OUTBen Zobrist
2B/LF/RF CHC
2 weeks ago

Zobrist (personal) remains without an official timeline to rejoin the Cubs, ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Zobrist took a leave of absence one week ago for an undisclosed personal matter, with recent court documents filed in Chicago suggesting he's in the process of getting divorced. Manager Joe Maddon said Tuesday that he has "no indication" when Zobrist will be ready to rejoin the team, but the Cubs plan to give the utility man as much time as needs to take care of things in his personal life. Zobrist has hit .241 over 26 games and was already beginning to see his playing time decline prior to leaving the Cubs.

OUTBen Zobrist
2B/LF/RF CHC
3 weeks ago

Zobrist was given a leave of absence for personal reasons Wednesday, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Neither the nature nor the length of Zobrist's absence is known. His absence clears a spot for Addison Russell to be recalled in a corresponding move.

OUTBen Zobrist
2B/LF/RF CHC
3 weeks ago

Zobrist was scratched from Tuesday's lineup against the Marlins due to a personal reason.

EDGE Analysis

Zobrist was expected to start in left field, but he'll be unavailable due to a personal reason. Kyle Schwarber will take his place in left and bat eighth.

OUTBen Zobrist
2B/LF/RF CHC
3 weeks ago

Zobrist went 2-for-4 with a walk, an RBI and two runs scored in Sunday's 13-5 win over the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

All of Chicago's hitters got hot in this one, which was a welcome relief for Zobrist. The veteran utility player came into Sunday with five hitless performances in his previous six games, and he's still hitting only .238 after the two-hit day. Zobrist has seemingly lost a grip on an everyday role while he's struggled, with the likes of Daniel Descalso and David Bote earning more playing time. The fantasy arrow is pointing down for the 37-year-old Zobrist, though his role as a key reserve on the team is fairly safe.

OUTBen Zobrist
2B/LF/RF CHC
3 weeks ago

Zobrist will start in left field and serve as the Cubs' leadoff hitter in Sunday's game against the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

Though Zobrist rejoins the lineup in a prominent spot in the batting order, it doesn't appear that he's on the cusp of regaining an everyday role. He'll be making just his fourth start in eight games with David Bote having seemingly unseated him for a full-time gig.

OUTBen Zobrist
2B/LF/RF CHC
1 month ago

Zobrist remains on the bench Sunday against Arizona.

EDGE Analysis

Zobrist sits for the second straight game. He has just two hits in his last eight contests. Kris Bryant again moves out to right field, with David Bote starting at third base.

OUTBen Zobrist
2B/LF/RF CHC
1 month ago

Zobrist is not starting Saturday against the Diamondbacks.

EDGE Analysis

Zobrist has been in a bit of a funk lately, going 2-for-25 over his last eight games. Kris Bryant moves out to right field, with David Bote starting at third base.

OUTBen Zobrist
2B/LF/RF CHC
1 month ago

Zobrist is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

Zobrist is just 2-for-16 with four strikeouts over his last four games, so he'll hit the bench Wednesday as the Cubs go with an outfield consisting of Kyle Schwarber, Albert Almora and Jason Heyward (from left to right).

OUTBen Zobrist
2B/LF/RF CHC
1 month ago

Zobrist is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Diamondbacks.

EDGE Analysis

Zobrist heads to the bench for the second time in the last three games as he is just 2-for-17 over his last six contests. Kris Bryant will start in right field for the Cubs while David Bote takes over at third base.

OUTBen Zobrist
2B/LF/RF CHC
1 month ago

Zobrist is out of Tuesday's starting lineup against the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

After drawing the start in right field for Monday's series opener, the veteran utility man will get a day off. He'll be replaced by Jason Heyward in right, with Albert Almora manning center and Kris Bryant in left field.