Chicago Cubs Ben Zobrist expected to play for South Bend Cubs this weekend

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Chicago Cubs player Ben Zobrist is expected to begin a rehabilitation assignment with the South Bend Cubs Friday, August 2 in the game against the West Michigan Whitecaps. He is expected to be in South Bend through Sunday.

Zobrist will be the designated hitter for 2-3 at-bats, according to Jordan Bastian, the Cubs reporter.

Zobrist has been on the restricted list since May 7 but played in 26 games to start the 2019 season.

Zobrist, a native of Eureka, Illinois, was named the World Series MVP in 2016 after a 10-for-28 performance against the Cleveland Indians in seven games. He had the game winning hit in game seven to lead the Cubs to their World Championship.

This will be the seventh different player to appear in South Bend and the ninth total Major League rehab assignment since the club became a Chicago Cubs affiliate.

The South Bend Cubs will play the Great Lakes Loons Saturday at 7:05 p .m. and Sunday at 2:05 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by visiting the South Bend Cubs Box Office, calling (574) 235-9988, or by going to

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