Ben Zobrist was scratched from the A's Cactus League lineup on Monday due to shoulder tightness.
Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that prior to Ben Zobrist being traded to the Athletics, the Rays, Mets and Nationals had discussed a blockbuster three-team trade.
Athletics acquired INF/OF Ben Zobrist and INF Yunel Escobar from the Rays for INF Daniel Robertson, C John Jaso and OF Boog Powell.
Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Athletics are close to acquiring Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar from the Rays.
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Nationals are "not actively pursuing" Ben Zobrist.
Giants assistant general manager Bobby Evans said in an interview on MLB Network Radio Sunday that the club is "staying engaged" in conversations with the Rays about Ben Zobrist.
David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution notes that the Braves are not interested in acquiring Ben Zobrist from the Rays.
Robert Murray of MLBDailyRumors.com reports that the Rays and Giants are discussing a trade involving Ben Zobrist.
According to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, Ben Zobrist is "very likely to go somewhere" via trade.
FOX Sports' Jon Morosi writes that "there's a decent chance" the Rays will trade Ben Zobrist before Opening Day.
Joel Sherman of the New York Post hears from sources that the Nationals are not targeting INF/OF Ben Zobrist in a potential trade with the Rays.
Rays exercised INF/OF Ben Zobrist's $7.5 million option for 2015.
Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Rays are expected to pick up Ben Zobrist's $7.5 million option for 2015.
Ben Zobrist went 2-for-5 with a game-ending single in the bottom of the ninth as the Rays edged the Yankees 1-0 on Monday.