Sat, 08 Mar 2014 10:10:28 -0800
Tampa Bay Rays 2B Ben Zobrist (neck) was scratched from the starting lineup Saturday, March 8, because of a stiff neck.
Mon, 03 Mar 2014 12:14:18 -0800
Tampa Bay Rays 2B Ben Zobrist (back) said he felt fine while playing Monday, March 3, and he'll play again Wednesday, March 5.
Sat, 01 Mar 2014 08:35:11 -0800
Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon said he has received positive reports regarding 2B Ben Zobrist (back) and believes Zobrist will play by Monday, March 3, or Tuesday, March 4, at the latest.
Wed, 26 Feb 2014 16:16:45 -0800
Tampa Bay Rays 2B Ben Zobrist (back) took 20 swings from each side of the plate and fielded groundballs Wednesday, Feb. 26, as he returns from a lower back problem. Zobrist said he's likely a couple games behind the rest of his teammates. "We're taking a conservative approach when it comes to rehab, and since this is a day where everyone is standing around a lot, there's no need for me to be standing and doing nothing out here," Zobrist said. "So they're making sure when I'm out here I'm always moving and keeping everything loose." He said his back is still a bit tight, but he has no pain. There is plenty of time for Zobrist to be ready for opening day.
Tue, 25 Feb 2014 05:36:46 -0800
Tampa Bay Rays 2B/OF Ben Zobrist (back) continues to feel better and will take grounders and batting practice Tuesday, Feb. 25.
Mon, 24 Feb 2014 06:32:54 -0800
Tampa Bay Rays 2B/OF Ben Zobrist (back) said he no longer has back pain, and it's just a matter of loosening it up. He will take dry swings Monday, Feb. 24. He hopes to be ready for exhibition games Friday, Feb. 28.
Sun, 23 Feb 2014 18:55:49 -0800
Tampa Bay Rays 2B Ben Zobrist (back) said he was able to do some running Sunday, Feb. 23, and expects to be able to do more things Monday, Feb. 24. "I might get to do some twisting stuff tomorrow, they said," Zobrist said. "Like everything I did today was easy, didn't bother me or anything, so I'm sure we're going to advance it tomorrow. Get closer to being 100 percent."
Fri, 21 Feb 2014 19:47:50 -0800
Tampa Bay Rays 2B Ben Zobrist (back) said his injured lower back is progressing well. Zobrist has missed to workouts after he tweaked his back in the weight room Wednesday, Feb. 19.
Sat, 02 Nov 2013 09:21:56 -0700
The Tampa Bay Rays have picked up 2B Ben Zobrist's $7 million option for the 2014 season.
Thu, 26 Sep 2013 14:10:58 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays SS Yunel Escobar (ankle) was scratched from the lineup Thursday, Sept. 26. 2B Ben Zobrist is replacing him at shortstop.