Chicago Cubs player Ben Zobrist filed suit for legal separation from his wife, Julianna, this week in Williamson County, Tennessee.

The split comes a few days after Zobrist, a three-time All-Star and the MVP of the 2016 World Series, announced he was taking a long leave of absence from the team.

The couple has owned a house in Williamson County, outside of Nashville, for 12 years. They have been married since 2005.

The three-page presentation says that his wife "has been guilty of inappropriate marital behavior that makes additional coexistence impossible."

The filing says that Zobrist, 37, expects the parties to enter into a matrimonial dissolution agreement and a permanent parenting plan, or that a judge will enter a legal separation order and that the two will live separately, "unless can be reconciled. "

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Ben Zobrist said goodbye to the Cubs to deal with their marital problems. (Photo: Tim Heitman, USA Today Sports)

"The husband is not sure if the marriage can be saved," says the presentation,

The couple has three small children. Julianna Zobrist is a singer and author. Who published a book last year.

Julianna Zobrist also filed for divorce in Cook County, Illinois, according to the records, on the same day her husband filed for legal separation.