Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:33:37 -0800
Oakland Athletics 2B Ben Zobrist is expected to play primarily at second base this season. Manager Bob Melvin has discussed finding rest days for the versatile defender as the biggest challenge concerning Zobrist, because of the temptation for Melvin to plug Zobrist in at third base or the outfield to allow other starters a day off.
Fantasy Tip: Zobrist's fantasy stock receives a slight boost because of his eligibility at multiple positions and ability to stay healthy. He has averaged 562 at-bats over the past six seasons, and he is a reliable cross-category contributor. However, the counting stats are declining, and at 33, Zobrist is no longer worthy of early middle round attention in mixed leagues.
Sat, 10 Jan 2015 12:33:10 -0800
Oakland Athletics 2B Eric Sogard could begin the 2015 season at Triple-A Nashville in order to receive regular playing time. He finished last year as the team's primary second baseman but could find himself on the bench as a reserve infielder or in the minors due to the acquisitions of 2B Ben Zobrist and SS Yunel Escobar.
Sat, 10 Jan 2015 12:29:52 -0800
The Oakland Athletics are expected to turn 2B Marcus Semien into a utility player capable of playing multiple positions, as a result of their recent acquisitions of 2B Ben Zobrist and SS Yunel Escobar.
Sat, 10 Jan 2015 11:12:34 -0800
Updating a previous report, the Oakland Athletics have finalized a trade where they have acquired 2B Ben Zobrist and SS Yunel Escobar from the Tampa Bay Rays, in exchange for C John Jaso, minor league SS Daniel R. Robertson and minor league OF Boog Powell.
Sat, 10 Jan 2015 10:39:47 -0800
The Oakland Athletics are on the verge of acquiring 2B Ben Zobrist and SS Yunel Escobar from the Tampa Bay Rays, in exchange for C John Jaso, minor league SS Daniel R. Robertson and minor league OF Boog Powell, according to multiple sources.
Thu, 08 Jan 2015 13:51:55 -0800
The Washington Nationals interest in Tampa Bay Rays 2B Ben Zobrist has not increased due to the upcoming shoulder surgery for Nationals OF Jayson Werth (shoulder), according to sources. The Nationals consider the asking price for Zobrist too steep.
Sun, 04 Jan 2015 19:02:30 -0800
Tampa Bay Rays 2B-OF Ben Zobrist remains a trade target for the San Francisco Giants. Giants assistant manager Bobby Evans said Sunday, Jan. 4, in a radio interview that the team is "staying engaged" with the Rays about a possible trade.
Sun, 04 Jan 2015 10:54:03 -0800
The Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and Washington Nationals appear to have strong interest in trading for Tampa Bay Rays 2B Ben Zobrist, who has previously been linked to the San Francisco Giants.
Sat, 03 Jan 2015 07:59:56 -0800
Tampa Bay Rays 2B Ben Zobrist is a trade target for the San Francisco Giants, and the team is working on acquiring him, according to sources.
Fri, 02 Jan 2015 15:21:33 -0800
Tampa Bay Rays 2B Ben Zobrist is not of interest to the Atlanta Braves, according to sources.