Julio Teheran

LEADING OFF: Russell's 'serious allegation,' Pedroia returns

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It's unclear when All-Star shortstop Addison Russell will return to the Chicago Cubs amid domestic violence allegations. His wife, Melisa, posted a photo Wednesday on Instagram with a caption suggesting he was unfaithful to her. In another post, a user named @carlierreed — described by Melisa as a close friend — accused Russell of "mentally and physically abusing her." The posts have been deleted.

The Cubs told Russell not to come to the ballpark Thursday for a game against the Rockies. Russell issued a statement saying the allegations were "false...