Cubs Notes: La Stella Recalled, Russell Taking Cautious ApproachIn a corresponding move with the addition of Tommy La Stella, left-hander Rob Zastryany was optioned back to Iowa.
Cubs' Addison Russell Placed On Disabled List With Foot InjuryIn Russell's place, the Cubs chose to add to the bullpen, recalling left-hander Rob Zastryzny.
Cubs' Addison Russell Sidelined By Recurring Sore Right Shoulder"It's nothing debilitating, just nagging," manager Joe Maddon says.
Wife Of Cubs' Addison Russell Files For Divorce, Declines To Speak With MLB In Domestic Abuse InquiryThe news comes two weeks after a third party accused Russell of spousal abuse in a social media posting.
Utility Players Are Good Fantasy Baseball Roster Additions For FlexibilityAs summer approaches, most position players in baseball get the occasional day off, and on those days, it's good to have a roster that can adapt to unexpected games missed.
Levine: Struggling Kyle Schwarber, Addison Russell Come Up Big For Cubs"This was definitely a positive step today," Schwarber said after a 7-5 win over the Rockies.
Levine: Joe Maddon Will Slow Roll Addison Russell's Playing Time For Cubs"He seemed like he was in a very good place," Maddon says of Russell. "I want to continue that."
Baffoe: Cubs' Handling Of Addison Russell Situation So Far Shows ProgressThe Cubs seem to have learned from the negative feedback of the brief-but-reverberating Aroldis Chapman era.
Addison Russell Back With Cubs, Refuses To Use Personal Issues As Excuse For Poor PlayRussell wasn't with the team on Thursday as he tended to personal matters following a domestic abuse allegation.
Bernstein: Cubs Avoid Missteps With Addison Russell SituationFairness marked the initial reaction by the Cubs to a troubling situation.
Levine: Disappointing Day For Cubs Ends With Loss To RockiesMissing Addison Russell for personal reasons, the Cubs lost 4-1.
Levine: Cubs Deal With Addison Russell News“I am still trying to understand it myself," Cubs manager Joe Maddon says.
Cubs Withholding Judgment On Addison Russell's Situation, Aren't Sure How Long He'll Be Away From Team"It's not always just baseball in there," Theo Epstein says. "Everybody has a personal life."
Cubs' Addison Russell Denies Domestic Violence Allegation"Any allegation I have abused my wife is false and hurtful," Russell said in a statement released through the team.
Cubs' Kris Bryant Takes Addison Russell Situation Seriously, Wants To Be 'Good Teammate'"I try to be the most boring person I can when I'm off the field," Bryant says.