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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

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Christian Bethancourt
2A.J. Pierzynski
3Jesus Flores
1B1Freddie Freeman
2Joey Terdoslavich
2B1Jace Peterson
2Alberto Callaspo
3Phil Gosselin
SS1Andrelton Simmons
2Pedro Ciriaco
3B1Chris Johnson
2Kelly Johnson
LF1Zoilo Almonte
2Jonny Gomes
3Todd Cunningham
CF1Melvin Upton
2Eric Young Jr.
3Joe Benson
RF1Nick Markakis
2Dian Toscano
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Mike Minor
3Shelby Miller
4Alex Wood
5Wandy Rodriguez
6Eric Stults
7Michael Foltynewicz
8Chien-Ming Wang
9Cody Martin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Jason Grilli
3James Russell
4Luis Avilan
5Jim Johnson
6Juan Jaime
7Arodys Vizcaino
8Michael Kohn
9Josh Outman
10Todd Coffey
11Brandon Cunniff
12Leyson Septimo
13Shae Simmons