Sun, 23 Apr 2017 08:22:00 -0700
Chicago Cubs 2B/OF Ben Zobrist is in the starting lineup Sunday, April 23, against the Cincinnati Reds after missing the last two games with a sore back.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 08:50:28 -0700
Chicago Cubs 2B/OF Ben Zobrist (back) will not start for a third straight game against the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday, April 22.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 06:23:08 -0700
Chicago Cubs 2B/OF Ben Zobrist (back) remains out of the lineup against the Cincinnati Reds Saturday, April 22, due to tightness in his back.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:41:45 -0700
Chicago Cubs 2B/OF Ben Zobrist is absent from the starting lineup Friday, April 21, against the Cincinnati Reds.
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:01:27 -0700
Chicago Cubs OF Kyle Schwarber, OF Jason Heyward and 2B/OF Ben Zobrist are absent from the starting lineup Wednesday, April 19, against the Milwaukee Brewers. OFs Jon Jay, Albert Almora and Matt Szczur are in left, center and right field, respectively.
Sun, 26 Mar 2017 14:08:04 -0700
Chicago Cubs 2B Ben Zobrist (neck) said he expects to return to the lineup Monday, March 27, or Tuesday, March 28. He has missed a few days because of a stiff neck.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:25:30 -0700
Chicago Cubs 2B Ben Zobrist (neck) was scratched again for the second consecutive day Thursday, March 23, due to a stiff neck.
Mon, 18 Jul 2016 21:34:46 -0700
Chicago Cubs 2B-OF Ben Zobrist rested for a second straight day Monday, July 18, against the New York Mets. "(Manager Joe Maddon) told me yesterday that he wanted to give me two in a row," Zobrist said. "I think it will be good to be able to stay off my feet a little bit and try and get caught up. Just didn't feel like the break kind of helped me get caught up as much as I wanted it to."
Fantasy Tip: Zobrist started in the All-Star Game, so it wasn't really much of a break. It appears he'll be good to go Tuesday, so if you're in a league which allows daily moves it appears safe to get him back in there.
Mon, 18 Jul 2016 16:32:43 -0700
Chicago Cubs 2B Ben Zobrist hit .301 through the first three months of the season, with just a 19% chase rate, but in July, he's hitting an MLB-worst .122 with a 27% chase rate.
Fantasy Tip: At least the main issue can probably be diagnosed, as Zobrist seems to be chasing a lot more pitches than usual, which is very uncharacteristic of him as he's generally one of the tougher major league hitters to strike out. Nonetheless, owners can keep plugging him in there, as he should break out of this slump sooner than later.
Mon, 18 Jul 2016 11:27:54 -0700
Chicago Cubs 2B Ben Zobrist and OF Jason Heyward are not in the starting lineup against New York Mets left-handed SP Steven Matz Monday, July 18. 2B Javier Baez is starting at second base and hitting leadoff again, while OF Matt Szczur is starting in right field and hitting sixth.
Fantasy Tip: Zobrist is out for the second straight day against a lefty, but Joe Maddon wants to give him extra rest following the All-Star break. Baez is a nice power-speed guy that has added value in daily formats today against the lefty. He's batting .353 with four of his nine homers off southpaws. Szczur has potential, too, but is more of a sleeper candidate in DFS.