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Name  James Russell
Born  1/8/1986
Height  6-4
Weight  205
Number  40
Position  RP
Bats  L
Throws  L
5/29/2012 6:32:00 PM
Description: On Tuesday, Cubs lefty reliever James Russell received and converted the first save opportunity since Rafael Dolis was demoted to middle relief.
Insight: Russell will split save opportunities with Shawn Camp. Camp threw the eighth and picked up one out in the ninth before Russell was brought in to face lefty batter John Baker and switch hitter Everth Cabrera. The LHP has a 1.61 ERA this season, but his 10 walks in 22 innings suggest that number will rise. Don't count out Carlos Marmol from reassuming the closer role after being activated from the disabled list yesterday.