Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell, amid domestic assault allegations, has been dangling 40 games for violating Major League Baseball’s Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy, commissioner Rob Manfred announced Wednesday.
“My bureau has finished a review into a allegations that Addison Russell disregarded Major League Baseball’s Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy,” Manfred pronounced in a statement. “Having reviewed all of a accessible evidence, we have resolved that Mr. Russell disregarded a Policy and should be theme to fortify in a form of an delinquent cessation that will cover 40 games.”
Russell has supposed a suspension, that is retroactive to Sept. 21, and will not appeal, a matter said. He also will attend in a trusted and extensive analysis and diagnosis program, that will be supervised by MLB’s Joint Policy Board.
Russell, who has denied a allegations, was placed on executive leave Sept. 21, after his ex-wife, Melisa Reidy, reiterated claims of domestic abuse.
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MLB had started an review final year after allegations initial became public.
Reidy had posted a print on her Instagram comment with a heading suggesting her father of about 18 months had been dishonest to her. In another post, a user — described by Reidy as a tighten crony — claimed Russell had “hit” his wife. The post was after deleted. Reidy declined to speak to MLB during a time since she motionless it was not in her family’s best interests, her attorney, Thomas Field, pronounced final year.
Last month, a blog post attributed to Reidy described some-more minute allegations, including years of earthy and romantic abuse. Less than 12 hours later, MLB announced Russell had been put on leave underneath MLB’s domestic assault policy.
Chicago acquired Russell in a Jul 2014 trade with a Oakland Athletics. He helped a Cubs win a World Series dual years ago, batting .238 with 21 homers and 95 RBIs in 151 games that season.
Russell strike .250 with 5 homers and 38 RBIs in 130 games this season.
ESPN’s Jesse Rogers contributed to this report.