Cubs infielder Addison Russell has been placed on administrative leave after new reports of domestic abuse surfaced last night:
Late Thursday night, Melisa Reidy -- who was married to Russell for a time -- wrote in length about the disturbing details of their relationship. In the piece, she outlines years of enduring both mental and physical abuse.
Here's the official MLB statement:
Major League Baseball takes all allegations of Domestic Violence seriously. When the allegations against Addison Russell became public on June 7, 2017 the Commissioner's Office's Department of Investigations immediately commenced an investigation at that time. Our investigation of this matter has remained open and we have continued our efforts to gather information.
With the new details revealed in today's blog post by Ms. Russell, Mr. Russell has been placed on Administrative Leave in accordance with the Joint MLB-MLBPA Domestic Violence Policy. We are hopeful that this new information will allow us to complete the investigation as promptly as possible.
More to come.