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Wife of Cubs' Ben Zobrist Files for Divorce

Associated Press

CHICAGO - Julianna Zobrist, the wife of Chicago Cubs World Series MVP Ben Zobrist, has filed for divorce.

The Cubs placed the Eureka native on leave for undisclosed personal reasons on May 8. Julianna Zobrist filed for divorce on Monday, according to Cook County Circuit Court records.

Ben Zobrist, who turns 38 on May 26, is batting .241 this season. He is in the final season of a four-year contract with the Cubs.

His wife, the former Julianna Gilmore, is a Christian pop singer who has released several recordings.