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Yankees place Didi Gregorius on disabled list

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In a move that was expected since Sunday but not necessitated until today due to having Monday off, the Yankees have placed shortstop Didi Gregorius on the 10-day disabled list.

Gregorius suffered a heel contusion in a collision with Kendrys Morales at first base in Sunday’s game. An initial MRI came back clean, but it’s apparently a pretty serious injury and there’s no clear timetable for his return. In the meantime, Gleyber Torres will likely serve as the regular shortstop while Neil Walker and Ronald Torreyes should see time at second base. Luke Voit was called up to take Gregorius’ slot on the active roster.

Gregorius is hitting .279/.333/.482 with 22 homers and 74 RBI on the year. He joins Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez on the Yankees’ star-studded disabled list.

MLB has more evidence against Addison Russell than just his ex-wife’s blog post

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Major League Baseball put Cubs shortstop Addison Russell on administrative leave pursuant to its domestic violence policy the other day. The thought at the time was that the move was made solely because Russell’s ex-wife, Melisa Reidy, had written a blog post reiterating past claims of domestic violence. As Ken Rosenthal reports, however, that’s not all they had:

The post alone would not have been enough for baseball to force Russell off the field under its joint domestic violence policy with the players’ union. The league had additional credible information, according to sources familiar with its investigation.

The league’s investigation includes interviews with Reidy and numerous other witnesses, and with officials gathering additional information since Russell went on leave, sources said.

Reidy’s allegations alone, once assessed by MLB, would likely be enough to warrant Russell a suspension. That there is more out there would seem to make the case against him even stronger. The upshot: I think it’s extraordinarily unlikely that Russell will be back with the Cubs this year.