardinals could really use another power hitter in the farm system, but he might prove too costly to sign.
Thu, Jun 7, 2007 08:08:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Evan Gattis
2Gerald Laird
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Tommy La Stella
2Tyler Pastornicky
SS1Andrelton Simmons
3B1Chris Johnson
2Ramiro Pena
LF1Justin Upton
2Ryan Doumit
CF1B.J. Upton
2Jordan Schafer
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Mike Minor
3Ervin Santana
4Aaron Harang
5Alex Wood
6Brandon Beachy
7Kris Medlen
8Gavin Floyd
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2David Carpenter
3Jordan Walden
4Shae Simmons
5Anthony Varvaro
6Cory Gearrin
7Jonny Venters
8David Hale
9Chasen Shreve