Latest Ben Zobrist News

Kimbrel on Cubs: 'I'm happy where I am'

Jun. 7, 2019 10:34 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — After missing more than one-third of a season while waiting for the right offer, Craig Kimbrel found a home with the Chicago Cubs. "Am I disappointed at where I am? No. not all at all. I'm very happy where I am," Kimbrel said Friday after the Cubs finalized a three-year contract that...

Suarez singles in rain, Reds slow Cubs' surge with 4-2 win

May. 17, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — A heavy rain was turning the field slick. The grounds crew was waiting to fetch the tarp. Eugenio Suarez knew this might be the Reds' best chance to take control and win a series. Suarez singled home the go-ahead run during a fifth-inning downpour and added another RBI single Thursday...

Yasiel Puig singles in 10th as Reds rally past Cubs 6-5

May. 15, 2019 11:15 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Yasiel Puig got a chance to redeem his rough night and came through with his biggest moment yet in Cincinnati. The struggling outfielder hit an RBI single with the bases loaded in the 10th inning Wednesday night, rallying the Reds to a 6-5 victory over the Chicago Cubs. He tossed his bat...

Cubs' Zobrist files for separation from wife

May. 15, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Cubs' Ben Zobrist and his wife, Julianna Zobrist, have filed court documents in separate states seeking to end their marriage. Ben Zobrist filed a complaint for legal separation in Tennessee, according to The Tennesseean . The couple has a home in Williamson County. Julianna Zobrist...

Hendricks has 2-run 2B, pitches into 9th; Cubs top Reds 3-1

May. 14, 2019 10:16 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Kyle Hendricks had as many hits as he allowed in his latest gem. Hendricks had a career-high three hits, including a two-run double , and worked into the ninth inning Tuesday night, leading the surging Chicago Cubs to a 3-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. The Cubs are 10-2 in May, their...

Cubs INF Russell says he understands fans' booing

May. 10, 2019 7:29 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Addison Russell says he understands the booing he has heard since returning to the Chicago Cubs after his suspension for violating baseball's domestic violence policy, calling it "a serious issue." Russell received a mostly chilly reception when he played Wednesday against Miami in his first...

Russell rejoins Cubs after 40-game MLB domestic violence ban

May. 9, 2019 12:29 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Addison Russell and the Chicago Cubs don't believe the 2016 All-Star has become a completely changed man since his ex-wife accused him of physical and emotional abuse. They do believe he's made positive strides and, with the Cubs needing an infielder for a depleted roster, Russell has been...

Heyward homer gives Cubs 3-2 win in 11th in Russell's return

May. 9, 2019 12:13 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — For the second straight night, the surging Chicago Cubs walked off with a victory. Jason Heyward homered leading off the 11th inning to lift Chicago over the Miami Marlins 3-2 Wednesday in Addison Russell's return to the majors. Heyward lined a 1-2 pitch from Jose Quijada into the basket in...

Russell recalled from minors, rejoins Cubs after suspension

May. 8, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Shortstop Addison Russell is rejoining the Chicago Cubs after completing a 40-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy and spending extra time in the minors to get ready. The Cubs recalled Russell from Triple-A Iowa and he was set to start at second base...

Bryant's 3-run HR gives Cubs 5-2 win over Marlins

May. 8, 2019 12:59 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Kris Bryant thinks he is locked in at the plate at the moment — and it shows. Bryant hit a tiebreaking three-run homer with two out in the ninth inning, lifting the Chicago Cubs to a 5-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night. With runners on the corners, Bryant drove a 1-2...