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Sport Cubs non-tender Addison Russell, ending his tenure with the team

03:10  03 december  2019
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56 players non-tendered, become free agents

  56 players non-tendered, become free agents Outfielder Kevin Pillar, who received a down-ballot MVP vote this year, was among the 56 players not tendered a contract ahead of Monday's 8 PM ET deadline.We mentioned that shortstop Addison Russell is among them. Other notable players not tendered contracts include outfielder Kevin Pillar (who received an MVP vote), shortstop Tim Beckham, second baseman César Hernández, third baseman Maikel Franco, starter Taijuan Walker, starter Jimmy Nelson, reliever Blake Treinen, infielder José Peraza, and catcher Josh Phegley.

The Chicago Cubs tendered a non -guaranteed contract to shortstop Addison Russell amid his 40-game suspension for domestic violence, the club announced Friday. Please enter your email address associated with the account so we can help reset your password.

Cubs infielder Addison Russell has finished serving the 40-game suspension he received late last season First, the Cubs don't need Russell in Chicago right now. Javier Baez, the team 's best player, is more than capable of holding The Nationals' improbable October run ended with a championship.

The Chicago Cubs are moving on from shortstop Addison Russell. The team opted to cut bait on Russell, non-tendering the shortstop Monday.

a baseball player holding a bat while wearing a hat: Addison Russell's time with the Cubs has come to an end. (Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images)© Provided by Yahoo! Sports Addison Russell's time with the Cubs has come to an end. (Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images)

The move ends Russell’s tenure with the Cubs. The 25-year-old Russell will now hit the free-agent market. He hit .237/.308/.391 in 241 plate appearances last season.

On the field, Russell failed to live up to expectations. A former first-round draft pick, Russell has a career .242/.312/.392 slash line. He’s regarded as a strong defender at short.

Russell’s time with the Cubs won’t be remembered for his on-field failings, however. Russell received a 40-game suspension from Major League Baseball after his ex-wife accused Russell of domestic violence. MLB investigated the situation and suspended Russell. He missed the end of the 2018 season and the start of the 2019 season.

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Cubs tender contract to suspended Addison Russell , vow to ‘hold him accountable’. Russell ’s status with the team has been in doubt since a yearlong MLB investigation into domestic-violence allegations culminated with a 40-game suspension announced the day after the Cubs ’ season ended

Cubs tender contract to Addison Russell amid 40-game domestic violence ban. CHICAGO -- The Cubs on Friday tendered a contract to suspended shortstop Addison Russell , who is eligible The team is monitoring Russell 's progress as he's been in counseling as part of his deal with the league.

The Cubs initially kept Russell in the minors once his suspension ended, but eventually called him back up to the majors in 2019. Some Cubs fans weren’t happy with that decision. Despite that, Cubs President Theo Epstein believed Russell should receive a “conditional second chance.”

Epstein offered similar comments when discussing Russell’s non-tender Monday. Epstein made it clear Russell was let go due to his on-field struggles. The decision had nothing to do with Russell’s domestic-violence suspension.

The Cubs paid Russell $4.3 million in 2019.


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Shortstop Addison Russell received a 40-game suspension last month for a violation of Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy, but that won’t necessarily conclude his tenure with the That may not end up being the case, but if Chicago does non - tender him, it would need to do so by the Nov.

What does the Cubs ’ decision to tender Addison Russell a contract Friday say about his future with the team ? On the deadline to tender contracts to their own arbitration-eligible players, the Cubs did what most of us expected and extended Russell a contract offer rather than making him a free agent.

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