They did not say why he took the leave of absence or when he would return. It is not known whether he is receiving his salary - $12MM this season, his final under contract in Chicago - during his absence.
Coinciding with that filing, Zobrist's wife, Julianna, filed for divorce Monday in Cook County circuit court, according to court records, citing "irreconcilable differences".
However, Ben has since accused his wife of "inappropriate marital conduct" in a complaint for legal separation filed in Tennessee this week.
Ben Zobrist remains on Major League Baseball's restricted list and his future with the Cubs is unclear as he goes through divorce proceedings with his wife.
"No indication", manager Joe Maddon told reporters Tuesday when asked about when he could get Zobrist back. Julianna is a professional singer who infuses a little bit of electronic influence into her music.
The couple had been married for 14 years and have three children together. She sang the national anthem at numerous Cubs games through the years, and once performed at a World Series game in 2016. He was with Kansas City when it won the World Series in 2015 and then joined the Cubs in time for their World Series win.
Zobrist was hitting.241 with 10 RBIs in 26 games prior to taking his absence from the team.