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Athletics | Ben Zobrist scratched

Mon, 16 Mar 2015 16:11:40 -0700

Oakland Athletics 2B Ben Zobrist (shoulder) was scratched from the game Monday, March 16, with tightness under his left shoulder, according to manager Bob Melvin. Melvin said Zobrist could have played if it were the regular season.

Fantasy Tip: With Josh Reddick expected to open the season on the disabled list, Zobrist should see enough playing time in the outfield to qualify and make him more versatile to fantasy owners (he also has eligibility at second base). The switch hitter should be taken in the middle rounds of mixed leagues for his ability to deliver double-digit home runs and stolen bases, even though his less desirable pop will be hurt by O.co Coliseum.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: San Jose Mercury News - John Hickey

Athletics | Ben Zobrist to play in OF

Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:51:51 -0700

Oakland Athletics 2B Ben Zobrist will play right field Wednesday, March 11, in a spring training game.

Fantasy Tip: Zobrist has value only in the mid to late rounds of AL leagues because his bat doesn't have enough pop to it, but this could give him some position eligibility should Josh Reddick open the season on the DL.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: San Francisco Chronicle - John Shea

Athletics | Rest days will be key for Ben Zobrist

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jerry Crasnick

Athletics | Eric Sogard could begin season in minors

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: San Francisco Chronicle - Susan Slusser

Athletics | Marcus Semien could be used in utility role

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.

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Athletics | Oakland acquires Ben Zobrist and 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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Bill Chastain and Cash Kruth

Athletics | Reportedly close to acquiring Ben Zobrist, Yunel Escobar

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: San Francisco Chronicle - Susan Slusser

Nationals | Nats consider price for Ben Zobrsit too steep

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSports.com - Ken Rosenthal

Giants | Champs still working on Ben Zobrist

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.

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Rays | Four teams interested in Ben Zobrist

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Boston Globe - Nick Cafardo