Addison Russell rejoins Cubs after domestic violence suspension

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CHICAGO (AP) -- Addison Russell has been activated by the Chicago Cubs.

The 25-year-old Russell was optioned to Triple-A Iowa after he completed his 40-game suspension last week.

Russell was suspended after a series of domestic violence allegations made by his ex-wife, Melisa Reidy. Russell said in February he was accountable for his past actions and apologized for “the hurt and the pain” he caused.

In the aftermath of Addison Russell’s suspension for violating baseball’s domestic violence policy, the Chicago Cubs decided to put their staff through enhanced training.

Family Rescue, an organization that works to curb domestic violence by supporting victims and advocating for change, conducted wide-ranging sessions with the club’s front and back office employees that touched on everything from the dynamics of domestic violence to their experiences with fans at Wrigley Field and their personal lives.