Former Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell has agreed to a contract with the Kiwoom Heroes of the Korea Baseball Organization, sources said Friday. Russell, 26, was non-tendered by the Cubs in December after a season in which he’d been suspended 40 games for a violation of Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy.Who is the shortstop for the Chicago Cubs?
SAN DIEGO, CA – JULY 14: Addison Russell #27 of the Chicago Cubs plays during a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs at PETCO Park on July 14, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)When was Addison Russell drafted to the Cubs?
Russell was drafted 11th overall by the Oakland Athletics in the 2012 Major League Baseball draft. He was traded to the Chicago Cubs in 2014. In 2015, Baseball America listed Russell as the third-best prospect in professional baseball. He made his MLB debut with the Cubs in April 2015 and was an All-Star in 2016.When did Addison Russell sign with the KBO?
Former Cubs star Addison Russell will not return to the Kiwoom Heroes of the KBO. Several years ago, it looked like Addison Russell was going to be a star. However, his career took a big tumble, to the point where the Cubs non-tendered him last offseason and he signed with the Kiwoom Heroes of the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO).