Major League Baseball to investigate domestic violence allegations against Addison Russell

MILWAUKEE WI- APRIL 07 Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell smiles next to Chicago Cubs third baseman Javier Baez prior to a game between the Chicago Cubs and the Milwaukee Brewers

Cubs shortstop accused of cheating on, abusing wife

Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell has released an official statement, via the club, regarding the recent domestic violence allegations made against him.

Russell was not in the Cubs' starting lineup Friday but said he was available off the bench.

An All-Star last season, Russell is batting just.209 with three homers and 19 RBIs this year. This is my job.

Melisa, Russell's wife, suggested in more than one post late on Wednesday that the couple were splitting following one year of marriage.

Melisa's best friend, however, reportedly accused Russell of hitting Melisa in front of their kids in a comment that has since been deleted, according to Larry Brown Sports.

The best friend of Russell's wife shared some explosive allegations that Major League Baseball should look into. Epstein called them "distinct situations". "Should I keep the list going??"

"Melisa didn't want that out, but I'll say it".

"Right now this is an allegation, by a third party, on social media - a serious allegation", he said. "I love being here, in this clubhouse, with the guys having fun". "I'm happy that I got that day mentally to just relax".

Fantasy Impact It is too early to tell if any punishment or suspension will come of this, but Major League Baseball has proven that it is going to take domestic abuse very seriously.

"I think it's important to kinda have space away from your teammates", he said. Epstein said he's not sure when Russell will rejoin the team, though the shortstop is not suspended.

Shortly after Melisa Russell's friend made the sensational claim, the wife of the Chicago Cubs player turned the comments off and then deleted the post altogether. "None of us here really know much about it".

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