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JAMES RUSSELL RUMORS

Bonifacio and Russell join Braves in San Diego

INF Emilio Bonifacio offers infield versatility and a back-up outfielder for Fredi Gonzalez. Not willing to stand pat at the trade deadline with bench questions and help needed in the bullpen, Frank Wren made the call Thursday just an hour before the trade deadline to acquire IF Emilio Bonifacio and LHP James Russell from the Chicago Cubs for Class A catching prospect Victor Caratini...
Via BravesWire
August 01, 2014  |  1 Comment

James Russell gets word on trade after deadline

James Russell left the bullpen in the middle of the sixth inning Thursday to use the restroom and thought he was staying with the Cubs after teammate Travis Wood mentioned the 3 p.m. deadline had arrived. Shortly after, trainer P.J. Manville told him to see President Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer, each of whom notified him and super utility player Emilio Bonifacio that...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves acquire James Russell, Emilio Bonifacio from Cubs

The Chicago Cubs have agreed to trade infielder/outfielder Emilio Bonifacio, left-handed pitcher James Russell, and cash to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for catcher Victor Caratini, the teams announced.Bonifacio, 29, can play second base, third base, and all three outfield positions, which makes him an intriguing piece to their team. So far this season with the Cubs, he has been...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Reports: Braves acquire Bonifacio, Russell from Cubs at trade deadline

The Atlanta Braves snuck in a deal right before a busy trade deadline passed, acquiring two potential pieces for the 25-man roster in utility man Emilio Bonifacio and left-handed reliever James Russell from the Chicago Cubs, according to multiple media reports. The Braves sent 20-year-old third base/catching prospect Victor Caratini back to the Cubs. The trade addresses the two...
Via Fox Sports South
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs Trade Russell and Speedy Neifi to Braves

Yesteday, the Cubs acquired LHP Felix Doubront for a player to be named later from the Boston Red Sox. A trade that I like a whole lot presuming the PTBNL isn't much and considering Doubront's ability to strikeout many hitters. A move to the NL Central certainly won't hurt his numbers either. Today, the deadline has been rocking and the Cubs big moves were out of the...
Via Cub Reporter
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs Rumors: Chicago may trade James Russell, Wesley Wright, Emilio Bonifacio

The Chicago Cubs have struggled in nearly every aspect of the game this season and are sitting at 43-61, last in the National League Central. With the team looking towards the future, they already made their big deal, trading Jeff Samardzija to get one of the best prospects in baseball, shortstop Addison Russell. But what other potential moves are out there for the Cubs?#452855528...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs trade rumors: James Russell edition

Year after year it seems as though the name of James Russell is always a hot trend when approaching the MLB trade deadline. For the past two seasons Russell has been connected with numerous teams gauging interest, yet he has not been dealt away either year. Sure enough as we approach the deadline, and the trading season has been kicked off with a bang (Via the Jeff Samardzija trade...
Via isportsweb.com
July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs: James Russell knows he could be up next on trading block

James Russell gave Jeff Samardzija the beer-and-a-cigarette sendoff on the Fourth of July in Washington. And then the Cubs reliever had to wonder if he would be the next one to get traded. It’s hard to see Theo Epstein’s front office topping that six-player blockbuster with the Oakland A’s. But this is a clubhouse where no one is untouchable, and by now Russell is used to...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

James Russell expects to bounce back in rebuilt Cubs bullpen

James Russell is an old-school reliever. He grew up in big-league clubhouses. He wants the ball. He doesn’t think the Cubs have overworked him. Russell hasn’t appeared in a Cactus League game yet and doesn’t expect to throw off a mound again until next week. But the 28-year-old left-hander thinks he needs to throw only five or six innings to be ready for Opening Day. “Typical...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs Rumors: Five teams interested in James Russell

As the Cubs continue selling, relief pitcher James Russell's name has been brought up in trade rumors. The Cubs reportedly don't want to part with the left-hander, but if blown away by an offer, they could give him up. According to a report from Bruce Levine of ESPN, at least five teams, including the Pirates, Rangers and Braves are interested in the 27-year old Russell...
Via MLB Injury News
July 26, 2013  |  Discuss
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