Chicago Cubs' Ben Zobrist heading to South Bend

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - Major League Baseball says the Chicago Cubs will send second baseman and outfielder Ben Zobrist to South Bend this weekend.

Ben Zobrist – 2016 World Series MVP. Photo Date: 11/3/16 (Photo: MLB)

Zobrist will begin his Minor League assignment with the South Bend Cubs.

He has been on the MLB restricted list since May 8, tending to a family matter.

Zobrist was the 2016 World Series MVP.

Zobrist needs to return to the 40-man roster by August 31 to qualify for the postseason.