Ben Zobrist to re-join Cubs
|Friday, July 26, 2019, 7:12 PM- -|
Zo is coming back.
Zobrist can be on the restricted list up to 30 days while working himself back in shape and also won't count against the 40-man roster during that time.
“We’re thrilled,” Epstein said to reporters on Friday night in Milwaukee.
For the season, Zobrist is batting .241 with 10 RBI. He has until Aug. 31 to get off the restricted list to be eligible for the playoff roster. End of August is a soft target date for his full return.
Zobrist returning more than likely won't change what the Cubs will try to do with different trade scenarios, but he just made the Cubs bench much more dangerous if he can get back to his old self in the next month or so.
Ben has been on personal leave as he and his former spouse Julianne Zobrist filed divorce paperwork in separate courts to end their marriage that had lasted since 2005.
Theo: We have complete trust in Zo the person and as a professional. Only needs to be off restricted list by Aug. 31 to be playoff eligible.— Mark Gonzales (@MDGonzales) July 26, 2019