Report: Russell agrees to contract with Cubs
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Cubs shortstop Addison Russell is one of the most talented shortstops in the game at only 23-years old as he has shown to have tremendous range and a strong arm on defense while possesing a powerful and quick bat at the plate.
Russell has agreed to terms to a one-year, $644,000 deal for the 2017 season according to MLB Insider Jon Heyman. The young shortstop will be eligible for salary arbitration next offseason.
In 2016, Russell batted .238 with 21 homers, 95 RBIs, and an on-base percentage of .321. During the 2016 postseason, he had three homers and 13 RBIs.
He was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the first round (11th overall) of the 2012 MLB Draft.