Ben Zobrist Reportedly Considering Playing Again After Complicated Personal Issues in 2019

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When Ben Zobrist missed so much time and played in only 47 games this season because of some personal issues, it wasn't outrageous to think he might retire, especially entering free agency this offseason.

However, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network, Zobrist is at least entertaining the possibility of extending his career.

The versatile utility man will be entering his age 39 season, and because of his age and the fact he left the team with no timetable following his divorce, it would take a real flyer for Zobrist to land on a roster before next season. Nonetheless, it wouldn't be surprising.

The Los Angeles Angels might consider him because of his connection to manager Joe Maddon, yet he only hit .260 with a .671 OPS in 150 at-bats in 2019. Zobrist did not look like the All-Star he once was, and that dip in production is concerning.

Zobrist hasn't made a definitive decision on whether he wants to play again, but the fact he's considering it makes you believe he wants to get back out there, even if it isn't with the Cubs.