UPDATE: According to TMZ, Cubs veteran Ben Zobrist's wife, Julianna, has filed for divorce.
Chicago Cubs Star Ben Zobrist's Wife Files for Divorcehttps://t.co/QHILh2Jcbe— TMZ Sports (@TMZ_Sports) May 15, 2019
At first, we initially thought the Chicago Cubs were placing Ben Zobrist on the injured list, but it turned out he actually requested a leave of absence from the team due to a personal matter. On Thursday, team president of baseball operations Theo Epstein weighed in, but provided few details.
We're unsure exactly what's going on, but the Cubs have offered Zobrist their full support during this time.
Theo Epstein has no timeline for Ben Zobrist's return to #Cubs: "He requested a leave for an important personal family matter. We granted it and think the world of him."— 670 The Score (@670TheScore) May 9, 2019
This situation could be much uglier than many first anticipated, especially given that it's very concerning there's no timetable for his return.
While this is all speculation at this point and nothing is confirmed, Twitter detectives discovered that Ben's wife, Julianna Zobrist, deleted her Twitter account and scrubbed her Instagram of a number of photographs depicting the Cubs veteran, leading many to believe the two are dealing with marital issues.
Julianna Zobrist deleted her Twitter account...what's going on pic.twitter.com/WJqgbMg9AH— Thomas Carannante (@TurkeyTom17) May 10, 2019
As for Julianna's Instagram, it's certainly got fewer pictures of Ben now that it did before, but if you scroll down far enough, you'll see there are still many there as of this writing.
Sooooooo Julianna Zobrist deleted her twitter and a bunch of IG posts with Ben? Someone spin zone this PRONTO— Carl (@barstoolcarl) May 9, 2019
Maybe she forgot a few?
Or maybe she left a few up there to not make it seem conspicuous?
Perhaps there just weren't that many pictures of her and Ben to begin with.
All told, the Cubs faithful surely know better than most.
At this point, the truth of the matter isn't publicly known. W