Sat, 05 Jul 2014 10:10:00 -0700
The Chicago Cubs have assigned SS Addison Russell to Double-A Tennessee and OF Billy McKinney to Class A Daytona.
Fri, 04 Jul 2014 20:12:40 -0700
Updating a previous report, the Oakland Athletics have acquired SPs Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel from the Chicago Cubs for SS Addison Russell, OF Billy McKinney, SP Dan Straily and a player to be named later.
Fri, 04 Jul 2014 20:10:06 -0700
The Chicago Cubs have traded SPs Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Oakland Athletics for SS Addison Russell, OF Billy McKinney, SP Dan Straily and a player to be named later.
Fantasy Tip: Straily likely will be added to the Cubs starting rotation and should be an option for NL-only leagues. He could also be an option for owners in deeper mixed leagues.
Fri, 04 Jul 2014 19:53:50 -0700
The Oakland Athletics have acquired SPs Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel from the Chicago Cubs for SS Addison Russell, according to sources. There may be other players involved in the trade.
Fantasy Tip: Samardzija and Hammel should see a boost in their fantasy value with this move since they will be playing for a better offense in Oakland. Owners in AL-only leagues should look to add either of the pitchers immediately.
Fri, 04 Jul 2014 18:01:14 -0700
The Chicago Cubs are in serious trade talks with Oakland Athletics about a deal that could include SP Jeff Samardzija or SP Jason Hammel, according to sources. The Cubs have shown interest in Athletics SS Addison Russell.
Sun, 15 Jun 2014 12:40:35 -0700
Oakland Athletics minor league SS Addison Russell has been promoted to Double-A Midland. He will report to the club Monday, June 16, according to assistant general manager David Forst.
Wed, 28 May 2014 15:21:09 -0700
Oakland Athletics SS Addison Russell (hamstring) played in an extended spring game Wednesday, May 28, going four innings at shortstop and receiving two at-bats.
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 16:10:14 -0700
Oakland Athletics SS Addison Russell (hamstring) is dealing Grade 3 hamstring strain and will miss at least a month.
Fantasy Tip: Tough break for one of the A's top prospects. While it was believed there was a chance Russell could come up this summer, you can probably forget about that now. A September call-up is more likely, depending on how he bounces back from this injury.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 16:52:02 -0700
Oakland Athletics SS Addison Russell (hamstring) exited his club's spring training contest Monday, March 10, because of a strained right hamstring. He left the stadium on a cart, but it's likely a precaution and the severity of the injury is unknown.
Fantasy Tip: The exciting prospect wasn't going to break camp with the parent club and probably won't debut until September, if he does, so this shouldn't affect his draft stock.
Sat, 08 Feb 2014 20:34:42 -0800
Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane said Saturday, Feb. 8, that the team is very excited about SS Addison Russell, and he is "knocking on the door." One scout saw Russell throughout the Fall League predicted Russell would be on the Opening Day roster.