Per ESPN.com, the law firm representing Melisa issued a statement Wednesday announcing the divorce proceedings between the two parties and said she won't meet with MLB to discuss the allegations against Russell.
"It is her desire to pursue a resolution that is, first and foremost, in the best interest of the parties' son, and which occurs in a swift, amicable and private fashion," the statement issued by Beermann Pritikin Mirabelli Swerdlove LLP on Melisa's behalf said.
Allegations of domestic violence involving Russell stem from a since-deleted Instagram post made by Melisa in which she suggested the couple was breaking up after one year of marriage, per Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times.
A comment on the post made by a woman Russell's wife referred to as a close friend accused Russell of being "mentally and physically" abusive.
Russell denied the allegations made against him in a statement released June 8.
"Any allegation I have abused my wife is false and hurtful," Russell's statement said, via Big League Stew. "For the well-being of my family, I'll have no further comment."
The Cubs also issued a statement on the same day, announcing they would "fully cooperate" with the Commissioner's Office investigation into the situation.
Anthony Guglielmi, a spokesman for the Chicago Police Department, told the Associated Press there isn't an open police investigation into the allegations against Russell.