Left-handed relief pitcher known for an average fastball and good slider who made his MLB debut in 2010 for the Chicago Cubs.
He was a starting pitcher at the University of Texas at Austin.
He was selected by the Cubs in the 14th round of the 2007 draft.
He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and his father Jeff Russell was a big league pitcher.
He became teammates with outfielder Marlon Byrd in 2010 on the Cubs.