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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||600.00||12.00||.273||66.00||74.00||8.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|Knee - 15-day DL. Out until at least late May|
|vs McHugh (Career)||5||2||0||1.000||.500||.400|
|vs RHP||38||9||1|| .286|| .447|| .237|
|12/26/2014||Ben Zobrist, LF OAK||Drew Hutchison, SP TOR|
|12/24/2014||Ben Zobrist, LF OAK|
Marlon Byrd, LF CIN
Jordan Zimmermann, SP WAS
|Alex Rios, RF KC|
Cole Hamels, SP PHI
Jhonny Peralta, SS STL
|12/23/2014||Tyler Skaggs, SP LAA|
Arismendy Alcantara, 2B CHC
Clay Buchholz, SP BOS
Carlos Beltran, DH NYY
Drew Hutchison, SP TOR
|Ben Zobrist, LF OAK|
Dalton Pompey, CF TOR
Jonathan Broxton, RP MIL
|Last 10 Games|
Ben Zobrist, A's not ruling out late-May return
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(4/30/15) The Athletics and second baseman Ben Zobrist aren't ruling out a return in late May for the infielder after he underwent knee surgery Tuesday, MLB.com reports.
"The whole week and a few days until I got the surgery, it was hard," Zobrist said. "I knew that it wasn't right, but I was still trying to gut it out. Now I feel like I'm on the other side of the hill."
Zobrist, who suffered the injury on a slide into a base on April 19, spent 20 minutes on the exercise bike Wednesday. Team orthopedist Jon Dickinson had positive remarks for the infielder after the procedure.
"He said it was a good thing we did the procedure," Zobrist said. "When he got in there, he could see there was something that needed to be cleaned and trimmed. He trimmed that out, and it went smooth. Obviously, the fact that the knee has reacted really well with no swelling, it's a really good sign. Very little swelling at this point. He said probably best-case scenario."
Zobrist has hit .240/.304/.400 with one home run, eight RBI and one stolen base in 50 at-bats.
Athletics LF Ben Zobrist goes under the knife; timetable uncertain
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(4/29/15) Athletics left fielder Ben Zobrist underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Tuesday, according to Comcast SportsNet Bay Area. The procedure was performed by Dr. Jon Dickinson, the team orthopedist.
"Dr. Dickinson said it went as well as we could have hoped, so that's all I needed to hear," manager Bob Melvin said.
Zobrist was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Saturday with the issue. He held a slash line of .240/.304/.400 with five doubles, a home run, eight RBI, five walks and a stolen base over 56 plate appearances. Melvin told reporters that a recovery time is still unknown for Zobrist.
Athletics place Ben Zobrist on disabled list, call up Max Muncy
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(4/25/15) The Athletics placed Ben Zobrist on the 15-day disabled list with a left knee injury, the team announced on Saturday. Zobrist has battled the injury for several days and tested the knee at designated hitter on Friday night.
To replace Zobrist on the roster, the A's called up Max Muncy from Triple-A Nashville. Muncy will make his Major League debut on Saturday, starting at third base and batting seventh for Oakland.
To make room for Muncy on the 40-man roster, the A's designated pitcher Eury De La Rosa for assignment.
Zobrist confirmed that he needs surgery on the knee and will be out four-to-six weeks.
A's LF Ben Zobrist (knee) returns to lineup Friday
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(4/24/15) After being able to pinch hit in Thursday's game, Athletics left fielder Ben Zobrist will bat third for Friday's contest against the Astros, the team announced.
Zobrist missed three games after suffering a knee injury Sunday. Zobrist will face Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel on Friday. Zobrist is 2 for 8 in his career against Keuchel.
The Athletics are the favorites (-130) over the Astros on Friday.
Athletics' Ben Zobrist makes pinch-hit appearance Thursday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(4/23/15) Athletics second baseman Ben Zobrist (knee) fouled out in a pinch-hit appearance in Thursday's 2-0 loss to the Angels.
"I was pretty reluctant to use him today," Melvin said after the game, per the Bay Area News Group.. "I didn’t want to leave him in my pocket, so if we had the tying run up in the ninth, we were going to use him, but I was a little nervous sending him up there."
Zobrist indicated that he was "encouraged" that he'll be able to play Friday after seeing some action Thursday night.
"I’m encouraged," Zobrist said. "I don’t know what the plan is for what we have to do pregame to get that kind of clearance. The big thing for me is how is it going to feel when I get up. If it feels like it has the last few days, there’s a good chance of playing. If it’s sore, then we may need to evaluate as the day goes on."
Zobrist has hit .261/.314/.435 with one home run, eight RBI and one stolen base in 46 at-bats.
|2014 summary: Even as Ben Zobrist entered into his age-33 season, he showed no signs of slowing down as an on-base threat. With a .354 on-base percentage, Zobrist exceeded a .345 mark for the sixth season in a row, and that translated into his sixth straight year with more than 75 runs scored. With 83 runs, Zobrist actually increased his production in that category, but his RBI total fell from 71 to 52. Zobrist's .225 batting average with runners in scoring position played a role in that, but so did the overall decline in the Rays' offense. Two areas in which Zobrist appears to be steeped in decline are extra-base power (10 home runs, 34 doubles) and stolen bases (10 steals in 15 attempts).|
Playing time status: Zobrist had his first visit to the disabled list in six seasons, but a dislocated thumb kept him out for only two weeks. He remains a durable player and a reliable source of plate appearances, and his versatility should keep him in the Athletics' lineup on a daily basis in his first year in Oakland.
2015 outlook: Though Zobrist still offers solid run production for a middle infielder, his pedestrian home run and stolen base totals kept him outside the top 10 among second basemen and shortstops in Rotisserie value. He could resurrect his RBI total with better hitting with runners in scoring position, but his power and speed could continue to wane. At minimum, Zobrist should be in the top 10 at both middle infield positions in points leagues, and his eligibility at three positions (he is also outfield-eligible) helps to make him a solid middle round option in all standard mixed league formats.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/4/15||@ MIN||8:10 pm||Phil Hughes|
|5/5/15||@ MIN||8:10 pm||Trevor May|
|5/6/15||@ MIN||8:10 pm||Kyle Gibson|
|5/7/15||@ MIN||1:10 pm||Ricky Nolasco|
|5/8/15||@ SEA||10:10 pm||Taijuan Walker|
|5/9/15||@ SEA||9:10 pm||J.A. Happ|
|5/10/15||@ SEA||4:10 pm||Felix Hernandez|