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

The separation comes just days after Zobrist, a three-time all-star and 2016 World Series MVP, announced he was taking a leave of absence from the team.

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

The three-page filing says his wife "has been guilty of inappropriate marital conduct which render further cohabitation impossible."

The filing says Zobrist, 37, hopes the parties will enter into a marital dissolution agreement and permanent parenting plan, or for judge to enter an order of legal separation and have the two live separately, "unless they can reconcile."

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Ben Zobrist took a leave of absence from the Cubs to deal with his marital issues. (Photo: Tim Heitman, USA TODAY Sports)

"Husband is unsure if the marriage can be salvaged," the filing says,

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

Julianna Zobrist also filed for divorce in Cook County, Ill., Records show, the same day her husband filed for legal separation.