The Cubs placed Ben Zobrist on the restricted list last week and there were no specifics on why Zobrist was going to be away from the team and for how long. Well, you can end all the speculation because we now know why Zobrist is gone indefinitely.
According to court records, Zobrist is dealing with a pending divorce.
On Tuesday, Cubs manager Joe Maddon said he didn’t know when Zobrist would return.
Back in February, Zobrist was excused for his late arrival to spring training.
In 26 games this season, Zobrist is slashing .241/.343/.253. The 37-year-old will be a free agent following this season.