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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||60.00||3.00||3.00||1.00||3.30||1.22||45.00||20.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs San Francisco|| 0.1||0||0|| 54.00||0||0||0|
|vs LHB|| 16.2||0||0|| 2.16||0||4||11|
|vs RHB|| 15.2||0||0|| 6.89||0||3||9|
|Last 10 Games|
Cubs' James Russell earns first save of year
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(8/11/15) Cubs reliever James Russell earned his first save since last season, and fourth of his career, Tuesday against Milwaukee.
Russell pitched a scoreless ninth, allowing one hit. Four of his last five outings have been scoreless.
For the third time in four appearances and sixth time in the last eight, Russell didn't strike out a batter.
Cubs' James Russell has one-pitch blown save
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(7/8/15) Cubs reliever James Russell entered Tuesday's game with St. Louis and threw one pitch, retiring the only batter he faced.
Russell was charged with his second blown save of the season, however, as an inherited runner scored the tying run on the groundout he induced.
Cubs reliever James Russell makes season debut Tuesday
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(5/6/15) Cubs reliever James Russell allowed one run on two hits in 1 1/3 innings during the team's 7-4 loss to the Cardinals on Tuesday. After starting his career with Chicago, he was dealt to the Braves at the trading deadline last season. The Cubs signed him to a minor league contract last month, and brought him up to the team prior to Tuesday's game.
"It's comfortable to be back," Russell said, per MLB.com. "It's a good feeling. The culture has kind of changed for the better. It's definitely nice."
Last season with the Cubs and Braves, the left-hander pitched to a 3.51 ERA in 33 1/3 innings. While pitching in Triple-A this season, Russell did not allow an earned run in seven appearances, and posted a 12:0 K:BB ratio.
Report: Cubs sign LHP James Russell to minor-league deal
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(4/8/15) The Cubs have signed left-hander James Russell to a minor-league deal on Wednesday, according to the Chicago Tribune. He will report to Triple-A Iowa, per MLB.com
Russell, 29, spent his first four-plus seasons with the Cubs before he was acquired by Atlanta last season at the trade deadline. The Braves released Russell last week after allowing nine earned runs and three homers in 7 2/3 innings while striking out three and walking three.
Braves release RP James Russell
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(3/29/15) The Braves have released relief pitcher James Russell, MLB.com reports.
Russell came to the Braves from the Cubs in a deadline-day deal last season and posted a 2.22 ERA and 16:4 K:BB ratio in 24 1/3 innings with his new team. He struggled this spring, allowing nine earned runs and three homers in 7 2/3 innings while striking out three and walking three.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|8/27/15||@ SF||3:45 pm||Madison Bumgarner|
|8/28/15||@ LAD||10:10 pm||Clayton Kershaw|
|8/29/15||@ LAD||9:10 pm||Mat Latos|
|8/30/15||@ LAD||8:05 pm||Alex Wood|
|8/31/15||CIN||8:05 pm||David Holmberg|
|9/1/15||CIN||8:05 pm||Anthony DeSclafani|
|9/2/15||CIN||2:20 pm||Raisel Iglesias|
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