About a year after he took a leave of absence from the Cubs, Ben Zobrist discovered his wife was having an affair with their minister, according to court documents.
The minister was also accused of defrauding Zobrist’s charity foundation, for which he worked.
The 40-year-old Zobrist made those allegations in a lawsuit filed on his behalf in May in a Tennessee circuit court. Last week, the Peoria Journal Star obtained a copy of the lawsuit.
Now retired after a 13-year major-league baseball career, Zobrist is seeking $6 million in damages from Byron Yawn, the CEO of Forrest Crain & Co., a Nashville-area business-consulting firm.