Jeeho Yoo of Yonhap News reports that infielder Addison Russell has signed a one-year, $530,000 contract with the Kiwoom Heroes in the Korea Baseball Organization.
Jeff Passan of ESPN confirms that a contract is being finalized. According to Yoo, Russell still needs to take a pre-signing physical and receive his work permit before arriving in South Korea. Russell was non-tendered by the Cubs back in December after batting just .237/.308/.391 in 241 plate appearances in 2019. He's still only 26 years old and is a former top prospect, but interest was understandably lacking stateside after he served a 40-game domestic violence suspension last year. He'll now try to keep his career alive in the KBO. Russell will replace former major leaguer Taylor Motter on the Heroes' roster. Jun 20 7:52 am (EST)
- Russell was non-tendered by the Cubs on Monday, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
- Russell went 4-for-5 with a run scored in Saturday's 8-6 win over the Cardinals.
- Russell (concussion) struck out in a pinch-hit at-bat Tuesday in the Cubs' 9-2 loss to the Pirates. All Addison Russell (R) News
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2020 SEASON STATS
|Sep 29||L 9 - 0||@ STL||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||.000|
|Sep 28||W 8 - 6||@ STL||5||4||0||0||0||1||0||0||1.600|
|Sep 27||W 8 - 2||@ STL||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Sep 26||L 9 - 5||@ PIT||4||1||0||0||0||1||0||1||.500|
|Sep 25||L 4 - 2||@ PIT||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Sep 24||L 9 - 2||@ PIT||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||.000|
|Sep 08||L 8 - 5||@ MIL||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||1.000|
|Sep 07||L 3 - 2||@ MIL||4||1||0||0||1||1||1||1||1.250|
|Sep 06||L 7 - 1||@ MIL||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||.000|
|Sep 05||W 10 - 5||@ MIL||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||.200|