Ben filed for divorce in Williamson County in Tennessee on Wednesday, alleging she "has been guilty of inappropriate marital conduct, which rendered further cohabitation impossible".
Julianna Zobrist filed for divorce on Monday, according to Cook County Circuit Court records.
That filing says Ben Zobrist "hopes the parties will enter into a marital dissolution agreement and permanent parenting plan, or for a judge to enter an order of legal separation and have the two live separately, 'unless they can reconcile'".
Ben Zobrist, 37, has been on leave from the Cubs for a week for what the team said was a "family matter".
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"No indication", manager Joe Maddon told reporters Tuesday when asked about when he could get Zobrist back. "I texted with him the other day and reminded him how much I care about him, how much we miss him". Zobrist, who is in the final season of a four-year contract with Chicago, was the World Series MVP when the Cubs won the championship in 2016. She has also performed on WGN-TV.
Zobrist played nine years for the Rays, then was traded in January 2015 to Oakland.
Now, after considerable fame and fortune together - Ben on the baseball field, Julianna as a Christian singer, inspirational speaker and author of several books - and three kids, they have each filed for divorce in separate states.
Before he took time off May 8, Zobrist was hitting.241 with 10 RBIs in 26 games.