Braves and LHP James Russell avoided arbitration with a one-year, $2.425 million contract.
Braves acquired LHP James Russell and INF/OF Emilio Bonifacio from the Cubs for C Victor Caratini.
James Russell picked up his first save of the year with a perfect 13th against the Marlins on Monday.
James Russell (arm) threw an inning Wednesday in his Cactus League debut.
James Russell (arm) will make his Cactus League debut Wednesday.
James Russell (arm) threw a successful bullpen session on Friday and could be ready for game action by the end of next week.
James Russell (arm) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Friday in Cubs camp.
James Russell has yet to appear in a Cactus League game this spring because of arm fatigue.
Cubs avoided arbitration with LHP James Russell by agreeing to a one-year, $1.77 million contract.
Bruce Levine of ESPNChicago.com reports that the Cubs nearly traded James Russell to the Braves last week.
James Russell gave up a three-run homer after taking over in the eighth inning to take a blown save and a loss Tuesday against the A's.
CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that teams have asked the Cubs about James Russell, but they are not inclined to trade him.
James Russell has emerged as one of the Cubs' few bright spots in 2013, checking in with a 1.04 ERA and 0.87 WHIP in 23 appearances.
Cubs and RHP James Russell avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.075 million contract.