Russ will be part of the Phillies' 60-man player pool this season.

Russ hasn't advanced beyond Double-A, though he's shown enough throughout his minor-league career that it's believable he could make an impact at some point this year. In 56.2 innings for Double-A Reading last season, he posted a 2.54 ERA on the back of a 34.2 percent strikeout rate and an 8.4 percent walk rate.