Zobrist (personal) still has no timeline for his return to the Cubs, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Zobrist has been on personal leave for the past three weeks with him and his wife both recently filing for divorce, and manager Joe Madden indicated Tuesday the team was prepared to be without him for an extended period. "He's at the point now where if he chose to come back, it's going to take him a while to get back up to speed, too," Madden said. "We have to mentally be prepared that we will not have him." The 38-year-old was slashing .241/.343/.253 with one extra-base hit in 99 plate appearances prior to leaving the team.
Zobrist (personal) remains without an official timeline to rejoin the Cubs, ESPN.com reports. 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.
Zobrist was given a leave of absence for personal reasons Wednesday, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Neither the nature of the issue nor the expected length of Zobrist's absence is known. His absence clears a spot for Addison Russell to be recalled in a corresponding move.
Zobrist was scratched from Tuesday's lineup against the Marlins due to a personal reason. Zobrist was expected to start in left field, but he'll be unavailable. Kyle Schwarber will take his place in left and bat eighth.
Zobrist went 2-for-4 with a walk, an RBI and two runs scored in Sunday's 13-5 win over the Cardinals. 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.