The suspension is retroactive to September 21, and Russell did not appeal.
"My office has completed its investigation into the allegations that Addison Russell violated Major League Baseball's Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy", Manfred said in a statement released by MLB.
Epstein said the team now has "an obligation to find out as much as we can about what happened" and then reach out to both Russell and his ex-wife, whose emotional blog post less than three weeks ago re-launched an investigation that had been dormant for more than a year. Russell has denied the accusations, that originally became aware to the public on June 7, 2017 when allegations had surfaced in the comments of one of Reidy's Instagram posts.
Manfred said it's "conceivable" a decision is announced before the end of the playoffs, though he would not say if it's likely.
Russell, nagged by right shoulder soreness and a swollen left middle finger, batted.250 with five home runs and 38 RBIs in 130 games this season.
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Reidy posted a photo on her Instagram account previous year with a caption suggesting her husband of about 18 months had been unfaithful to her. Four other suspensions have been greater than Russell's, including the 100-game suspension given to Padres pitcher Jose Torres in June in a case that involved criminal charges of assault with a deadly weapon.
Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said he's not sure what the odds are of Russell playing another game for the Cubs.
Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell (27) flips the ball to Javier Baez (9) for the out against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the fifth inning at Chase Field. Personally, and speaking only as a fan, I think the Cubs should move on.
Commissioner Rob Manfred announced the ban and said Major League Baseball had completed its investigation into the accusations made by Melisa Reidy. Reidy didn't cooperate with the investigation at the time - a decision which she explained to Rogers in an interview that is well worth a full read for those who've yet to gather the full details of this situation. Epstein said. "I know we have a wonderful family program and we have wonderful people working for support".