Russell was banned for 40 games at the start of the 2019 season after a series of allegations made by ex-wife Melisa Reidy. When he returned to the Pooh in May this year, Russell had a weak career .237 with nine homers and 23 RBI.
Hero general manager Kim Chi-hyun told Yonhap News Agency that they did their background work on Russell and spoke with his agent Scott Boras.
Russell, who hit 21 runs at home and drove 95 runs during his 2016 All-Star season, will play shortstop and second base, Yonhap reported. He will take the place of player of Taylor Motter.
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