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Cubs’ Ben Zobrist awaiting resolution on cleat controversy

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    Chicago Cubs’ Ben Zobrist hits a two-run double off San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Will Smith during the seventh inning of a baseball game today in Chicago. Ian Happ and Javier Baez scored on the play.

CHICAGO >> Ben Zobrist says he’s awaiting a resolution after being warned a few weeks ago by Major League Baseball for wearing black cleats in violation of the sport’s uniform regulations.

The Chicago Cubs infielder says baseball needs a “consensus from the teams” and players have to come to one. He says he expects an agreement in a few weeks, but warned players have some “freedom” for now.

Zobrist has worn black cleats for days games at Wrigley Field to honor the game’s past. He posted a letter from the league on Instagram two weeks ago citing him for violating regulations requiring at least 51 percent of the exterior of a player’s shoes be the club’s designated primary shoe color — blue for the Cubs.

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