The Chicago Cubs are not just reeling from a premature playoff exit at the hands of the Colorado Rockies. One of their franchise cornerstones might have played his final game at the friendly confines as a member of the Cubs.
Having already been placed on administrative leave following allegations by his ex-wife, shortstop Addison Russell has now been suspended 40 games by MLB.
League announces Addison Russell has been suspended 40 games retroactive to September 21. pic.twitter.com/Noa5mbPLIl
— Sahadev Sharma (@sahadevsharma) October 3, 2018
As these allegations made news over the past several months, Russell had in fact remained a member of the Cubs. That changed recently with new information coming out.
Previous reports suggested that Russell, 24, would not remain a member of the Cubs following the 2018 season. This suspension will make it easier for Chicago to greenlight a release of the once-promising young middle infielder.