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Cubs | Addison Russell assigned to minors

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:13:48 -0700

Chicago Cubs SS Addison Russell was assigned to the minor league camp Monday, March 30. "I couldn't tell him what to work on," manager Joe Maddon said. "He's that accomplished at that age. I told him, 'Just keep doing what you're doing."

Fantasy Tip: Russell had a great spring and it is just a matter of time before he sees his time on the north side with the big club. At this point, only long-term keeper owners and fantasy owners in NL-only leagues with plenty of bench spots will want to draft him.

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Cubs | Javier Baez, Kris Bryant sent down

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:53:48 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Javier Baez was optioned to Triple-A Iowa Monday, March 30, and 3B Kris Bryant and SS Addison Russell were assigned to minor league camp.

Fantasy Tip: Baez, unlike Bryant, really struggled to make consistent contact this spring. It could be a while before the Cubbies bring him back up, as they'll likely want to see him cut down on his swings and misses. Bryant, on the other hand, could be up very soon after the first week or so of the regular season. Both Bryant and Baez should remain owned in all formats. The moves assure that Arismendy Alcantara ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) will see consistent playing time on the infield to start the year, and he'll be a sneaky FantasyScore play in the early going. Alcantara is worth a gamble in the later rounds of deep mixed leagues.

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Cubs | Addison Russell goes yard

Sun, 22 Mar 2015 05:48:42 -0700

Chicago Cubs SS Addison Russell hit his first home run of the spring Saturday, March 22. Through 22 at-bats, Russell has five runs, one home run, four RBI, one stolen base and a .409/.458/.682 slash line.

Fantasy Tip: Russell is widely considered a top-five prospect in baseball, but he is currently blocked at the major league level and expected to begin the season in the minors. He does have just 13 plate appearances above Class AA, after all. Russell is unlikely to have a significant impact in 2015, but he would be worth a speculative add if there is news he may be recalled to Chicago, but it is far from guaranteed he'll appear in the majors this year. He should be on your radar in all keeper/dynasty formats, if he isn't owned already.

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Cubs | Several headed for AFL

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:05:40 -0700

Chicago Cubs top prospect SS Addison Russell will be playing for the Mesa Solar Sox in the Arizona Fall League. He will be joined by P Lendy Castillo, P Zach Cates, P Gerardo Concepcion, P C.J. Edwards, OF Jacob Hanneman, P Ivan Pineyro, and 1B Dan Vogelbach.

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Cubs | Not likely to trade any SS

Sun, 17 Aug 2014 00:13:06 -0700

Although the Chicago Cubs have a backlog of shortstops, general manager Jed Hoyer has said he doesn't need to trade any of them. SS Starlin Castro, Javier Baez, Arismendy Alcantara and Addison Russell could all be on the team at the same time if Hoyer finds new positions for three of the players, which he admits may be an option.

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Cubs | No plans to trade Starlin Castro

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:08:21 -0700

Chicago Cubs SS Starlin Castro has drawn trade interest, but the team has no plans to trade him this month.

Fantasy Tip: If the Cubs do trade Castro, Javier Baez would probably get called up and play shortstop. The team could also move Baez to second base eventually and have Addison Russell play shortstop.

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Cubs | Addison Russell, Billy McKinney sent to minors

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.

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Athletics | Jeff Samardzija trade update

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.

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Cubs | Jeff Samardzija, Jason Hammel traded

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.

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Athletics | Jeff Samardzija, Jason Hammel acquired

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.

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