Kevin Russo

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Kevin Russo
Kevin Russo 2009.jpg
Third Baseman/Left Fielder
Born: (1984-07-08) July 8, 1984 (age 30)
West Babylon, New York
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 8, 2010 for the New York Yankees
Last MLB appearance
September 23, 2010 for the New York Yankees
Career statistics
Batting average .184
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 4
Teams

Kevin Alexander Russo (born July 8, 1984) is a formerprofessional baseball player who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Yankees in 2010.

Early years[edit]

Russo attended Fairview High School in Boulder, Colorado. As a running back on the Fairview High School football team, Russo rushed for 2,416 yards during his senior year, leading the team to a state title.[1] He and LenDale White were named as the two all-state running backs by the Rocky Mountain News.[1]

He attended San Jacinto College before transferring to Baylor University. At Baylor, he helped the Baylor Bears baseball team reach the 2005 College World Series.[1]

Professional career[edit]

New York Yankees[edit]

Russo was drafted by the Yankees in the 20th round (614th overall) of the 2006 Major League Baseball Draft. Following the 2009 season, Russo was added to the 40-man roster to protect him from the Rule 5 Draft.[2] He was called up to the major leagues for the first time on May 8, 2010.[3] He recorded his first hit in the Majors on May 21, 2010 in an interleague game against the New York Mets and added the decisive two-run double later in the game to lead the Yankees to a 2–1 win over the Mets.

The Yankees designated him for assignment on May 6, 2011, to make room for Jess Todd on the 40-man roster.[4]

Detroit Tigers[edit]

On November 18, 2012, Russo signed a minor league deal with the Detroit Tigers with an invitation to spring training.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Cacciola, Scott (May 24, 2010). "An Atypical Yankee: Rookie Russo Hasn't Had to Meet High Expectations". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved May 28, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Seven added to 40-man roster". Yankees.lhblogs.com. 2009-11-20. Retrieved 2010-09-02. 
  3. ^ By Bryan Hoch / MLB.com (2010-04-28). "With bench thin, Yankees promote Russo from Triple-A". Newyork.yankees.mlb.com. Retrieved 2010-09-02. 
  4. ^ Yankees claim RHP Jess Todd, DFA utility man Kevin Russo
  5. ^ Silva, Drew (November 18, 2012). "Tigers ink minor league deal with Kevin Russo". NBC Sports. 

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