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Cubs cut Russell year after domestic violence ban

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Cubs did not offer a 2020 contract to shortstop Addison Russell on Monday, making the 2016 All-Star a free agent one year after he was suspended for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy.

Russell was banned for 40 games last offseason after a series of allegations made by ex-wife Melisa Reidy. The 25-year-old returned to the Cubs in May and batted a career-low .237 with nine homers, 23 RBIs and a .699 OPS.

Russell earned $4 million in 2019 and was likely to gain a raise in arbitration, probably to around $5 million.

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Leaders
AVG: A. Rizzo.293
HR: K. Schwarber38
RBI: A. Rizzo94
SB: J. Báez11
W: J. Lester13
ERA: K. Hendricks3.46
Saves: C. Kimbrel13
K: Y. Darvish229
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
X-St. Louis 9171.562-
Y-Milwaukee 8973.5492
Chi Cubs 8478.5197
Cincinnati 7587.46316
Pittsburgh 6993.42622
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .252 (14)
Runs: 814 (10)
Hits: 1378 (16)
Home Runs: 256 (6)
Stolen Bases: 45 (29)
OBP: .331 (8)
SLG: .452 (9)
Total Bases: 2468 (11)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.10 (7)
Runs Allowed: 717 (8)
Saves: 38 (16)
Strikeouts: 1444 (13)
OpBA: .251 (15)
OBP: .323 (16)
SLG: .415 (8)
Run Support: 5.08 (10)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
12/2 J. Cotton Signed ( 2020)(avoids arbitration)
12/2 D. Hultzen Free Agent - No Contract Offer (non-tendered)
12/2 A. Russell Free Agent - No Contract Offer (non-tendered)
11/27 C. Pelham Acquired Off Waivers Texas
11/23 J. Cotton Traded Oakland (for cash considerations)
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Injuries
Date Player Status
9/22 K. Bryant Sprained right ankle (day-to-day)
9/16 B. Kintzler Strained left oblique (day-to-day)
9/16 A. Rizzo Sprained right ankle (day-to-day)
9/12 A. Russell Concussion (7-day IL)
9/11 B. Zobrist Bruised knee (day-to-day)
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