Major League Baseball informed the Cubs and San Diego?on Tuesday that Chicago first baseman Anthony Rizzo violated the home-plate collision rule in Monday's game against the Padres but will not be disciplined. Rizzo was attempting to score from third base on a lineout to center field by Kris Bryant in the bottom of the sixth inning when he slammed into Padres catcher Austin Hedges. Rizzo's left shoulder caught Hedges square in the right thigh and midsection, and Hedges fell over backward, holding on to the ball for an inning-ending double play. "It's an instinct play, there's no intent to be malicious toward Austin Hedges, toward the San Diego Padres, it wasn't a statement," Rizzo said. "It's
Addison Russell's wife has filed for divorce nearly two weeks after the Chicago Cubs shortstop was accused of hitting her. Melisa Reidy-Russell filed the divorce petition in Cook County last week, according to a filing provided by her attorney, Thomas T. Field, on Wednesday. Field told The Associated Press that Reidy-Russell has decided not to talk with Major League Baseball about its ongoing review because it's not in the best interest of her family.
When Dylan Coulter got the call from ESPN the Magazine to shoot Cubs infielder Javier Baez for the 'Body Issue', he was thrilled. But then, he heard what he was doing the shoot on and things got a bit more complicated: An iPhone 7 Plus. ESPN "It was a really exciting experience," he said. "I've shot for ESPN for a long time. This is the first time I was asked to shoot a Body Issue so I was really excited about that and looking forward to that immediately when they asked. But then they mentioned they wanted to shoot in on an iPhone, so I was kind of mildly terrified until I really wrapped my head around it. Because the level and caliber of photography for the Body Issue is so high, the imagery