According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Major League Baseball plans to investigate domestic violence allegations made against Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell. Late Wednesday night, Russell’s wife, Melisa posted on Instagram stating she was cheated on. A woman Russell’s wife referred to as a close friend, alleged him of “mentally and physically abusing her.”
The Chicago Sun-Times also noted that the MLB is investigating based on the posts that were on Instagram and is expected to try to interview both the Melisa and her friend. Addison Russell has struggled this season, hitting .209 with just three home runs. He has shared the starting shortstop job with Javy Baez since the team’s recent road trip.