Chicago Cubs: Ian Happ discusses supporting Russell as a teammate
|Wednesday, January 16, 2019 1:16 PM- -|
The Cubs hope to have a huge rebound year from their core set of young players that achieved the 2016 World Series title.
"Addison's got a lot of personal stuff to work on before he's back with us," Happ said. "I think that we're all very aware of that. We're all going to be there to support him if he's taking the proper steps. And that's our job as teammates, to welcome him back if, in fact, he does everything he needs to be back on the field with us."
The Cubs are going to make sure that they are supportive teammates alongside Russell if he gets the help and treatment that is advised by the Cubs and Major League Baseball.
Happ said that his teammates were upset how last season ended.
"We were all so frustrated with the way everything ended last year; it gave us the chance to be honest with each other and for everybody to be honest about the way things ended and looked at how we can improve," he said.