After about a week’s delay to attend to an undisclosed personal matter, veteran utility man Ben Zobrist has reported to Cubs camp.
Ben Zobrist has arrived at Cubs camp. All conspiracy theories can be put to rest. Well, for the moment. Let's see what tomorrow brings.
— Sahadev Sharma (@sahadevsharma) February 22, 2019
Perhaps we’ll learn more later about the reason for his absence, but it’s possible we won’t – it was termed a personal matter, after all. I just hope everything is good and fine and all right, and now he can gear up for the season. Plenty of time for a veteran position player like Zobrist to get ready, so it’s not as if there are any concerns because of his absence.
UPDATE: No comment on the reason for his absence, and that’s just fine. Get geared up and ready to go, and that’s that.
Zobrist wouldn't divulge why he was late to camp, just saying it was a "personal reason." But said everything is OK now and he expects to be here the remainder of camp with no other conflicts.
— Tony Andracki (@TonyAndracki23) February 22, 2019