Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell, amid domestic violence allegationshas been suspended 40 games for violating Major League Baseball’s Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy, commissioner Rob Manfred announced Wednesday.

Russell, who has denied the allegations, was placed on administrative leave Sept. 21, after his ex-wife, Melisa Reidy, reiterated claims of domestic abuse.

“After gaining a full understanding of the situation I have concluded it’s in the best interest of my family to accept MLB’s proposed resolution of this matter,” Russell said in a statement released by his attorneys Wednesday. “I wish my ex-wife well and hope we can live in peace for the benefit of our child.”

Cubs President Theo Epstein also weighed in. 

Russell, who would become a free agent this offseason if the Cubs do not tender him a contract, would be eligible to play on May 3 of next season, barring any postponements.

Addison is a pretty great baseball player, he’ll find another job if the Cubs don’t offer him a contract.