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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||210.00||7.00||.267||25.00||26.00||8.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Pittsburgh||13||2||0|| .154|| .231|| .154|
|vs RHP||15||2||0|| .133|| .200|| .133|
|Last 10 Games|
Cubs' Addison Russell delivers three-run double vs. Reds
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(4/26/15) Cubs second baseman Addison Russell went 1 for 4 with a three-run double in his team's 5-2 win over the Reds Sunday.
Russell bases-clearing double extended his team's lead to 5-0 in the fourth inning and provided the margin of victory for the Cubs.
"It’s just a stepping stone," Russell said of his hit after the game, per MLB.com. "I need to capitalize on that and bring it to the next game."
The double was the second in three games for Russell, who has hit just .136/.136/.227 with 12 strikeouts in 22 at-bats.
"He’s going to keep coming on offensively," Maddon said. "Defensively, he’ll get more used to playing where he’s supposed to be [at second] and that’s when you’ll see even better play at second base."
Cubs' Maddon pleased with Addison Russell's plate approach
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(4/26/15) Cubs manager Joe Maddon is pleased with the approach of rookie second baseman Addison Russell at the plate, MLB.com reports.
"I think, in general, we're seeing a lot of pitches," Maddon said. "That's not a bad thing. Every hitter goes up there and we're just not up there hacking, we're working mindful at-bats and that's fun to watch."
Maddon indicated that Russell, who is just 3 for 18 with 10 strikeouts and no walks, is still getting his feet on the ground.
Cubs' Joe Maddon not concerned with Addison Russell's slow start
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(4/25/15) Cubs manager Joe Maddon knows rookie Addison Russell is still trying to find his way at the plate in the big leagues. Which is why the skipper is not too worried about Russell's 2 for 18 start with 10 strikeouts, according to the Chicago Tribune.
"It's not just about hits, folks," said Maddon. "If anybody wants to make it just about hits, fine. But if you want to play that game, you're going to lose a lot. You've got to catch it. He's a very good baserunner and runs well. He does a lot of things to help us win games."
Cubs rookie Addison Russell singles for first hit in majors
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(4/23/15) Cubs rookie infielder Addison Russell connected for his first major-league hit Wednesday against the Pirates. He singled to center with one out in the third inning.
"Today, I was a little bit more relaxed and I just stayed with my approach and it worked out for me that first at-bat," Russell said, per MLB.com. "It feels really good to get that first one out of the way. We'll just have to see where we go from here."
Russell is only 1 for 9 with four strikeouts in his first two games. Fellow rookie Kris Bryant went 0 for 5 with three strikeouts in his MLB debut last week, but he has since hit safely in five straight games and is batting .409. Russell is hoping to follow a similar path.
"I think it's a good stepping stone for the future," Russell said. "I can build off this and see where it takes me."
Cubs SS Addison Russell Ks three times in MLB debut
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(4/22/15) Cubs shortstop Addison Russell, who was called up from Triple-A earlier in the day, had an uneventful major-league debut during Tuesday's 9-8 victory over the Pirates.
Russell, considered a top-5 prospect by Baseball America (No. 3) and MLB.com (No. 5), struck out swinging in the fourth, sixth and eighth innings, respectively and finished 0 for 5 in his first big-league game.
After the game, Russell expressed his desire to get his first career hit.
"I just want to get that first hit out of the way," Russell said, per ESPN. "It was just my first day. I'm excited to see what tomorrow brings."
|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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