Russell Lance Mitchell...married his wife, Chasity in 2009...graduated from Cartersville (GA) High School...participated in Dodgers' Winter Development Program in 2009 and 2010...signed by Lon Joyce.2011Appeared in 25 games (14 starts) over two stints with Los Angeles, going 8-for-51 (.157) with two home runs and three RBI ... Launched a game-tying solo home run with two outs in the top of the ninth on May 20 at Chicago (AL) in a game the Dodgers would eventually win 6-4 in 10 innings ... Saw action at three different positions (1B, 3B, RF) with Los Angeles where he posted a .984 fielding percentage in his 25 games ... Played in 93 games in his second season with Triple-A Albuquerque, batting .283 with 22 doubles, two triples, 16 home runs and 69 RBI...finished in the top five in several of the team's offensive categories, including home runs (4th), doubles (2nd) and RBI (4th) ... Hit .320 and drove in 40 runs after the All-Star break after a .246 showing in the season's first half ... Owned a .323 clip with runners in scoring position with the 'Topes ... Earned Pacific Coast League Batter of the Week honors for the August 1-7 period after batting .467 (14-for-30) with three doubles, a triple, three home runs and 14 RBI ... After posting a .964 field percentage throughout the season in Triple-A, he was voted by his coaches and teammates as the Isotopes Defensive Player of the Year ... Tied two Isotopes team records by collecting eight hits in eight straight at-bats and reaching base in 10 consecutive plate appearances from July 18-21.2010Made his Major League debut on Sept. 8 at San Diego and started at first base after having his contract purchased from Albuquerque on Sept. 6 ... made two starts at first base, six starts at third and three in left field ... Collected his first big league hit on Sept. 16, a solo home run off Jonathan Sanchez at San Francisco ... homered again on Sept. 18 and became the first Los Angeles Dodger to have both of his first career hits be home runs (Source: Retrosheet.org) ... Picked up the first RBI of his career with a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning on Sept. 12 ... went 2-for-4 on Sept. 26 at Arizona for the first multi-hit game of his career ... Named the third baseman on the All-Pacific Coast League Team and voted as the Isotopes' MVP by his fellow players and coaches, batting .315 with 23 home runs and 87 RBI in 127 games ... led all Dodger minor leaguers with 97 runs ... Selected as the third baseman on the Topps Triple-A All-Star Team ... Ranked ninth in the PCL in batting average and was second on the team in home runs and RBI behind John Lindsey ... selected as the PCL Batter of the Week for the week of Aug. 29 after hitting .517 (15-for-29) with four home runs and nine RBI in seven games ... Finished in the top 10 in the PCL in batting average, runs (97, T-2nd), hits (159, 4th), extra-base hits (63, 5th) and doubles (38, 4th) ... led the league's third basemen with a .958 fielding percentage ... Made his first appearance in big league camp at Spring Training and accompanied the team on its two-game goodwill trip to Taiwan.2009In his second season at Double-A, led Chattanooga with 13 homers and 63 RBI in 131 games...Batted .297 (51-for-172) in 50 games after the All-Star break after hitting just .208 (59-for-284) in his first 83 games...Hit safely in 23 of his last 27 games, batting .323 (31-for-96) with 10 doubles and 18 RBI in that span...Won the August/September Dodger Pride Award for Chattanooga, batting .306 with two homers and 18 RBI in 29 August games...Following the season, played for Peoria of the the Arizona Fall League and was named to the Top Prospects Team, tying for the league lead with 10 doubles and 16 extra-base hits...won AFL's Dernell Stenson Sportsmanship Award, which goes to the player who brings the characteristics that Stenson brought to the ballpark everyday: A solid work ethic, great sportsmanship and a humble personality.2008Played the entire season at the Double-A level, hitting .264 with 16 home runs in 133 games for the Jacksonville Suns...Was a Midseason Double-A Southern League All-Star and started at third base in the game...Led Jacksonville in both homers and RBI (75)...collected 29 RBI in his final 28 games after Aug. 1...Played for Surprise in the Arizona Fall League after the season.2007Played his entire season at Single-A Inland Empire and hit .270 with 22 homers and a professional-best 82 RBI...Ranked fifth in the California League with 58 extra-base hits...Following the season, played for West Oahu in the Hawaiian Winter Baseball League.2006Started the season at Single-A Columbus and was named to the Midseason South Atlantic League All-Star team...had 15 homers and 75 RBI for Columbus in 105 games...Was promoted and played 22 games for Single-A Vero Beach, where he hit .277 with four homers and 16 RBI.2005Spent the year at three different levels, Rookie-level Ogden, single-A Vero Beach and a late-season promotion to Double-A Jacksonville...Named to the year-end Pioneer League All-Star team after leading the league with 54 RBI...hit .289 and led or co-led Ogden in doubles (19), homers (13) and total bases (138).2004Split the season between Single-A Columbus and Single-A Vero Beach...Overall, hit .222 with 31 RBI in 109 games.2003Drafted by the Dodgers in June and played 26 games in the Rookie-Gulf Coast League...Batted .338 (26-for-77) with a home run and nine RBIs.