Cubs & Addison Russell Issue Statements on Russell Situation also Cubs Place Hendricks on DL.

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The Chicago Cubs today issued the following statement.

“Last night, we were made aware of a serious claim posted on social media about Addison Russell. We reached out to Major League Baseball and, following the protocol established by MLB, will fully cooperate with the Commissioner’s Office as it gathers pertinent facts. Addison will not be in uniform tonight to allow him to work through this matter.”

STATEMENT FROM CUBS SHORTSTOP ADDISON RUSSELL

Thursday, June 8, 2017

CHICAGO — Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell today issued the following statement.

“Any allegation I have abused my wife is false and hurtful,” said Russell. “For the well-being of my family, I’ll have no further comment.”

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Cubs place RHP Kyle Hendricks on 10-day DL, select contract of RHP Seth Frankoff from Iowa

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CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs today placed right-handed pitcher Kyle Hendricks on the 10-day disabled list (retroactive to June 5) with tendinitis in his right hand and selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Seth Frankoff from Triple-A Iowa.

Frankoff, who will wear uniform number 43, joins the first major league roster of his career and will be available for the Cubs tonight as they begin their four-game series against the Colorado Rockies at Wrigley Field.

To make room for Frankoff on the 40-man roster, left-handed pitcher Brett Anderson has been transferred to the 60-day disabled list.

Frankoff, 28, is 1–2 with a 2.77 ERA (17 ER/55.1 IP) in 11 appearances (nine starts) with Iowa this season. He has limited opponents to a .186 batting average and recorded a 0.94 WHIP. Frankoff has struck out 59 batters and walked only 15 in 55.1 innings, an average of 9.6 strikeouts and 2.4 walks per nine innings. He signed a minor league contract with the Cubs last offseason and was an invite to major league spring training.

The 6-foot-5, 210-pounder is 26–27 with 29 saves and a 3.58 ERA (229 ER/575.2 IP) in 253 appearances, 58 as a starter, covering eight minor league campaigns. He was originally selected by Oakland in the 27th round of the 2010 Draft out of the University of North Carolina-Wilmington and spent his first six seasons in the Athletics chain before signing a minor league contract with the Dodgers for 2016. Last year, Frankoff combined to go 4–4 with a 3.89 ERA (32 ER/74.0 IP) in 28 appearances, 10 as a starter.

Hendricks, 27, is 4–3 with a 4.09 ERA (28 ER/61.2 IP) in 11 starts with the Cubs this season.

Anderson, 29, is 2–2 with a 8.18 ERA (20 ER/22.0 IP) in six starts with the Cubs this season. He was placed on the disabled list on May 7 with a low back strain.

This is an official Press Release from MLB.