Braves avoid arbitration with P Russell

Atlanta, GA ( – The Atlanta Braves agreed to terms with
pitcher James Russell on a one-year contract for the 2015 season, avoiding

Russell, 29, was traded to the Braves from the Cubs last July and finished the
season with an 0-2 record and a 2.97 earned run average over 66 games.

Over five seasons, the left-hander has compiled a 10-16 record with a 3.74 ERA
and 219 strikeouts over 338 appearances.