Ben Grieve (born May 4, 1976 in Arlington, Texas) is a Major League Baseball outfielder who currently plays for the Chicago White Sox. He bats left-handed and throws right-handed. In his nine-season career, he has played with the Oakland Athletics (1997-2000), Tampa Bay Devil Rays (2001-2003), Milwaukee Brewers (2004), and Chicago Cubs (2004,2005).
Grieve departed the Chicago Cubs in the 2004-2005 offseason as a free agent, then signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates as a non-roster invitee to spring training. He was then cut from the Pirates, which made him a free agent. Then at the beginning of the 2005 season Grieve was signed by the Chicago Cubs to a minor league contract, which assigned him to the Triple-A Iowa Cubs. He had two short call-ups during the regular season, and was again activated midway through September following roster expansion.
Grieve won the 1998 American League Rookie of the Year award while playing for the Oakland Athletics. His father, Tom Grieve, is an announcer for the Texas Rangers and a former baseball player. Grieve's baseball career has been plagued by accusations of lack of motivation. Perhaps as a result, his career has been very disappointing relative to his natural abilities.