Tampa Bay Rays
2015 Avg.
.240
 
Career Avg.
.264
Name  Ben Zobrist
Born  5/26/1981
Height  6-3
Weight  210
Number  18
Position  2B
Bats  S
Throws  R
5/4/2015 1:18:00 PM
Description: Athletics infielder/outifelder Ben Zobrist (knee) was playing catch this weekend.
Insight: He was riding a stationary bike the day after his April 28 arthroscopic knee surgery. Still, he's not expected back until June.
 
4/25/2015 12:35:00 PM
Description: Athletics infielder/outifelder Ben Zobrist (knee) returned to the lineup on Friday, but apparently it didn't go well because he's been placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: He's dealing with a knee injury. Surgery is a possibility. Eric Sogard will start in his place, but doesn't have much offensive ability.
 
4/24/2015 5:53:00 PM
Description: Athletics infielder/outifelder Ben Zobrist (knee) will return to the lineup on Friday.
Insight: It will be his first start since Sunday. He will start at the DH spot, but should be back int he field at some point this weekend.
 
4/23/2015 10:05:00 AM
Description: Athletics infielder/outifelder Ben Zobrist (knee) is expected to take batting practice and run the bases Thursday and could return as soon as Friday.
Insight: Zobrist needed a cortisone shot earlier in the week. He's batting .267 with one homer, eigth RBI and eight runs scored.
 
4/22/2015 6:35:00 PM
Description: Athletics infielder/outifelder Ben Zobrist (knee) is not in the starting lineup Wednesday against the Angels.
Insight: Zobrist needed a cortisone shot and is expected to miss a few days. Stay tuned.
 
4/22/2015 11:24:00 AM
Description: Athletics infielder/outifelder Ben Zobrist is 7-for-21 in his career versus Angels starter Jered Weaver.
Insight: Zobrist also has two doubles, triple and home run with four RBI against Weaver. Zobrist is hitting .267 with a home run and eight RBI in 45 at-bats.
 
4/21/2015 10:11:00 AM
Description: Athletics infielder/outifelder Ben Zobrist was not in the lineup on Monday against the Angels and is not expected to be available for Tuesday's game against the LA Angels
Insight: Zobrist is dealing with soreness in his left knee and was given a cortisone shot so should miss a couple more days, according to Joe Stiglich of Comcast SportsNet California.
 
4/20/2015 6:13:00 PM
Description: Athletics infielder/outifelder Ben Zobrist is not in the lineup on Monday against the Angels.
Insight: Zobrist left Sunday with soreness in his left knee. Consider him day-to-day.
 
4/20/2015 11:23:00 AM
Description: Athletics infielder/outifelder Ben Zobrist is questionable for Monday's game against the LA Angels due to a sore left knee.
Insight: Zobrist left late on Sunday and could get some time off, but it doesn't appear to be serious. He's not a high-average guy, but he's effective. He is batting .267 with one homer, eight RBI, eight runs and a stolen base.
 
4/13/2015 11:24:00 AM
Description: Athletics infielder/outifelder Ben Zobrist is just 1-for-13 versus Houston right-hander Scott Feldman.
Insight: Zobrist is batting just .250 this season, but has scored five times and knocked in four runs. So far he's played mostly in the outfield, but did start once at second base. We're hoping he continues to be multi-position eligible.
 
4/12/2015 10:20:00 AM
Description: Athletics infielder/outifelder Ben Zobrist does not have much success in his career against Mariners ace Felix Hernandez.
Insight: Well, not many people have success off Hernandez, but Zobrist is just 4-for-31 with 11 strikeouts versus King Felix. If owners have a better option, sit Zobrist.
 
4/11/2015 1:18:00 PM
Description: Oakland infielder/outifelder Ben Zobrist is a .462 hitter (6-for-13) with three doubles and a 1.222 OPS versus Seattle starter J.A, Happ.
Insight: Zobrist has a big Friday night with a pair of doubles and two runs scored so this matchup could help him stay hot.
 
4/7/2015 9:35:00 AM
Description: Oakland infielder/outifelder Ben Zobrist started in left field for the season opener.
Insight: Zobrist batted third and slammed a double and home run in a susscessful A's debut. We love him in that spot in the order and just hope he keeps his multi-position eligibility.
 
3/16/2015 4:39:00 PM
Description: Oakland infielder Ben Zobrist was scratched from Monday's contest with shoulder tightness.
Insight: The good news is that Zobrist told reporters he would be able to play if it were a regular season game. Zobrist will be fine for Opening Day.
 
1/10/2015 1:58:00 PM
Description: Infielder Ben Zobrist and shortstop Yunel Escobar have been traded to Oakland.
Insight: The Rays will receive Daniel Robertson, John Jaso, and Boog Powell in return. Zobrist and Escobar should fit in nicely with Oakland.
 
9/23/2014 10:40:00 PM
Description: Rays second baseman Ben Zobrist went 3-for-4 with two RBI and a run against the Red Sox on Tuesday.
Insight: Zobrist hit a two-RBI double in the eighth inning as Tampa Bay took its first lead of the night, 2-1. Zobrist came around to score on David DeJesus' single as the Rays added three more runs in the frame. The second baseman is hitting .273 with 10 home runs and 50 RBI this season.
 
Cold9/23/2014 1:34:00 PM
Description: Rays second baseman Ben Zobrist is just 4-for-36 (.111) against Boston right-hander Clay Buchholz
Insight: Zobrist is not a recommended daily fantasy play. He's batting .269 this season with 10 homers, 48 RBI, 80 runs and nine steals. Remember when he was close to being a 20-20 guy every season?
 
9/21/2014 9:42:00 AM
Description: Rays second baseman Ben Zobrist could be in for a rough day today (if he is in the lineup) against White Sox starter John Danks.
Insight: He is a career .111 hitter (2-for-18) against Danks, with seven strikeouts. Zobrist is not a recommended daily fantasy play.
 
9/14/2014 11:06:00 AM
Description: Rays second baseman Ben Zobrist is a career .370 (10-for-27) hitter against Blue Jays starter Mark Buehrle.
Insight: Though he has 10 hits against Buehrle, only one is an extra-base hit. He also has four RBI. Zobrist is having a solid season, hitting .270 with 44 extra-base hits, 45 RBI and 78 runs.
 
Cold9/12/2014 1:18:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay second baseman Ben Zobrist is 6-for-10 with three extra-base hits against J.A. Happ of the Blue Jays
Insight: Zobrist is back into a slump, batting just .208 over the past two weeks and may not be ready to take advantage of this matchup.