Addison Russell is no longer with the Cubs and he hasn’t yet found a new home in baseball, but he hasn’t escaped being on the receiving end of some tough shots.
Baseball Prospectus, which produces a book each year with team and player capsules, breakdowns and projections, took such a shot. Their blurb for Russell is short and direct.
“The 24-hour national domestic violence hotline number is 800-799-7233.”
Russell was infamously suspended for domestic abuse late in 2018. He returned to the Cubs in 2019, but was not tendered a contract after the season, making him a free agent.
Russell hasn’t found a new landing place with spring training already underway. With this still hanging over his head, it’s no secret as to why.