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18 Ben Zobrist LF
Height/Weight: 6-3/210 | Birthdate: 5/26/1981 | Birthplace: Eureka, IL | Bats/Throws: S/R | Team: Oakland | College: Dallas Baptist | MLB Experience: 10 | Salary: $5,687,300 | Owned/Started%: 92/6 | Average Draft Position: 93.22
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Athletics LF Ben Zobrist ready to roll on rehab assignment


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2015) Athletics left fielder Ben Zobrist, who is recovering from a knee injury, will play seven innings for Stockton on Thursday night, then take a day off Friday before joining Triple-A Nashville, per CSNBayArea.com.com

Zobrist has been out for nearly four weeks. When he does return to Oakland, he will do so with a slash line of .240/.304/.400. He struck out just three times in 50 at-bats before going down.


Athletics' Ben Zobrist (knee) to see time at 2B in rehab game Tuesday


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/18/2015) Ben Zobrist (knee) is scheduled to play five innings at second base Tuesday for the Athletics' Class-A Stockton Ports, reports the San Francisco Chronicle.

Zobrist, who's currently on the 15-day disabled list with a knee injury, ran the bases Sunday to test his knee.

Zobrist had played in 14 games for the A's this season before hitting the DL, going 12 for 50 (.240 avg.) with one homer, five doubles and eight RBI.

Athletics' Ben Zobrist runs the bases on Sunday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/17/2015) Athletics second baseman Ben Zobrist was able to run the bases on Sunday and test his injured knee, manager Bob Melvin said per CSN California.

Zobrist, who is currently on the 15-day DL with a knee injury, is scheduled to play five innings for Triple-A Stockton on Tuesday as a part of his rehab assignment. The veteran is hitting .240 with eight RBI in 50 at-bats this season.


Athletics' Ben Zobrist (knee) could return by May 25


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/16/2015) Athletics super utility man Ben Zobrist is expected to begin a rehab assignment on Tuesday or Wednesday, manager Bob Melvin said. Melvin also said that they are hoping to have Zobrist back with the club when they begin their next homestand on May 25, according to Comcast Sports Net. 

Athletics INF/OF Ben Zobrist expected to start rehab next week


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/13/2015) Ben Zobrist is expected to begin a minor league rehab assignment next week, according to the San Francisco Chronicle

Zobrist has been out of action for the Athletics since April 24 after having meniscus surgery on his knee. He is expected to appear in several rehab games before rejoining the A's. Before going down with the injury, Zobrist was hitting .240 (12 for 50) with one home run and eight RBI.


Athletics OF Ben Zobrist (knee) set to take batting practice Tuesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2015) Athletics outfielder Ben Zobrist is scheduled to take batting practice Tuesday, reports MLB.com.

Zobrist has not played since April 24 after undergoing meiniscus surgery in his knee.


Athletics' Ben Zobrist will take batting practice on Monday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/8/2015) Athletics super utility man Ben Zobrist has begun swinging a bat, but he will wait until the team returns home to Oakland before taking batting practice, per the Bay Area News Group

Zobrist is on the disabled list after meiniscus surgery. 

The A's return home on Monday, which is Zobrist's target date for taking BP. 


A's 2B Ben Zobrist aiming to be back in lineup by June 1


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2015) Athletics second baseman/outfielder Ben Zobrist (knee) will hit off a tee Thursday, per MLB.com. He took dry swings Wednesday.

Zobrist added he hopes to be back in the lineup by June 1.


Athletics' Ben Zobrist has zero discomfort with knee


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2015) Athletics second baseman Ben Zobrist has zero discomfort with his knee and his rehab is going well, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Zobrist has yet to resume hitting after undergoing knee surgery in late April, but if things continue to go well with his recovery, it's possible he's back with the team before the end of May. He has hit .240/.304/.400 with one home run, eight RBI and one stolen base in 50 at-bats.


A's INF/OF Ben Zobrist (knee) playing catch, could return late May


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/4/2015) Athletics utility man Ben Zobrist has already reportedly begun playing catch on Sunday, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Zobrist underwent knee surgery on April 27 and could be back to the team by the end of May.

The A's have a 3-5 record since Zobrist went on the disabled list with the knee injury.


Ben Zobrist, A's not ruling out late-May return


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/30/2015) 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
(4/29/2015) 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
(4/25/2015) 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
(4/24/2015) 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
(4/23/2015) 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.


Athletics 2B Zobrist a no-go Thursday; Sogard set to start


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2015) Athletics left fielder/second baseman Ben Zobrist is starting to pile up the absences with a knee ailment. He is again sidelined Thursday against the host Angels.

Zobrist sustained the injury Sunday and has not played since. He could be available off the bench if he makes it through pregame activities without any setbacks, per MLB.com. Eric Sogard is manning second base in his place.


Athletics LF Zobrist still sidelined Wednesday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2015) Athletics left fielder Ben Zobrist (knee) remains out of the lineup Wednesday against the Angels. He sustained the injury Sunday.

Ben Zobrist, Sam Fuld out of the starting lineup Tuesday for A's


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2015) Athletics second baseman Ben Zobrist, center fielder Sam Fuld, first baseman Ike Davis and right fielder Josh Reddick are all out of the starting lineup Tuesday against the Angels, the team announced.

Craig Gentry will draw his fifth start of the year against lefty pitcher Hector Santiago. Gentry is 0 for 18 with six strikeouts to start the season. Zobrist will miss his second straight game with Eric Sogard taking over at second. 

Stephen Vogt will start at first and move Josh Phegley behind the plate. Cody Ross takes over in right for Reddick. The Athletics are currently the underdogs (+110) against the Angels.


Athletics' Ben Zobrist out of lineup Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2015) Athletics second baseman Ben Zobrist is not in the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Angels.

Zobrist came out of Sunday's game due to knee soreness and is being held out of his regular role one day later. Zobrist is hoping rest and cortisone will alleviate the issue and doesn't think it is as bad as the one that required surgery, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

"I know it's not normal, so in that regard, it's a little disconcerting," Zobrist said, per MLB.com. "I'm disappointed right now that I'm not in the lineup, and I definitely want to feel 100 percent, and I'm not there... We'll see how it reacts."

"If it reacts well and I feel I can really move out there and contribute, then I'll give it a go. If not, then we'll have to give it more time."

With Zobrist sidelined, catcher Stephen Vogt will move to the No. 3 spot in the lineup, while Eric Sogard will draw the start at second base and bat eighth.

The Athletics are underdogs (+135) against the Angels on the road Monday.


Athletics' Ben Zobrist leaves game with sore knee


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2015) Athletics' second baseman Ben Zobrist left Sunday's game in the fifth inning with left knee soreness, per MLB.com. Zobrist jammed his knee while sliding and was taken out shortly afterward. 

"Just didn't feel like I had the range to stay in the game right there," he said. 

Zobrist said he would see how he knee felt Monday. 


Stephen Vogt, Ike Davis, Eric Sogard out of Athletics' lineup on Sunday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2015) The Athletics gave several regulars a rest for Sunday's day game. 

Catcher Stephen Vogt, first baseman Ike Davis, center fielder Sam Fuld and second baseman Eric Sogard were all out of Sunday's starting lineup. 

Josh Phegley gets the start at catcher, batting sixth in the order. Ben Zobrist will play second base, batting third. 

Mark Canha moves from left field to first base, replacing Davis. Cody Ross gets the start in left, batting fifth. 

Craig Gentry gets the call in center, batting leadoff. 


Ben Zobrist (heel) back in A's lineup after missing one game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2015) Athletics second baseman/outfielder Ben Zobrist returned to the starting lineup Friday against the Royals after missing one game due to a heel injury. 

The Royals are sending veteran right-hander Jeremy Guthrie to the hill Friday. Zobrist is batting .317 (13 for 41) with one triple, three doubles, four RBI, three walks and eight strikeouts against Guthrie in his career.

The Athletics are favored (-115) in Friday's game, per VegasInsider.com.


Athletics' Ben Zobrist (heel) out of lineup Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/15/2015) Athletics second baseman Ben Zobrist is not in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Astros.

Zobrist is dealing with a minor heel issue, the San Francisco Chronicle reports, and with an off-day scheduled for Thursday, manager Bob Melvin is giving the infielder some extra opportunity to rest. He is expected to rejoin the lineup Friday.

The A's are underdogs (+100) in Houston Wednesday.


Ben Zobrist gets RBI double in Athletics' rally


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/11/2015) Ben Zobrist drove in a run on an RBI double during the Athletics' eighth inning rally against the Mariners in a 5-4 loss in 11 innings on Saturday. 

Zobrist went two for five on the day, scoring once. The performance lifted his batting average to .292. 


Athletics left fielder Ben Zobrist rips two-run homer in win


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/7/2015) Athletics left fielder Ben Zobrist went 2 for 5 at the plate Monday in Oakland's 8-0 win over the Rangers. Zobrist got things going early, taking starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo to deep right field right after Sam Fuld led off with a triple.

Zobrist then doubled in his next at-bat, but was left stranded. He also left three runners on base.