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Cubs' Russell not left out vs. righties

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Associated Press Chicago Cubs relief pitcher James Russell reacts after the final out against the Atlanta Braves in the ninth inning of their baseball game in July at Turner Field in Atlanta. Chicago won 4-1.

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Cubs reliever James Russell continued his improvement last season to the point where he is one of the top left-handed bullpen pitchers in the National League. His emergence also reveals something about how the management team of Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer work.
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