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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Statement from Addison Russell and distributed by PA: “These allegations are completely false. I made that clear to Major League Baseball last year and reiterated it to the Cubs today. I'm confident any full and fair investigation will fully exonerate me. The protection of my children is foremost in my mind so I will have no further comment.”

0:59

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Kyle Schwarber discuss the team meeting the Cubs had before the game regarding Addison Russell being placed on administrative leave.

4h

Cubs SS Russell placed on leave before loss to White Sox

The Chicago Cubs played without shortstop Addison Russell after he was accused of domestic violence by his ex-wife, and they were unable to overcome a shaky performance by Jose Quintana in a 10-4 loss to the crosstown White Sox on Friday.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs gave up a season high 19 hits to the White Sox today as they began their final 10 games with a stinker, losing 10-4. Their magic number to clinch the division remains at 8 pending the outcome of the Milwaukee Brewers game against the Pirates.

Kurkjian predicting Russell won't return this season (0:55)
2:35

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Theo Epstein and owner Tom Ricketts react to the news of SS Addison Russell being placed on administrative leave.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs called Addison Russell into their offices this morning. He continues to deny ever physically harming his ex-wife. It's still unclear if she will cooperate with a league investigation,

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

The Chicago Cubs issued the following statement regarding the placement of Addison Russell on administrative leave due to allegations of domestic violence: "We take allegations of domestic violence seriously and support the League's decision to place Addison Russell on administrative leave given new details revealed today. We will continue to cooperate with the League's investigation so the appropriate action can be taken."

0:36

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Anthony Rizzo discuss the news regarding Addison Russell and the investigation from last year.

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13h

Cubs' Russell put on leave; ex-wife alleges abuse

Melisa Reidy-Russell detailed allegations of abuse during her marriage to Addison Russell, which led to the Cubs shortstop being put on leave by Major League Baseball.

1:16

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cole Hamels discuss his rough outing in the Cubs 9-0 loss to Az on Wednesday. He gave up four, first innings runs.

Owings clubs one out to left (0:21)

William Weinbaum ESPN 

Sept. 20 in MLB history: 6 no-hitters (Larry Corcoran 1882, Nixey Callahan 1902, Nick Maddox 1907, Frank Smith 1908, Hoyt Wilhelm 1958, Bob Moose 1969), Grover Cleveland Alexander's 300th win (1924), Mickey Mantle's 536th & last HR (1968), Mickey Morandini's unassisted triple play (1992) & the end of Cal Ripken's 2632-game iron man streak (1998).

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs reliever Pedro Strop (hamstring) is hopeful to be back for a game or two before the end of the regular season. He's doing some light throwing off flat ground and some jogging. He won't push it but is optimistic: "I'm not going to lie to them. I'm not going to try to be a hero."

0:51

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Anthony Rizzo discuss his 17 pitch first inning at-bat right before Javier Baez homered in the Cubs 9-1 win over Az.

1:25

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Brandon Morrow discuss the end of his season due to a bone bruise.

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Cubs closer Morrow won't pitch again this season

Cubs closer Brandon Morrow, sidelined since mid-July by a bone bruise, won't pitch again this season, Theo Epstein, the team's president of baseball operations, said Tuesday.

1:07

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon react to the news of losing closer Brandon Morrow. He was shut down for the season due to a bone bruise.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs closer Brandon Morrow is being shut down for the season, per Theo Epstein.

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Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average3.654th
Quality Starts76Tied-17th
WHIP1.3117th
BAA.2399th
Runs71210th
Batting Average.2594th
On Base Percentage.3342nd
Slugging Percentage.41313th