Chances are, Kevin Russo won’t make the Yankees. The Yankees need a backup infielder who can play every position, and Russo has played just six games at shortstop during his minor league career. Beyond that, he has played just 161 games over the last two seasons due to injuries. While the Yankees thought well enough of him to place him on the 40-man roster and protect him from the Rule 5 draft, he probably needs another year of seasoning before he’s considered for a major league roster spot. You can get to know Russo a bit better, before he heads to the minors, in this article by Donnie Collins of the Times-Tribune, Chad Jennings’s former paper. A healthy season could open a few more eyes in New York.
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