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BEN ZOBRIST RUMORS & GOSSIP

Ben Zobrist's three-hit night leads Rays past Red Sox

BOSTON (AP) -- Ben Zobrist had three hits and drove in Tampa Bay's first two runs during an eighth inning rally for the Rays in a 6-2 win over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night. Alex Cobb pitched seven strong innings and Matt Joyce added a solo homer in the ninth for the Rays in the series opener between the bottom two teams in the AL East. Cobb (9-9) allowed just one run on...
Via Fox Sports Florida
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Odorizzi, Zobrist, Longoria take home BBWAA awards

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Ben Zobrist found Don Zimmer's influence most powerful when discussing baseball's small moments. If attention to detail is present, Zobrist learned, production will follow in time. Zimmer's ethos was wise: Master the job's little duties and large reward will come. So it was appropriate that the utility man reflected on the late Tampa Bay Rays...
Via Fox Sports Florida
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Zobrist has RBI single in 9th, Rays beat Yankees

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Ben Zobrist hit a game-ending single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, lifting the Tampa Bay Rays over the New York Yankees 1-0 on Monday night. With the Baltimore Orioles' 5-2 win over Toronto, the Yankees were eliminated from AL East title contention in Derek Jeter's final season. Mired in an 0-for-24 slump, Jeter was given the...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball: Ben Zobrist trade rumors

Ben Zobrist’s name has been shrouded with trade rumors over the past week With the trade deadline less than two weeks away, the trade market should grow continuously more active. We’ve already seen a few big names traded – Jeff Samardzija, Jason Hammel, and Huston Street for instance – and it seems like another big name that may be changing teams is the two-time All-Star...
Via isportsweb.com
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants Linked to Possible Ben Zobrist Deal

The official second half of the season begins on Friday, so it’s the time of year where teams look inward and assess what they need in order to solidify their rosters for the mad playoff drive over the final two months of the season. For the Giants, I was all ready with a top five keys to the second half of the season type of article, but really, there’s just one very, very,...
Via BaySportsNet
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants Rumors: San Francisco showing most interest in Rays' Ben Zobrist

Of all the players on the Tampa Bay Rays that have been mentioned in trade rumors, Ben Zobrist is the likeliest to be traded. He has drawn a lot of interest throughout the league and would be a solid addition for many teams.The team that is showing the most trade interest in Zobrist is the San Francisco Giants, according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. He adds that the Seattle...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Could Ben Zobrist fill the San Francisco Giants biggest hole?

It’s hard to find many holes or faults in a team that is currently 19-games over .500 and has the best record in Major League Baseball, but the San Francisco Giants have one, and it’s a big. For the very beginning of Spring Training, Giants fans and pundits knew that second base could become a problem area, with the health of starter Marco Scutaro being in question at the start...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

After missing 2 weeks with injured thumb, Zobrist back in Rays lineup

Ben Zobrist is back with the Tampa Bay Rays. The second baseman rejoined the team Friday for the start of a three-game series against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, after he had missed 13 contests since being placed on the 15-day disabled list May 15 with a dislocated left thumb. Zobrist, a two-time All-Star, injured the thumb when sliding awkwardly headfirst into second base...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays place 2B Ben Zobrist on 15-day disabled list with dislocated thumb

The Tampa Bay Rays placed second baseman Ben Zobrist on the 15-day disabled list Thursday. The announcement came a day after he dislocated his left thumb in the fifth inning of the Rays' 2-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field. Zobrist was caught stealing at second base and made awkward contact with the bag on a headfirst slide. He winced in pain before leaving...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay doubles down with Zobrist

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. Of the 934 players to appear in a major league game last year, the surname that was dead last in the alphabet could be found in Tampa Bay. But fortunately for the Rays, Ben Zobrist ranks high on a different list: as one of the best players in baseball. In fact, ESPNs Top 100 ratings for 2011 placed the 30-year-old switch-hitter at No. 62. And when it comes...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 07, 2012  |  Discuss
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