4:33 PM EDT, Wed May 06, 2015

A’s update: Ben Zobrist’s amazing condition one day after knee surgery

as0306Ben Zobrist is hoping to return to A’s sooner rather than later. Scott Strazzante/The Chronicle Ben Zobrist walked in the clubhouse without a limp and without much swelling in his left knee, and he had just spent 20 minutes riding a stationary bike.One day removed from surgery. “Kind of surprised with the way he’s moving around,” manager Bob Melvin said. “The technology these days.” Zobrist’s arthroscipic surgery was to trim medial meniscus from his left knee. “It was less than 24 hours ago,” he said, “and I’m walking around pretty well right now. I feel good.”...
Zobrist rides a bike a day after surgery, Crisp in Stockton this weekend and injury updates galore

Zobrist rides a bike a day after surgery, Crisp in Stockton this weekend and injury updates galore

OAKLAND — Ben Zobrist didn’t waste time being active a day after having arthroscopic surgery on his left knee. Zobrist rode an exercise bike for 20 minutes and had minimal swelling in the knee and expressed optimism about beating his… Continue Reading →
San Jose Mercury News Apr 28, 2015

A's infielder Ben Zobrist has knee scoped

Oakland A's infielder Ben Zobrist has left knee scoped, club hopeful he can return by early June
Zobrist undergoes knee surgery, looking for June 1 return; Crisp heads to Stockton to tune game; Doolittle progressing

Zobrist undergoes knee surgery, looking for June 1 return; Crisp heads to Stockton to tune game; Doolittle progressing

Ben Zobrist underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Tuesday afternoon, and the A’s are hoping that means he will be playing for them by June 1 or so. The second baseman injured his knee in slide at second base… Continue Reading →

With 9 errors in 6 games, defensive woes continue unabated

The A’s came out of spring training convinced, among other things, that their defense was much improved. They made moves to bring in Ike Davis at first base, Marcus Semien at shortstop, Ben Zobrist at second and Brett Lawrie at… Continue Reading →
Zobrist encouraged about health of knee after pinch-hitting

Zobrist encouraged about health of knee after pinch-hitting

Almost lost in the windup to the A’s 2-0 loss to the Angels Thursday in which Oakland pitching allowed just one hit was the reappearance of second baseman Ben Zobrist. He didn’t play second base, but Zobrist showed up as… Continue Reading →
Zobrist’s ailing left knee to be tested on field Thursday

Zobrist’s ailing left knee to be tested on field Thursday

Ben Zobrist took some swings in the batting cage and stretched with his A’s teammates Wednesday and said he felt no pain but a little discomfort in his left knee, injured in a slide Sunday in Kansas City. The prime… Continue Reading →
San Jose Mercury News Apr 20, 2015

Knee pain sidelines A's Zobrist

Oakland A's second baseman Ben Zobrist isn't in the starting lineup Monday against the Los Angeles Angels and probably won't be for a few days more because of a left knee injury.
Zobrist injury doesn’t appear serious, but he will miss time

Zobrist injury doesn’t appear serious, but he will miss time

Ben Zobrist isn’t in the starting lineup Monday and probably won’t be for a few days more, but the left knee injury the A’s second baseman suffered Sunday in Kansas City isn’t as bad as it could be. At least… Continue Reading →
Athletics Nation Apr 20, 2015

Oakland A's injury: Ben Zobrist out until at least Thursday

The Athletics super utility man could not rule out surgery. Oakland Athletics super utility man Ben Zobrist will be out until at least Thursday, tweets the Bay Area News Group's John Hickey from Ben Zobrist's afternoon press gaggle. Zobrist had an MRI today that showed no ligament damage and will be getting a cortisone shot in his knee tonight, tweets MLB.com's Jane Lee. Zobrist was removed from Sunday's game against the Kansas City Royals with one out in the bottom of the fifth inning with what the A's called "left knee soreness." Zobrist in wait and see mode with knee. Has had...
A’s could find out Monday if Zobrist is going to miss time

A’s could find out Monday if Zobrist is going to miss time

The A’s may be without second baseman Ben Zobrist for a while, and that could hurt, because he’s been as steady a hitter as the club has had this first couple of weeks of the season. Zobrist had two run-scoring… Continue Reading →
Athletics Nation Apr 19, 2015

Oakland A's super utility man Ben Zobrist exits game with injury

Oakland Athletics super-utility man Ben Zobrist exited Sunday's contest against the Kansas City Royals with one out in the bottom of the fifth inning under the escort of manager Bob Melvin and an A's trainer. Eric Sogard replaced him at second base. There is not yet word on the nature of the injury, though he had been dealing with a sore heel earlier in the week. This story will update.
Athletics Nation Apr 17, 2015

Daily Link Dump 4/17/15

Links before three in Kansas City. Not every team has neglected players with drug issues like the Angels have done with Josh Hamilton. Kansas City has made a roster move in advance of this weekend's series, calling up Reymond Fuentes and sending Terrance Gore back to the minors. Tonight's minor league action includes Arnold Leon on the mound in the inaugural game at First Tennessee Park. The A's were off on this day a year ago. The next day, they signed Sean Doolittle to an extension before shredding the Astros. Tonight's starting lineup features the return of Ben Zobrist. It's the same...

Ben Zobrist out of Oakland A’s lineup with sore heel

From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at Minute Maid Park as0306New A’s super-utility player Ben Zobrist. Scott Strazzante/The Chronicle Manager Bob Melvin said that Ben Zobrist is getting the night off because of some right heel soreness; it’s not a major issue but considering the team is off tomorrow, Melvin wanted to take advantage of being able to give Zobrist two days of rest in a row. He is available if needed tonight, however. So batting in the third spot, where Zobrist has been a regular, is Josh Reddick, who is batting .308 since coming back from an oblique strain on Sunday....

Super Sam Fuld is doing it all for A’s

From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan SlusserSam Fuld, Hank CongerSam Fuld scores in the first inning at Houston on Tuesday. AP Photo/Pat Sullivan Sam Fuld is holding down the leadoff spot for the A’s in Coco Crisp’s absence – and he has five multi-hit games, including two doubles tonight in Oakland’s 4-0 win over the Astros. He drilled a leadoff double in the first, went to third on a groundout by Mark Canha and scored on a sacrifice fly by Ben Zobrist. “That’s what we’ve been talking about all spring,” catcher Stephen Vogt said. “This team is going to have to do things a...

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