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Ben Zobrist | Outfielder | #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
Contract: view contract details
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Ben Zobrist is getting the night off Wednesday against the Pirates.
Jason Heyward is in right field, Jon Jay is in center, and Javier Baez is at second base in the evening matchup versus Pittsburgh right-hander Tyler Glasnow. Apr 26 - 2:15 PM

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Ben Zobrist (back) is back in the Cubs' lineup Sunday.

Zobrist missed a couple games with a sore back, but he'll play second base and bat cleanup Sunday. Willson Contreras is sitting out even after going 3-for-4 with a grand slam Saturday, as Miguel Montero will do the catching.
Apr 23 - 9:33 AM

Ben Zobrist (back) remains out of the Cubs' starting lineup on Saturday.

Zobrist also sat out Friday's contest and has been bothered by a sore back in recent days. Javier Baez is once again starting at second base and will bat seventh for the Cubs against Cody Reed and the Reds.
Apr 22 - 9:38 AM

Ben Zobrist is not in the Cubs' lineup Friday.

It's a regular day off. The Cubs have Javier Baez at second base, Jason Heyward in right field and Albert Almora in center.
Apr 21 - 2:08 PM

Ben Zobrist is absent from the Cubs' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon against the Dodgers.

Javier Baez will start at second base and bat eighth with Jason Heyward patrolling right field and hitting seventh versus Dodgers left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu. It's a simply day off for Zobrist.
Apr 13 - 10:30 AM

Ben Zobrist launched a solo home run while adding a walk in four at-bats Friday in Milwaukee.

The solo home run was the only blemish on the stat line of Jimmy Nelson, as Zobrist recorded his first RBI of the 2017 campaign. The reigning World Series MVP moved to second base from right field once Javier Baez departed due to a black eye after being involved in a collision with teammate Jason Heyward. Zobrist could make a start at second base on Saturday, and his versatility from an eligibility perspective is what makes him extra valuable to his fantasy owners.
Apr 8 - 12:32 AM

Ben Zobrist is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Cardinals.

Zobrist made the start in right field in the Cubs' season opener on Sunday, but he is on the bench Tuesday with Jason Heyward in right and Javy Baez at second base. Fantasy owners are going to have to watch the Cubs' lineup card carefully this season. The full lineup against Adam Wainwright: Kyle Schwarber LF, Kris Bryant 3B, Anthony Rizzo 1B, Addison Russell SS, Willson Contreras C, Jason Heyward RF, Baez 2B, Jake Arrieta SP, Albert Almora, Jr. CF.
Apr 4 - 3:07 PM

Ben Zobrist (neck) is back in the Cubs' Cactus League lineup on Tuesday.

Zobrist has been sidelined for over a week due to neck stiffness, but he plans to play Tuesday and Wednesday in Cactus League action and get some extra at-bats on the minor league side. Barring any setbacks, he should be good to go for Opening Day.
Mar 28 - 11:26 AM

Ben Zobrist (neck) remains out of Cactus League action on Monday.

Zobrist has been out for over a week because of a stiff neck, though it sounds like he might return Tuesday. The veteran second baseman should be fine by the first game of the 2017 regular season.
Mar 27 - 3:34 PM

Ben Zobrist (neck) is aiming to return to the lineup on Monday or Tuesday.

Zobrist hasn't played in a week because of a stiff neck. The Cubs are probably just playing things cautiously here, as a veteran like Zobrist doesn't need a ton of spring training at-bats.
Mar 26 - 1:21 PM

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.
Source: cubs.mlb.com
Mar 23 - 7:54 PM

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