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Ben Zobrist | Second Baseman

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (34) / 5/26/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 210
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Ben Zobrist went 2-for-4 with an RBI double, a walk and a strikeout in Friday's win over the Twins.
Zobrist connected for an RBI double in the eighth inning. It snapped a 1-1 tie and helped the Royals to an eventual 3-1 win. He's done a fantastic job since joining the team just prior to the trade deadline, as he's hitting .288/.369/.461 with seven homers, 16 doubles and 22 RBI over 223 at-bats since donning KC garb. Oct 2 - 11:40 PM

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Ben Zobrist is not in the Royals' lineup Sunday.

He's just getting a breather. Christian Colon will hold down second base.
Sep 27 - 11:11 AM

Ben Zobrist went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's loss to the Indians.

Zobrist cracked a solo home run in the second inning to draw the Royals to within 2-1, but Kris Medlen was unable to keep the game within reach and they would ultimately lose by a score of 9-5. The homer was his seventh with the Royals and 13th overall. Between the A's and Royals this season, he's hitting .282/.367/.466 with the 13 dingers and 54 RBI.
Sep 26 - 10:45 PM

Ben Zobrist is not in the Royals' lineup Friday.

It looks to be a simple day off. Omar Infante is at second base following his seven-RBI explosion on Thursday.
Sep 18 - 4:03 PM

Ben Zobrist homered, tripled and walked before being removed for a pinch-runner Wednesday against the Twins.

Jarrod Dyson swiped two bases after replacing Zobrist, but he couldn't failed to score a run in a tie game and not having Zobrist around to hit in the bottom of the 12th might have cost the Royals tonight. Zobrist is hitting .319 with six homers in 37 games for the Royals.
Sep 10 - 12:27 AM

Ben Zobrist went 4-for-5 with three runs scored from the leadoff spot for the Royals on Thursday.

It's almost like Zobrist might be a better leadoff option than Alcides Escobar, who had a rare day off in this one. He's hitting .339 with five homers and a 14/19 K/BB ratio in 121 at-bats since joining the Royals.
Sep 4 - 12:17 AM

Ben Zobrist went 1-for-2 with a walk and a solo home run as the Royals routed the Tigers on Wednesday.

Zobrist knocked in the first of the Royals' 12 runs, clubbing a solo home run to left field off of Randy Wolf in the first inning. It's his 11th of the season and fifth since joining the Royals in late July. On the season, Zobrist is hitting a solid .285/.373/.470.
Sep 2 - 11:12 PM

Ben Zobrist went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Friday's win over the Rays.

Zobrist has been a monster since joining the Royals at the trade deadline, racking up 35 hits (including eight doubles and four home runs) over 102 at-bats. During his current little five-game hitting streak, he's 8-for-18. Simply marvelous. For the season, he maintains a .291/.377/.475 triple-slash to pair with 10 homers, 46 RBI and 59 runs scored.
Aug 28 - 11:05 PM

Ben Zobrist went 4-for-5 with a pair of doubles, an RBI, and two runs scored as the Royals fended off the Reds on Wednesday.

Zobrist hit an RBI double and later scored in a two-run first inning, then doubled and scored in the second inning as well. He's on a six-game hitting streak, with five of those including multiple hits. The super-utilityman is batting .379 (25-for-66) since joining the Royals. Overall, Zobrist has a .292/.380/.488 triple-slash line with 10 home runs, 46 RBI, and 52 runs scored.
Aug 20 - 12:31 AM

Ben Zobrist tied the game with a ninth-inning home run, allowing the Royals to defeat the Reds in 13 innings on Tuesday.

Zobrist drilled an Aroldis Chapman slider over the fence in left field to tie the game at 1-1 in the ninth inning. He finished 2-for-6 on the night, adding an RBI single for insurance in the 13th. The homer was his first since August 2 and his fourth as a member of the Royals. Including his time with the Athletics, Zobrist is batting .284/.374/.476 with 10 home runs and 45 RBI.
Aug 18 - 11:50 PM

Ben Zobrist reached base in all four of his plate appearances in Monday's win against the Tigers.

Zobrist singled three times and walked, scoring once in the first inning on Lorenzo Cain's double. He was in a mini-slump, batting .222 (4-for-18) in his previous five games, but he's been quite productive since coming to the Royals from the Athletics. On the season, Zobrist is hitting .277/.361/.469 with nine home runs, 41 RBI, and 45 runs scored.
Aug 10 - 11:01 PM

Ben Zobrist supplied a two-run home run and walked in four plate appearances in Sunday's loss to the Blue Jays.

Zobrist went yard twice on Saturday, and added another in his fourth game as a Royal. His two-run blast in the eighth inning brought the Royals to within a run at 3-2. Zobrist is batting .272/.355/.480 with nine home runs and 39 RBI on the year.
Aug 2 - 5:02 PM

Ben Zobrist clubbed a pair of solo home runs on Saturday, leading the Royals to a 7-6 victory over the Blue Jays in Toronto.

Zobrist got the scoring started with a solo shot off Jays starter Mark Buehrle in the first inning. He then took Mark Lowe deep in the eighth inning, tying the game at 5-5 and igniting a rally that would lead the Royals to victory. He also doubled in the ballgame, finishing the afternoon 3-for-4 with three runs scored.
Aug 1 - 3:41 PM

Royals acquired INF/OF Ben Zobrist and cash considerations from the Athletics for RHP Aaron Brooks and LHP Sean Manaea.

The deal is official. Zobrist drew interest from a long list of contenders, but the Royals are going for it and paid the price to bring to bring him into the fold. The 34-year-old impending free agent has an .801 OPS over 67 games this season and can be used in the infield and the outfield. He should be a useful piece for Ned Yost and the first-place Royals.
Jul 28 - 2:52 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Royals are set to acquire Ben Zobrist from the Athletics.

Just in case it wasn't already clear after the Johnny Cueto deal, the Royals are going for it. Zobrist was a great fit for any contender because of his versatility and he could play second base or left field for Kansas City. The 34-year-old is batting .268/.354/.447 with six home runs and 33 RBI over 67 games this season. Jerry Crasnick of ESPN hears that the Royals will send pitchers Aaron Brooks and Sean Manea to Oakland in the deal.
Jul 28 - 2:32 PM

Depth Charts

C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
3Francisco Peña
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Omar Infante
3Christian Colon
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Cheslor Cuthbert
LF1Alex Gordon
2Jonny Gomes
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Jarrod Dyson
3Terrance Gore
RF1Alex Rios
2Paulo Orlando
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
S1Johnny Cueto
2Yordano Ventura
3Edinson Volquez
4Kris Medlen
5Jeremy Guthrie
6Jason Vargas
Relief Pitcher
R1Wade Davis
2Greg Holland
3Kelvin Herrera
4Ryan Madson
5Luke Hochevar
6Franklin Morales
7Chris Young
8Danny Duffy
9Scott Alexander
10Miguel Almonte
11Tim Collins
12Louis Coleman
13Joba Chamberlain
14Brian Flynn