MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (August 6, 2019) - The Chicago Cubs have announced that 2016 World Series MVP Ben Zobrist will continue his rehab assignment with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans beginning on Thursday, August 8. Zobrist is scheduled to be with the Pelicans from August 8-10, starting in the series finale against the Winston-Salem Dash and continuing into the first two games of the series against the Wilmington Blue Rocks.
Zobrist, a three-time major league All-Star, is in his fourth season with the Chicago Cubs and will make his first ever appearance for the Pelicans. In 26 games in 2019 with the Cubs, Zobrist hit .241/.343/.253. In the 2016 World Series against the Cleveland Indians, he hit .357 (10-for-28) and had the 10th-inning, go-ahead RBI double in game seven.
Both Thursday and Friday's games will start at 7:05 p.m. at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark, while Saturday's game will begin at 6:05 p.m. Tickets are available at myrtlebeachpelicans.com or over the phones at 843-918-6000.
The 2019 season is the 21st season for the Pelicans franchise and fifth as the Class-A Advanced affiliate of the Chicago Cubs.
ABOUT THE PELICANS: The Myrtle Beach Pelicans are the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Chicago Cubs and play their home games at TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Since being acquired by a group led by Chuck Greenberg during the 2006 season, the Pelicans have repeatedly set team attendance records and become known as one of Minor League Baseball's most innovative and creative franchises. The team and its employees have been dedicated to making a difference in the Myrtle Beach community, specifically giving back over $2 million in donations, fundraising proceeds, in-kind services and community service since launching the Pelicans Play It Forward Community Initiative in 2013. TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark has ranked in the top eight in all of Minor League Baseball by Stadium Journey in six of the last seven seasons. The same publication also placed the Pelicans in the Top 100 Stadium Experiences and the best in the Carolina League for six of the past seven seasons. In June 2017, the Pelicans won the 2017 TripAdvisor.com Certificate of Excellence award. On the field, the team has won four Mills Cup Championships, including claims to back-to-back titles in 1999 and 2000, and again in 2015 and 2016. The Pelicans have made 11 postseason appearances behind 13 half-season Southern Division championships, including the first half of the 2015 season, second half of 2016 and first half of 2017. For more information on the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, please contact the Pelicans at (843) 918-6000 or email Info@MyrtleBeachPelicans.com.