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Kevin Russo | Third Baseman

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 7/8/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Tigers re-signed INF/OF Kevin Russo to a minor league contract.
The deal does not include a spring training invite. Russo, now 29, hasn't appeared in the majors since 2010 as a member of the Yankees. He hit just .213/.252/.309 in 103 games with Detroit's Triple-A affiliate in 2013. Wed, Dec 25, 2013 02:49:00 PM

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Tigers signed INF/OF Kevin Russo to a minor league contract.

The 28-year-old utility player has spent his entire seven-year minor league career in the Yankees organization, compiling a .286/.350/.377 batting line. Russo is capable of playing second base, third base and all three outfield positions, and his versatility could allow him to compete for a bench spot with the Tigers in 2013.
Sat, Nov 17, 2012 10:49:00 PM

Yankees sent INF-OF Kevin Russo outright to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Russo successfully cleared waivers after being designated for assignment by the Bombers last Friday. The utility man will stick around as organizational depth.
Wed, May 11, 2011 03:11:00 PM

Yankees designated INF-OF Kevin Russo for assignment.

The 26-year-old defensive specialist was hitting just .230 through his first 111 plate appearances at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Russo hit .184 in 49 at-bats for the Yankees a season ago. He will latch on somewhere else, but the deck is stacked against him ever receiving another major-league at-bat.
Fri, May 6, 2011 02:38:00 PM

Yankees reassigned INF-OF Kevin Russo to minor league camp.

Russo hit just .143 with a .351 OPS across 21 at-bats this season at spring training. He will serve as organizational depth this year for the Yankees.
Wed, Mar 23, 2011 05:51:00 PM

Yankees recalled INF-OF Kevin Russo from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Russo was 9-for-48 (.188) with two doubles and four RBI in 29 games with the Bombers earlier this season. He isn't likely to play much down the stretch, but is capable of playing second base, shortstop, third base and all three outfield positions.
Mon, Sep 13, 2010 09:19:00 AM

Yankees optioned infielder-outfielder Kevin Russo to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Russo had received just one at-bat in three weeks, so he definitely needed a stint in Triple-A to shake the rust. He hit .188/.250/.229 in 48 at-bats for the Yankees.
Fri, Jul 16, 2010 05:21:00 PM

Kevin Russo will start at third base for the Yankees on Saturday as Alex Rodriguez remains day-to-day with his hip injury.

Russo will bat eighth for the Yankees, behind Curtis Granderson, against the Astros on Saturday. Russo is 5-for-36 this year in the majors, though most of his starts came in the outfield.
Sat, Jun 12, 2010 09:42:00 AM

Kevin Russo notched his first two major league hits, including a two-run double in a win over the Mets on Friday night.

The game was scoreless all the way until the seventh inning, when Russo punched a two-run double into the right field corner off Elmer Dessens. Though he was primarily a second baseman in the minor leagues, Russo started in left field on Friday night. It was a memorable night for the kid, but he obviously won't get enough playing time to warrant any fantasy attention.
Fri, May 21, 2010 10:45:00 PM

Yankees recalled INF Kevin Russo from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Russo spent about five days with the Yankees earlier this season and went 0-for-2 in the short stint. He'll again see limited playing time.
Thu, May 20, 2010 04:18:00 PM

Yankees optioned 2B Kevin Russo to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Russo wasn't going to find many at-bats now that Robinson Cano is over a recent knee injury. He was 0-for-2 with a strikeout during his brief stint with the club.
Thu, May 13, 2010 11:13:00 AM

Yankees recalled 2B Kevin Russo from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Russo will provide depth for the Yankees while Robinson Cano is on the bench. Russo was hitting .302/.383/.425 in 27 games for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Sat, May 8, 2010 12:32:00 PM

Yankees optioned INFs Kevin Russo and Juan Miranda, RHPs Jonathan Albaladejo and Mark Melancon and OF Greg Golson to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Not many surprises in here, but now we know that Ramiro Pena has clinched a role with the big club as a backup infielder. Russo, 25, was 8-for-24 (.333) with three RBI this spring. He could still get a call later this season.
Thu, Mar 25, 2010 03:08:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Alex Avila
2Bryan Holaday
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
SS1Eugenio Suarez
2Andrew Romine
3Jose Iglesias
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1Andy Dirks
2Rajai Davis
3J.D. Martinez
CF1Austin Jackson
2Don Kelly
RF1Torii Hunter
2J.D. Martinez
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Justin Verlander
2Max Scherzer
3Anibal Sanchez
4Rick Porcello
5Drew Smyly
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Joe Nathan
2Joakim Soria
3Joba Chamberlain
4Joel Hanrahan
5Ian Krol
6Al Alburquerque
7Phil Coke
8Blaine Hardy
9Patrick McCoy
10Luke Putkonen
11Bruce Rondon