After missing Wednesday night’s game, and then being away from the team yesterday while dealing with the fallout from allegations of infidelity and abuse on social media, Addison Russell is back at Wrigley Field today, per CBS.
Russell is not in the starting lineup again today, but he is going to be available off of the bench.
We will have much more on the situation later this morning, and throughout the process as the situation unfolds. You can see the front office’s and Joe Maddon’s comments here, as well as official statements from the Cubs and Russell here. Russell’s teammates have also spoken about the situation.
UPDATE: Some comments from Russell:
Addison Russell didn't want to answer any personal questions, says he's available off the bench. Says the mental break yesterday was good.
— Lauren Comitor (@laurencomitor) June 9, 2017
Cubs SS Addison Russell at Wrigley now. Says he's available to play today. "Sad" about allegations that came out Thursday.
— Paul Skrbina (@ChiTribSkrbina) June 9, 2017