Addison Russell Acquired In Trade From Oakland Athletics

Courtesy Kenny Karst

Infielder Addison Russell has been acquired by the Cubs via a trade from the Oakland Athletics and assigned to Tennessee. The 20-year-old prior to this season was rated the number 11 overall prospect by Baseball America, in addition to the top Athletics farmhand prior to this season, and  was acquired by the Cubs as part of a July 5 deal along with outfielder Billy McKinney, right-hander Dan Straily and a player to be name later or cash considerations from Oakland in exchange for former Smokies right-hander Jeff Samardzija and right-hander Jason Hammel.

Russell has missed much of the first half of the season due to a strained hamstring, but in 13 games with the Double-A Midland Rockhounds owned a .333 average (16-48) with seven runs, three doubles, a triple, one home run and eight RBI. The infielder was selected by the Athletics as the eleventh overall selection in the first round of the 2012 MLB Draft out of Pace High School in Pensacola, Florida.

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