Cubs cut Addison Russell one year after domestic violence ban

“We decided to non-tender Addison Russell today simply because the role we expected him to play for the 2020 Cubs was inconsistent with how he would have been treated in the salary arbitration process,” Cubs executive Theo Epstein said in a statement.

Cubs exercise Quintana $11.5M option, decline Holland

The Cubs exercised their $11.5 million option for 2020 on pitcher Jose Quintana on Saturday and declined their $6.5 million option on left-hander Derek Holland, which triggered a $500,000 buyout.