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Cubs’ Addison Russell Placed on Leave by M.L.B. After Abuse Allegations

Sep 21, 2018 - The New York Times

Major League Baseball placed Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell on administrative leave Friday afternoon after allegations of physical and emotional abuse were made in a blog post linked to his former wife, Melisa Reidy.

“We take it very, very seriously,” said Tom Ricketts, the chairman of the Cubs, adding later, “There’s a process established for this, and we intend to cooperate with the process and let the league do their job.”

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