Latest Addison Russell News

Cubs' Russell says he's focused on becoming a better person

Apr. 25, 2019 7:13 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell said Thursday that he is focused on "trying to become a better person" since being suspended for 40 games for violating Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy. Russell was suspended last fall after a series of allegations made by his...

Lester solid in return, but Dodgers get past Cubs 2-1

Apr. 25, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Although it wasn't enough to keep the Cubs rolling, Jon Lester was pleased with his first outing in more than two weeks. The Los Angeles Dodgers spoiled the veteran left-hander's return to the rotation by scoring on an error and a sacrifice fly, beating Chicago 2-1 on Thursday to avoid a...

Baez, Heyward hit 3-run HRs in 6th as Cubs beat Dodgers 7-6

Apr. 25, 2019 12:33 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Whether he is dazzling with his glove and arm, juking opponents on the base paths or coming up with the big hit, Javier Baez simply finds ways to deliver. This time, he did it at the plate. Baez and Jason Heyward each hit three-run homers in the sixth inning and the Chicago Cubs overcame a...

Quintana pitches 7 strong, Báez jukes, Cubs beat Dodgers 7-2

Apr. 24, 2019 12:17 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — José Quintana was the star of the show. Even better than Javier Báez's dance around David Freese. Quintana pitched seven crisp innings in his third straight win, and the Chicago Cubs used a fast start to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-2 on Tuesday night. "He was once again on top...

LEADING OFF: Sabathia nearing 3,000 Ks, Snell's toe a go

Apr. 23, 2019 9:44 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Wednesday: SABATHIA'S STRIKEOUTS Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia needs six strikeouts to join Randy Johnson and Steve Carlton as the only left-handers with 3,000 Ks, putting him within reach during a start against the Angels. Sabathia (1-0, 0.00 ERA) would be the 17th...

Cubs SS Russell joining Triple-A Iowa to prepare for return

Apr. 23, 2019 8:14 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Cubs shortstop Addison Russell is joining Triple-A Iowa to prepare for his return from a 40-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy. Russell is expected to play when Iowa begins a nine-game homestand Wednesday night against Nashville. He had stayed in...

David Bote, Cubs agree to $15M, 5-year deal covering 2020-24

Apr. 3, 2019 7:50 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Chicago Cubs believe it was time to give David Bote a big-money contract, even if they are not ready to give the infielder a starting job. Bote and the Chicago Cubs agreed to a $15 million, five-year contract covering 2020-24 on Wednesday, a deal with two team options that if exercised...

Scherzer highest-paid player, Red Sox top payroll list again

Mar. 29, 2019 12:24 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Washington pitcher Max Scherzer took over from Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout as baseball's highest-paid player at $37.4 million and the World Series champion Boston Red Sox remained the sport's biggest spender for the second straight year, according to a study of major league...

Baez hits 2 HRs as Cubs open season with 12-4 win at Rangers

Mar. 28, 2019 8:48 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Javier Baez had a slight smile on his face when he was asked how different he felt playing shortstop and hitting cleanup for the Chicago Cubs. Two big swings on opening day indicate he's picking up where he left off last season. "Uh, the same. I feel more confident at the plate,...

Indians' Jose Ramirez expected in opening day lineup

Mar. 27, 2019 5:08 AM EDT

Jose Ramirez is expected to be in the Cleveland Indians' opening day lineup Thursday, four days after fouling a pitch off the area below his left knee. Manager Terry Francona said Tuesday that Ramirez should be ready to go for the opener at Minnesota. The All-Star third baseman worked out Monday and Tuesday in...