The return of the Addison Russell Puppies is here, and it's uncomfortable



Addison Russell is back, four games after his suspension ended.

The shortstop of the Cubs is returning after a suspension of 40 games for violating the domestic violence policy of the sport at the end of last season, according to David Kaplan of NBC Chicago, being called from Triple-A Iowa for Wednesday's game against the Marlins at Wrigley Field.

Russell's ex-wife, Melisa Reidy, alleged physical and emotional abuse and cooperated with an investigation conducted by MLB. After initially denying these accusations, Russell acknowledged them a little in February.

"What I do want to say is that I am responsible for my past actions," Russell said at the time. "I am not proud of the person I was, but I do want to acknowledge this problem and take responsibility for the pain and pain that I have caused Melisa, and for that, I am sorry."

As part of his suspension, Russell, 25, had to undergo counseling. It is not clear what his role will be, with Javy Baez emerging as the team's starting shortstop in his absence.


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