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|Games Played By Position|
|07/30/2014||Joaquin Benoit, RP SD|
Michael Brantley, LF CLE
Addison Russell, SS CHC
Conor Gillaspie, 3B CHW
Rubby De La Rosa, SP BOS
Javier Baez, SS CHC
|Matt Holliday, LF STL|
Charlie Morton, SP PIT
Tim Hudson, SP SF
Ben Zobrist, 2B TB
Chase Headley, 3B NYY
Sean Doolittle, RP OAK
|07/30/2014||Henderson Alvarez, SP MIA|
Andrew McCutchen, CF PIT
Gio Gonzalez, SP WAS
|Jon Lester, SP BOS|
Ian Kennedy, SP SD
Addison Russell, SS CHC
|07/30/2014||Yu Darvish, SP TEX||Addison Russell, SS CHC|
|Cubs, A's complete mega-deal |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(7/5/14) The Cubs and Athletics have completed a mega-deal which will send pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to Oakland for shortstop Addison Russell .
The two sides reached a deal Friday night, but waited to officially announce the move Saturday. Samardzija and Hammel will slot into the team's rotation, though it's unclear how soon they'll make their first start with their new club.
Russell joins the Cubs' solid collection of prospects. Chicago will also receive outfield prospect Billy McKinney, pitcher Dan Straily and a player to be named later. Of the bunch, only Straily is expected to play a role with the major-league club this season.
|Report: A's, Cubs complete blockbuster deal |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(7/4/14) According to a report from FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Athletics have acquired pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel from the Cubs for shortstop prospect Addison Russell.
According to ESPN's Keith Law, the Cubs will receive outfielder Billy McKinney, pitcher Dan Straily and a player to be named later.
Hammel tossed a quality start in a win over Nationals Friday and Samardzija was scheduled to pitch Sunday for the Cubs before the deal. Samardzija is 2-7 with a 2.83 ERA over 17 starts (108 innings). Hammel is 8-5 with a 2.98 ERA and a 1.02 WHIP over 17 starts (108 2/3 innings).
|Addison Russell making good progress in rehab |
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
(6/16/14) Athletics top prospect Addison Russell will move from Class A Stockton to Double-A Midland on Monday as he continues his rehab from a torn right hamstring, reports CSNBayArea.com. The 20-year-old shortstop went 3 for 16 with an RBI and a stolen base with Stockton.
Russell suffered the injury April 4 while playing for Midland.
|Addison Russell begins extended spring work |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(5/28/14) Athletics top prospect Addison Russell was able to get through some game action Wednesday, as he continues to work his way back from a torn hamstring.
Russell, who has been out since early April, played four innings in an extended spring training game Wednesday. He had two at-bats and played in the field before being removed from the game, as he is slowly worked back in.
|Addison Russell out one month with torn hamstring |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(4/9/14) Athletics shortstop prospect Addison Russell will be out of action for at least a month due to a torn right hamstring, Yahoo! Sports reports.
The team will understandably take things slowly with the recovery of the highly-rated prospect. Russell is 5 for 7 with one home run in two games with Double-A Midland.
|Though Addison Russell isn't as hyped as Javier Baez or Carlos Correa, his upside isn't too far off. He was a high draft pick himself, going 11th overall in 2012, and has done nothing but validate the selection in a season and a half of minor-league play. Despite being the youngest player in the California League at the start of 2013, he came within three home runs of a 20-20 season. Granted, it's a hitter's league, but the scouts have long rated him a five-tool player. Still only 20, his trajectory is subject to change, but right now he profiles as a slightly more patient version of Ian Desmond, which would of course make him a big-time contributor in Fantasy. He got a brief stint at Triple-A late last year, but he's destined for a lengthy stint at Double-A this year before potentially reaching the majors in 2015. Owners in single-season leagues obviously have no use for Russell, but in long-term keeper leagues, he's a must-have.
(Updated 1/15/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|7/31/14||COL||2:20 pm||Tyler Matzek|
|8/1/14||@ LAD||10:10 pm||Hyun-Jin Ryu|
|8/2/14||@ LAD||9:10 pm||Dan Haren|
|8/3/14||@ LAD||4:10 pm||Josh Beckett|
|8/5/14||@ COL||8:40 pm||Brett Anderson|
|8/6/14||@ COL||8:40 pm||Tyler Matzek|
|8/7/14||@ COL||3:10 pm||Franklin Morales|