Major League Baseball to investigate Addison Russell for Domestic Violence


In a post on Instagram, Russell's wife, Melisa, accused her husband of cheating and implied that the couple was breaking up. In a now-deleted Instagram post, Melisa had accused Russell of cheating. The posts have been deleted.

While Russell has not addressed the accusations against him, Norris did, declaring, "The comments made by my ex-fiancee could not be further from the truth".

Major League Baseball vice president Pat Courtney told USA Today Sports on Thursday that it "will look into the allegations".

In 2017 through 54 games, Russell is batting a dismal.209 with three homers, 19 RBI, and.291 on-base percentage.

Russell has been in and out of the Cubs' lineup this season, mostly due to his struggles at the plate.

Addison Russell and the Chicago Cubs have declined to comment on the matter.

"It's honestly at such an early stage that I don't think it would be appropriate to do anything other than say we're going to let it develop and act as appropriately as we can, " Epstein said.

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Immediately, Epstein considered the accusations serious enough to take the initiative and contact the league.

Maddon doesn't know how long the Cubs will be playing with a 24-man roster or when Russell might return, but either way he won't be rushing to judgment.

"So that's where I'm at with this - I don't know enough to know one way or another how I feel about it". "Sometimes, it reaches the light of day".

The news about Russell surprised teammates, some saying they were reserving judgment until the issue is resolved.

"I felt that there was something bothering him. I plan to go above and beyond to assist Major League Baseball with their investigation into this matter".

"You've got to just find out what's going on", All-Star Anthony Rizzo said. He said that he didn't know much about it.