Card #83 - Adam Russell
Born: April 14, 1983
Adam was signed from the draft on June 16, 2004 and made his MLB debut with the White Sox on June 17, 2008. Russell was brought up to help in the bullpen during interleague play. His debut was during a 16-5 rout of the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Despite having an ERA above five, Adam was the recipient of a stellar 4-0 record in 22 appearances. Good fortune seemed to be smiling on Russell in 2008. During the 2009 season, he was an important cog in the trade to San Diego which brought Jake Peavy to the White Sox. Through the 2010 season, Adam has had luck keeping his ERA down and has an impressive 3-1 record with the Padres, over two years.