Ben Zobrist Has No Plans To Play Wed 2/12/20 3:57 PM

Free-agent infielder/outfielder Ben Zobrist hasn't announced his retirement yet, but he is currently at home and has no plans to play. The Cubs just signed Jason Kipnis to help at second base on Tuesday, so it's unlikely Zobrist is even in Chicago's plans if they were considering bringing him back. If this is the end for the 38-year-old, he'll end his 14-year career with a .266/.357/.426 slash line, 167 home runs, 768 RBI and 116 stolen bases. He played in just 47 games for the Cubbies in 2019...

Ben Zobrist is Back on Tuesday Tue 9/3/19 6:44 PM

Chicago Cubs infielder Ben Zobrist (personal) is back in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Seattle Mariners. Zobrist missed nearly four months due to personal reasons, but is back with the club now. The Cubs have a logjam of infielders, so it's unclear how often Zobrist is going to play. Zobrist will bat leadoff and play second base versus righty Felix Hernandez on Tuesday. This is a good spot for Zobrist, so DFS players should take notice.

Ben Zobrist Expected To Return Sunday Fri 8/30/19 1:06 PM

Chicago Cubs second baseman/outfielder Ben Zobrist (personal) is expected to rejoin the Cubs on Sunday. Zobrist has missed almost the entire season due to personal reasons and has been getting at-bats in the minor leagues for over a month. The Cubs have had their fair share of problems at second base and at the leadoff spot and manager Joe Maddon said that he wont hesitate to put Zobrist at the top of the Cubs lineup. Zobrist is only a dart throw for owners in deeper leagues and could be rusty ...

Ben Zobrist Expected to Rejoin Cubs in September Wed 8/21/19 6:26 PM

Chicago Cubs infielder/outfielder Ben Zobrist is expected to rejoin the team in September, according to president of baseball operations Theo Epstein. Zobrist has not played with the organization since May due to a personal matter. It's unlikely that he starts when he returns to the Cubs, but will be a helpful option off the bench for the team. He won't have much fantasy value unless he starts upon return.

Transient No More, Kimbrel Lands on the North Side Mon 6/10/19 6:30 AM

Our long national nightmare is over. Craig Kimbrel is no longer a closer without a home, as the Chicago Cubs signed him earlier this week to a three-year deal worth $43 Million, with a club option in 2022. [...]

Ben Zobrist Might Not Return This Year Wed 5/29/19 12:23 AM

The Chicago Cubs are being forced to consider the possibility that infielder/outfielder Ben Zobrist will miss the rest of the season while away from the team due to personal matters that have involved divorce filings by him and his wife. Zobrist has now been away from the Cubs for three full weeks. Kyle Schwarber's two-week run in the leadoff spot is a direct result of Zobrist being absent, manager Joe Maddon said. The Cubs are also hitting .174 (25-for-144) in 21 games without Zobrist with ru[...]

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Ben Zobrist Still Without A Timetable Tue 5/14/19 5:56 PM

Chicago Cubs utility man Ben Zobrist (personal matter) continues to be without a return date as he is dealing with a personal matter. Zobrist has been away from the team since May 7 and the Cubs have turned to versatile players such as David Bote, Daniel Descalso and Addison Russell in Zobrists absence. Outside of NL-only leagues, Bote, Descalso and Russell can be left on the waiver wire for now.

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Ben Zobrist On Restricted List, Addison Russell Comes Up Wed 5/8/19 4:23 PM

The Chicago Cubs placed infielder/outfielder Ben Zobrist on the restricted list due to personal reasons on Wednesday and recalled infielder Addison Russell from Triple-A Iowa in a corresponding move. Zobrist was scratched from the lineup on Tuesday, and it's unclear how long he'll be away from the team. You shouldn't wait around for him in mixed leagues. Russell is starting at second base on [...]