Former Cub Ben Zobrist isn't retired, but he has no plans to play in 2020


Ben Zobrist hasn't officially hung up his spikes, but the former Cubs utilityman and has no plans to play in 2020.

The fan favorite Zobrist briefly talked to reporters Friday in Arizona, saying he's more focused on his family right now. 

Zobrist went through a trying 2019 season in which he spent four months on the restricted list. The 38-year-old stepped away from the Cubs in May to address a personal matter. He showed he has plenty left in the tank upon returning in September, hitting .284 with a .377 on-base percentage in 21 games.

Although he's content not joining a big league roster right now, Zobrist wants to keep his relationship with the Cubs organization going. He hasn't been in uniform, but he's been at the club's spring camp this week.

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