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Addison Russell | Shortstop | #27

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (22) / 1/23/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (11) / OAK
Contract: view contract details

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Addison Russell clubbed his 20th home run of the season as the Cubs routed the Astros 9-5 in Houston on Sunday night.
Russell launched his two-run homer in the fourth inning, increasing the Cubs early advantage to 9-0. He also chipped in a couple of singles in the ballgame, finishing the night 3-for-4 with three runs scored. For the season, he's hitting .247/.330/.433 with 20 long balls and 90 RBI. Sep 11 - 11:17 PM

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Addison Russell is absent from the Cubs starting lineup on Saturday.

It appears to be just a routine day of rest for Russell. Javy Baez will start in his place and bat eighth against Collin McHugh and the Astros on Saturday.
Sep 10 - 10:28 AM

Addison Russell is not in the Cubs' lineup Friday.

It appears to be a simple day off. Javier Baez will handle shortstop.
Sep 2 - 10:49 AM

Addison Russell hit a go-ahead, two-run single in the seventh inning as the Cubs edged the Giants 5-4 on Thursday.

With the bases loaded and two outs in the seventh, Russell muscled an inside pitch over the infield that dropped in front of left fielder Angel Pagan, plating two. It was his only hit in four at-bats, but the 22-year-old seems to constantly find ways to contribute even when he's not having a big night. Russell now has 88 RBI, fifth-most in the National League, to go with a .243/.326/.425 line in 126 games.
Sep 1 - 11:36 PM

Addison Russell is out of the Cubs' starting lineup Monday night against the Pirates.

Javier Baez is starting at shortstop and batting eighth versus Pittsburgh left-hander Steven Brault. This appears to be a simple day of rest for Russell.
Aug 29 - 3:43 PM

Addison Russell went 2-for-5 with a double and a two-run home run in Tuesday's win over the Padres.

Russell cranked a two-run home run off Padres starter Christian Friedrich in the fifth inning. The dinger was his 19th of the season. For the campaign as a whole, the 22-year-old shortstop is slashing .251/.336/.445 across 418 at-bats. He has homered in each of his last three games, including a two-homer effort against the Rockies on Sunday.
Aug 24 - 1:34 AM

Addison Russell hit a pair of solo homers Sunday in the Cubs' loss to the Rockies.

He got to Rockies starter Jorge De La Rosa in both the top of the fifth and the top of the seventh, but Colorado's offense produced 11 runs on 14 hits to take an 11-4 win. Russell finished the day 2-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored. He's up to 17 homers and 78 RBI for the year.
Aug 21 - 7:20 PM

Addison Russell hit a solo home run on a 1-for-4 night Wednesday

It was his 13th longball of the year -- one more than he hit in his rookie season last year. He is batting .243/.329/.397 with 43 runs and 67 RBI. The former elite prospect is not a top-tier fantasy shortstop, but at only 22 years of age he could develop into one over the next few years.
Aug 10 - 11:09 PM

Addison Russell provided two hits in Saturday's win over the Athletics.

Russell got his revenge on the team that drafted him by contributing two singles including an infield hit that drove in a run in the sixth inning. He also logged his fourth stolen base. The 22-year-old hasn't hit for a high average this year (.247 in 364 at-bats) but he's been a consistent run producer with surprising power. He'll look to extend his hitting streak to six games Sunday in the series finale.
Aug 6 - 8:14 PM

Addison Russell is out of the Cubs' starting lineup Wednesday afternoon against the Marlins.

Javier Baez will start at shortstop and bat eighth versus Miami right-hander Tom Koehler. It's just a day of rest for Russell, who's batting .241/.329/.401 with 12 home runs and 65 RBI in 101 games this season.
Aug 3 - 10:38 AM

Addison Russell had a rough afternoon at the dish in Saturday's loss to the Mariners, going 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts.

The Cubs struggled to get anything going against Wade Miley and company, generating just one run on three hits in the contest. With the 0-for-4, Russell is now hitting .241/.329/.407 on the year with 12 homers and 61 RBI.
Jul 30 - 5:01 PM

Addison Russell cranked a grand slam against the White Sox on Wednesday.

It was his only hit of the night but it was a big one. It was his 12th home run of the season in 379 plate appearances. He has a .248 batting average, 40 runs and 60 RBI in the Cubs strong lineup. Those are essentially league-average numbers, which is very good considering he is only 22 years old and still developing.
Jul 28 - 12:20 AM

Addison Russell went 0-for-3 with a walk Monday against the White Sox.

Russell started at shortstop tonight after leaving Sunday's game with a bruised left heel.
Jul 26 - 12:09 AM

Addison Russell exited Sunday's game against the Brewers with a bruised left heel.

He fouled a ball off the heel Saturday and it got progressively sore on him Sunday. The Cubs are saying his removal was precautionary, so consider Russell day-to-day. Javier Baez is likely to fill in at shortstop for any amount of time that Russell might miss.
Jul 24 - 4:03 PM

Addison Russell departed Sunday's game against the Brewers with an undisclosed injury.

Russell was pulled after flying out to end the fourth inning. He didn't suffer any obvious injury, but the Cubs should provide more on his status shortly.
Jul 24 - 3:47 PM

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C1Willson Contreras
2Miguel Montero
3David Ross
4Tim Federowicz
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Tommy La Stella
SS1Addison Russell
2Munenori Kawasaki
3B1Kris Bryant
2Javier Baez
3Christian Villanueva
LF1Kyle Schwarber
2Jorge Soler
3Chris Coghlan
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Matt Szczur
3Albert Almora
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
S1Jake Arrieta
2Jon Lester
3John Lackey
4Jason Hammel
5Kyle Hendricks
6Aaron Brooks
7Dallas Beeler
Relief Pitcher
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Hector Rondon
3Pedro Strop
4Mike Montgomery
5Joe Smith
6Trevor Cahill
7Carl Edwards Jr.
8Travis Wood
9Justin Grimm
10Zac Rosscup
11Rob Zastryzny
12Felix Pena
13Jake Buchanan
14Spencer Patton