Cubs left fielder Ben Zobrist's wife has filed for divorce, which appears to explain his leave of absence from the team. Julianna is a professional singer who infuses a little bit of electronic influence into her music.
He's getting a divorce after 14 years of marriage, according to court documents Zobrist filed just outside Nashville, Tenn., alleging his wife, Julianna, "has been guilty of inappropriate marital conduct, which rendered further cohabitation impossible", The Tennessean reported.
On the same day that Julianna Zobrist filed for divorce, Ben Zobrist filed for legal separation in Williamson, Tennessee, where the couple owns a house, according to the Tennessean. She has also performed on WGN-TV.More news: New Zealand PM Calls On Companies To Prevent Streaming Of Terror Attacks
Zobrist is due more than $9 million for the remainder of this season in the final year of his four-year contract with the club. They have three children together. He has since played for the Royals and Cubs, winning a World Series with each and reuniting with Maddon in Chicago.
A red flag was raised when Major League Baseball star Ben Zobrist, 37, took a full week off from work for "personal reasons", and it seems that the time off wasn't able to mend issues that have arisen in his personal life.
"No indication", manager Joe Maddon said.More news: Colorado School Cleared Student Violence Concerns Months Before Shooting
The Cubs granted Zobrist, 37, a leave of absence on May 8.
Ben Zobrist, the MVP of the 2016 World Series, also delayed reporting to spring training in February for what he and the team also called "personal reasons".More news: San Francisco moves to ban use of facial recognition technology
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