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Ben Zobrist | Second Baseman | #18

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (36) / 5/26/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 210
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: Dallas Baptist
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 6 (0) / HOU
Contract: view contract details

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Ben Zobrist (wrist) ran the bases on Wednesday.
According to Patrick Pinak of, Zobrist has "attempted" to hit but still doesn't feel comfortable. "We're not quite there yet," said manager Joe Maddon. "He's tested it regularly. He's still not satisfied." Zobrist landed on the DL with wrist inflammation earlier this month. There's no timetable for his return. Jun 22 - 9:43 PM

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An MRI on Ben Zobrist's left wrist didn't reveal any structural damage.

Zobrist is hoping to test the wrist out on Wednesday and be activated when first eligible Friday, although he might not quite be ready by that time. Still, it's obviously great news for the versatile 36-year-old.
Jun 19 - 5:30 PM

Ben Zobrist (wrist) will meet with a hand specialist on Monday.

He's expected to undergo more tests. Zobrist was placed on the DL Friday and hasn't thrown a ball since Tuesday. The reigning World Series MVP has hit just .223 with seven homers this year.
Jun 17 - 9:40 PM

Cubs placed INF/OF Ben Zobrist on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to June 13, with a left wrist injury.

Zobrist has been battling left wrist discomfort since late May and will now take an extended break. Tommy La Stella has been recalled from Triple-A Iowa in a corresponding roster move.
Jun 16 - 3:40 PM

The Cubs could make a decision regarding placing Ben Zobrist (wrist) on the disabled list on Friday.

Zobrist is out of the lineup on Wednesday. He continues to be bothered by a sore left wrist off-and-on, an issue which he has been dealing with since late May. The Cubs will give him another two days to rest up -- he may also undergo an MRI -- before deciding whether or not he will need a stay on the disabled list.
Jun 14 - 4:21 PM

Ben Zobrist (wrist) remains out of the Cubs' starting lineup on Wednesday.

Zobrist is still being bothered by a left wrist injury, but there was some thought that he might start Wednesday against Mets right-hander Matt Harvey. The wrist flares up on Zobrist when he bats right-handed. If he can't bat left-handed either, he may need some extended rest.
Jun 14 - 2:04 PM

Ben Zobrist is unavailable Tuesday due to a nagging left wrist injury.

That's part of the reason Anthony Rizzo is at leadoff on Tuesday night against the Mets. Zobrist has been bothered by left wrist discomfort off and on since late May, and batting right-handed is especially uncomfortable for the veteran switch-hitter. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Jun 13 - 6:21 PM

Ben Zobrist went 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBI as the Cubs defeated the Rockies 7-5 on Sunday.

Zobrist helped the Cubs jump out to a four-run lead in the bottom of the first inning with his three-run shot off Rockies starter Antonio Senzatela. He also led off the third inning with a single, but that threat was erased when Jason Heyward grounded into a double play. Zobrist is batting .228/.327/.402 with seven home runs and 21 RBI in 53 games this season.
Jun 11 - 6:21 PM

Ben Zobrist is not in the Cubs' lineup Tuesday.

Zobrist has had a wrist injury recently and is in a 1-for-24 funk at the plate, so it's probably a good time for a day off. Kyle Schwarber and Ian Happ are also on the bench, as the Cubs have Javy Baez at second base, Jon Jay in left field and Albert Almora in center.

Ben Zobrist (wrist) is in the Cubs' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Padres.

Zobrist still feels discomfort in his left wrist when he bats right-handed, but the switch-hitter can bat left Tuesday versus Padres rookie Dinelson Lamet. Zobrist is starting at second base for Chicago.
May 30 - 5:10 PM

Ben Zobrist was pinch-hit for in the eighth inning Monday because his ailing left wrist still bothers him when he bats right-handed.

Zobrist returned to the lineup with the Padres starting righty Jarred Cosart, but his wrist didn't feel up to facing lefty Brad Hand. He's expected to be back in the lineup Tuesday against right-hander Dinelson Lamet, but it sounds like Zobrist might be benched for a bit when the opponent starts a left-hander.
May 29 - 8:24 PM

Ben Zobrist (wrist) has returned to the Cubs' lineup Monday against the Padres.

Zobrist missed back-to-back games over the weekend after tweaking his left wrist during Friday's game, but he's feeling better now. He'll hit leadoff and start in right field while Jason Heyward will play center. Miguel Montero will start behind the plate and catch Kyle Hendricks.

Ben Zobrist (wrist) hopes to be back in the Cubs' lineup on Monday.

Zobrist tweaked his left wrist during an at-bat Friday and is out of the lineup Sunday for the second straight day. The Cubs are going with Javier Baez at second base and in the leadoff spot and an outfield of Ian Happ, Albert Almora and Jason Heyward.

Updating an earlier report, Ben Zobrist is out with a sore wrist.

Zobrist said he felt "something" in his first at-bat on Friday night. Rookie Ian Happ is spelling him at second base Saturday against the Dodgers but Zobrist should be available off the bench. Consider him day-to-day.
May 27 - 6:09 PM

Ben Zobrist is absent from the Cubs' starting lineup on Saturday.

Ian Happ is getting another start at second base while Jon Jay is starting in center field with Jason Heyward in right. The 36-year-old Zobrist is hitting .261/.352/.458 with six homers and 18 RBI on the season.
May 27 - 3:17 PM

Depth Charts

C1Willson Contreras
2Miguel Montero
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Javier Baez
SS1Addison Russell
3B1Kris Bryant
2Tommy La Stella
LF1Ian Happ
2Mark Zagunis
CF1Albert Almora
2Jon Jay
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
S1Jon Lester
2Jake Arrieta
3Kyle Hendricks
4John Lackey
5Brett Anderson
6Eddie Butler
Relief Pitcher
R1Wade Davis
2Carl Edwards Jr.
3Pedro Strop
4Koji Uehara
5Hector Rondon
6Mike Montgomery
7Brian Duensing
8Justin Grimm
9Felix Pena
10Dylan Floro