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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||210.00||7.00||.267||25.00||26.00||8.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Arizona||9||1||0|| .200|| .111|| .111|
|vs RHP||86||21||3|| .301|| .395|| .244|
|Last 10 Games|
Cubs' Jonathan Herrera gets start at second base
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(2:44 pm ET) Cubs infielder Jonathan Herrera will start at second base on Sunday for the Cubs with Addison Russell getting the day off. He will bat ninth, with starting pitcher Jason Hammel hitting eighth.
Herrera is slashing .220/.238/.268 for the season.
The rest of the Cubs' lineup is the same from Saturday.
Cubs' Addison Russell knocks third home run on Thursday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(5/21/15) Cubs second baseman Addison Russell went 2 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 3-0 win over the Padres on Thursday.
For the first time in their major-league careers, rookies Russell and Kris Bryant smacked home runs in the same game, while pitcher Kyle Hendricks did his part by delivering a complete-game shutout to give the Cubs a win. Russell has hit .253/.302/.434 with three home runs, 11 RBI and one stolen base in 99 at-bats.
Cubs 2B Addison Russell brings in go-ahead run on Monday
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(5/12/15) After going hitless for just third time in his big-league career on Sunday, Cubs second baseman Addison Russell was back in the hit column in Monday' victory over the Mets. Russell snapped a 12-game hitting streak on Sunday, but he had a hit in four at-bats Monday, and he drove in what proved to be the game-winning run in the bottom of the fourth inning.
With just two mult-hit performances during the 12-game streak, however, the young infielder owns a rather pedestrian .250/.282/.426 batting line in the first 18 games of his career.
Despite hot hitting, rookie Addison Russell to remain in Cubs' nine spot
|by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer|
|(5/10/15) Rookie Addison Russell has been on a tear off late, taking a 12-game hitting streak into Sunday's game, but Cubs manager Joe Maddon has no intention of moving the second baseman up from the nine spot in the order, reports MLB.com.|
"Here's what you have to understand about him hitting ninth," Maddon said. "He's not going to see any better pitches than he's going to see hitting ninth. Now, I don't want to put him in the one-hole or the two-hole right now. I don't want to lay that on him.
Russell was 14 for 43 (.326 avg.) during his hit streak (which ended Sunday), with two homers, five doubles and six RBI.
The streak was the longest by a Cubs rookie since Mike Fontenot's hit for 12 straight in 2007.
Rookie Addison Russell has longest hit streak by Cubs player in 2015
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(5/8/15) Cubs rookie second baseman Addison Russell was able to extend his hitting streak to 10 games with a single Thursday at St. Louis.
He has now hit safely in 10 games, which is the longest streak by a Cubs player this season and longest by a Cubs rookie since Mike Fontenot had a 12-game hitting streak in 2007, per the Chicago Tribune.
Russell is batting .343 (12 for 35) with two home runs, five doubles, six RBI and six runs during the hitting streak. He also has 14 strikeouts and two walks.
|2014 summary: It was an eventful year for Addison Russell, who began the season at Double-A Midland, where he promptly tore his hamstring. He rehabbed his injury, moved down to Class A, back up to Double-A, and then was traded by the Athletics to the Cubs in July. After all the tumult, Russell produced a solid half-season for the Cubs' Double-A affiliate at Tennessee, batting .294 with 12 home runs and 36 RBI in 50 games.|
Playing time status: The Cubs' acquisition of Russell was a curious one, given that they have already locked up Starlin Castro as their shortstop through 2019, and they have two other young stars -- Javier Baez and Arismendy Alcantara -- who can play the position. Maybe Russell will get flipped in another deal, or maybe he will learn a new position. Either way, he could make his debut sometime this season.
2015 outlook: It seems unlikely that Russell would win a job out of spring training, but with a hot start in the minors, he could be up early in the year. Though Russell stole only six bases last season, with a healthier hamstring he could make a dent in that category, and he should provide decent pop for a shortstop as well. That makes him worth a late-round gamble in standard mixed leagues.
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|5/24/15||@ ARI||4:10 pm||Jeremy Hellickson|
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