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Ben Zobrist | Second Baseman | #18

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (35) / 5/26/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 210
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: Dallas Baptist
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 6 (0) / HOU
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Ben Zobrist said his neck was feeling better on Thursday.
Zobrist missed his second game in a row on Thursday but is targeting Saturday for his return. There was never much doubt about his availability for Opening Day. The reigning World Series MVP has hit .200 over 30 Cactus League at-bats this spring. Mar 23 - 7:54 PM
Source: cubs.mlb.com

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Ben Zobrist (neck) is out of the Cubs' Cactus League lineup again on Thursday.

Zobrist was scratched from the lineup Wednesday after complaining of some minor neck stiffness. It doesn't sound like something that will affect the veteran's readiness for the opening of the 2017 regular season.
Mar 23 - 11:54 AM

Ben Zobrist has been scratched from the lineup for Wednesday's Cactus League game against the Reds due to a stiff neck.

This does not appear to be anything major, but with the season rapidly approaching, the Cubs figure to play it safe with any minor spring aches and pains when it comes to their core players such as Zobrist. Consider him day-to-day moving forward.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 22 - 6:35 PM

Ben Zobrist went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Wednesday's Cactus League showdown with the Diamondbacks.

Zobrist and Addison Russell went belly-to-belly with solo home runs off Taijuan Walker in the fourth inning. The dingers were the first spring shots for both players. For his part, Zobrist had to breathe just a little easier after socking that homer. He entered Wednesday's contest with a mere four hits in 21 at-bats.
Mar 16 - 1:01 AM

Ben Zobrist was named World Series MVP after hitting a go-ahead RBI double in the 10th inning of Wednesday night's Game 7 win over the Indians.

With runners on first and second and the score knotted at 6-6 in the 10th, Zobrist stepped to the plate against Bryan Shaw and promptly came through with a hit that will go down in the annals of World Series history. His sharp RBI double down the left field line brought home the Cubs' first run of the frame, and Miguel Montero would subsequently pad out the newfound lead with an RBI single. In the bottom of the 10th, the Cubs would allow one run before finally putting the Indians to rest by a final score of 8-7. For the World Series as a whole, Zobrist went 10-for-28.
Thu, Nov 3, 2016 01:20:00 AM

Ben Zobrist went 2-for-4 with an RBI triple and a run scored in Wednesday's win over the Indians in Game 2 of the World Series.

Zobrist's fifth-inning RBI triple opened the scoring in what would evolve into a three-run frame by the road team. The veteran infielder now has three multi-hit efforts this postseason. In two World Series games, he is 5-for-8 with a double and a triple.
Wed, Oct 26, 2016 11:20:00 PM

Ben Zobrist hit his 18th home run of the season in Saturday's loss to the Reds.

Zobrist hit the solo homer in the eighth inning, his only hit in four at-bats. The 35-year-old now has three homers in his past two games after hitting just two since the All-Star break prior to Friday's game. Zobrist is hitting .273/.386/.447 with 76 RBI and 94 runs scored in his first year with the Cubs.
Sat, Oct 1, 2016 10:49:00 PM

Ben Zobrist had a nice night at the dish in Sunday's 3-1 victory over the Cardinals, going 3-for-4 with a double and a pair of runs scored.

His pace has certainly cooled after a blistering start to the season, but he has still been a solid producer in the middle of the Cubs lineup throughout the season. With the three-hit attack, Zobrist is now hitting .272/.385/.431 with 15 homers and 72 RBI on the year.
Sun, Sep 25, 2016 11:30:00 PM

Ben Zobrist went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored in Wednesday's win over the Reds.

He also walked. Zobrist has been in an extended slump of late. Reds pitching was just what he needed to start putting the bat on the ball again. The 35-year-old veteran owns a .267 batting average with 15 homers, 68 RBI and 88 runs scored in 499 at-bats. He makes for a shaky fantasy play as the Cubs have been resting their starters regularly after clinching a playoff berth.
Thu, Sep 22, 2016 12:42:00 AM

Ben Zobrist is not in the Cubs starting lineup for Saturday's showdown against the Astros.

Even with the benefit of having the designated hitter in Chicago, manager Joe Maddon wants to give the slumping Zobrist a day of rest. Miguel Montero will serve as the club's DH while Tommy La Stella starts at second base.
Sat, Sep 10, 2016 10:27:00 AM

Ben Zobrist is out of the Cubs' starting lineup on Wednesday against the Pirates.

Zobrist is in a bit of an offensive rut and appears to be getting one of those multi-day mental breaks. Tommy La Stella will start at second base versus Pittsburgh.
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 03:05:00 PM

Ben Zobrist went 3-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and three runs scored in the Cubs' 9-2 thumping of the Rockies on Saturday.

Zobrist had an RBI double in the teams' four-run fourth inning, and he tacked on a solo homer in the ninth for good measure. His 14 home runs are the most he's hit in a season since 2012. The multi-hit game was also his fourth in his last eight contests, raising his overall line to .279/.386/.450 with 62 RBI and 76 runs scored in 113 games.
Sun, Aug 21, 2016 12:50:00 AM

Ben Zobrist is not in the Cubs' lineup Friday.

It's a routine day off. Jason Heyward is also sitting out for the second straight game, as the Cubs have Javier Baez at second base and Jorge Soler in right field.
Fri, Aug 19, 2016 04:55:00 PM

Ben Zobrist plated two runs in Saturday's win over the Athletics.

Zobrist put the Cubs on the board with a two-run single off Sonny Gray in the third inning. He also singled off Gray in the second inning. Zobrist has had a pretty typical year, hitting .278 with 13 bombs, 56 ribbies and four steals. He's scored 66 runs this season, which ties him with Joey Votto and Daniel Murphy for ninth-most in the National League.
Sat, Aug 6, 2016 08:21:00 PM

Ben Zobrist went 3-for-5 with a triple and two RBI as the Cubs came from behind to beat the Mariners 7-6 in 12 innings during Sunday's series finale at Wrigley Field.

Zobrist got the Cubs on the board in the fifth inning by drawing a bases loaded walk, making the score 6-1. He added an RBI triple in the seventh to cut the deficit to 6-3, then singled and scored as part of a three-run rally in the ninth that tied the game. With the three-hit attack, Zobrist is now hitting .280/.387/.452 with 13 homers and 53 RBI on the season.
Mon, Aug 1, 2016 12:38:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Willson Contreras
2Miguel Montero
3Ali Solis
4Taylor Davis
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Javier Baez
3Tommy La Stella
4Jemile Weeks
SS1Addison Russell
3B1Kris Bryant
LF1Kyle Schwarber
CF1Jon Jay
2Albert Almora
RF1Jason Heyward
2Matt Szczur
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Jake Arrieta
3Kyle Hendricks
4John Lackey
5Brett Anderson
6Ryan Williams
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Wade Davis
2Hector Rondon
3Pedro Strop
4Koji Uehara
5Mike Montgomery
6Carl Edwards Jr.
7Justin Grimm
8Rob Zastryzny
9Brian Duensing
10Caleb Smith
11Eddie Butler
12Daniel Moskos
13Gerardo Concepcion
14Manny Parra