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Rays position analysis: Second base

The offseason has arrived, and the time has come for the Tampa Bay Rays to study what went right and wrong from a season that ended short of October. In the coming weeks, we'll break down the Rays at each position. The review will include highlights and lowlights for the players that saw a majority of the action there, and we'll touch on the possibility of their returns....
Via Fox Sports Florida
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

LHP Jeff Beliveau joins Longoria, Zobrist for MLB All-Star Series

Left-handed reliever Jeff Beliveau will join Tampa Bay Rays teammates Evan Longoria and Ben Zobrist in Japan, as announced Wednesday. Beliveau was added to the Major League Baseball All-Star Series to be held next month in Japan. Last Friday, Longoria and Zobrist were named to the roster, which includes All-Stars and other accomplished major leaguers. The five-game series will include...
Via Fox Sports Florida
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays' Longoria, Zobrist added to roster for MLB All-Star Series in Japan

The upcoming Major League Baseball All-Star Series in Japan will include Tampa Bay Rays flavor. Third baseman Evan Longoria and utility man Ben Zobrist were added to the roster Friday for the five-game series against Japan's national team. MLB All-Stars and "other accomplished Major Leaguers," per an MLB press release, will take part in the event, the 11th of its kind...
Via Fox Sports Florida
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

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

Ben Zobrist picked to rep Rays in 2013 All-Star Game

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Tampa Bay Rays infielder Ben Zobrist was named Saturday as a American League team reserve for the All-Star Game, to be played July 16 at Citi Field. This is Zobrists second selection to the All-Star Game, his first coming in 2009. I was shocked, Zobrist said in a statement released before the Rays game against the Chicago White Sox at Tropicana Field. I...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Measure it: Zobrist MLB's best

Ben Zobrist, best player in baseball. Doesn't sound right, does it? But according to baseball-reference.com, Zobrist is the major-league leader in Wins Above Replacement (WAR) since 2009 -- and in the Fangraphs.com's version of WAR, he is second only to Miguel Cabrera during that time. I know what you're thinking -- c'mon, no way. Zobrist, who turns 32 on May 26...
Via Fox Sports
April 12, 2013  |  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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