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Report: MLB has additional information in Addison Russell case

Addison Russell

A Facebook post detailing alleged abuse by Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell sparked a firestorm last week, but it was not the only thing that led to him being placed on administrative leave.

Major League Baseball has “additional credible information” in the Russell case, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. They have reportedly interviewed Russell’s ex-wife Melisa Reidy, other witnesses, and a second woman Russell fathered a child with.

The hint that there is more information in the hands of MLB investigators came when Russell was placed on leave. Reidy’s post would not have been sufficient for that action to be taken.

As a result of the investigation, it is considered unlikely for Russell to return for the postseason.

Russell’s administrative leave is indefinite. It sounds like his Cubs career may be over, too.

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