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Ben Zobrist is Cubs trade target but Oakland A's GM Billy Beane has not yet conceded

The Cubs are targeting Ben Zobrist for their postseason run, writes the Chicago Sun-Times, but the Athletics general manager is not giving up on the season just yet. The Chicago Cubs have Oakland Athletics everything-man Ben Zobrist as a target heading into this summer's trade season, writes Gordon Wittenmyer for the Chicago Sun-Times. Wittenmyer notes that Zobrist was a favorite of Cubs manager Joe Maddon when they were with the Rays, and that the Cubs could stand to improve their bench depth by using Zobrist around the diamond. I could get into what the Cubs could possibly offer for...

A’s getting complete — Ben Zobrist in lineup, Sean Doolittle activated

A day after Ben Zobrist was activated from the disabled list, Sean Doolittle was added to the roster. Zobrist is hitting third and playing second base, his first game in a month — he had been rehabbing from left knee surgery and was 5-for-16 in a five-game rehab assignment. Dolittle made five appearances in his rehab, giving up five earned runs in five innings with Class A Stockton, Double-A Midland and Triple-A Nashville. “These are very important guys for us,” manager Bob Melvin said. “You lose your No. 3 hitter and closer, it’s going to take its toll on you. Not only...
Zobrist returns from the D.L., Doolittle back Tuesday and Cespedes returns to the Coliseum

Zobrist returns from the D.L., Doolittle back Tuesday and Cespedes returns to the Coliseum

OAKLAND — The A’s activated second basemen/outfielder Ben Zobrist on Monday, a day shy of four weeks since he had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee. Zobrist isn’t in the lineup on Memorial Day to face the Detroit Tigers, but… Continue Reading →
Athletics Nation May 25, 2015

Oakland A's activate Ben Zobrist from disabled list, not in Monday lineup

The Athletics optioned Craig Gentry to Triple-A. The Oakland Athletics activated Ben Zobrist from the disabled list and optioned Craig Gentry to the Triple-A Nashville Sounds ahead of Monday afternoon's Memorial Day contest against the Detroit Tigers, the A's announced. He is not in this afternoon's lineup with Sam Fuld in left field and Eric Sogard at second base. The A's lineup for today's 1:05 p.m. game against the Tigers. pic.twitter.com/UUdUWYyXO0 — Oakland Athletics (@Athletics) May 25, 2015 Zobrist last played as the designated hitter on April 24 before undergoing surgery to...
Left field seems likely landing point as Zobrist comes off DL

Left field seems likely landing point as Zobrist comes off DL

Ben Zobrist comes off the disabled list Monday, will he move back into his old job at second base, or will he get asked to play in left field? The A’s originally sought him out to be their second baseman,… Continue Reading →
Oakland Tribune May 23, 2015

Zobrist, Doolittle should rejoin A's in Oakland next week

Oakland Athletics' Ben Zobrist will presumably be in A's starting lineup Monday against the Detroit Tigers, and Sean Doolittle will likely be on active roster mid-week; Ken Korach due back in radio booth for the A's Monday
Tampa Bay Times May 20, 2015

Injury to keep ex-Ray Ben Zobrist from returning to Trop

ATLANTA — After being traded unexpectedly to the A's in January, Ben Zobrist, one of the most popular and longest-serving Rays players in franchise history, shared his heartfelt goodbyes in an ad that ran in the Tampa Bay Times.

Davis on DL, Gentry recalled and Sunday’s lineups

Steve Kroner subbing for Susan Slusser for the finale of the A’s homestand, as they face the White Sox.   The man near first base in the photo is Ben Zobrist, as he was running the bases late Sunday morning as he begins rehabbing from the knee surgery he had April 28. He has been on the disabled list since April 25.   Joining him on the DL on Sunday is first baseman Ike Davis. He had an MRI exam on his strained quad Saturday and the injury apparently was more severe than he and the A’s originally thought. Davis was injured Monday, but did pinch-hit Wednesday. His

Oakland A’s look at next homestand for Ben Zobrist’s return

A’s super-utility player Ben Zobrist.   Scott Strazzante/The Chronicle From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at the Coliseum It appears as if Ben Zobrist will be back in the A’s lineup a week from Monday at home – because he’s such a super-utility sort, they’d like to see him play several games in the infield, at least one in the outfield and maybe one at DH when he heads out on a rehab assignment on Tuesday. Will he play mostly second, which initially was the plan for him with the A’s? Or could he wind up playing more at third – or shortstop, where Marcus Semien has...
A’s target next homestand for Ben Zobrist’s return

A’s target next homestand for Ben Zobrist’s return

The A’s are hoping to have second baseman/outfielder Ben Zobrist back when they begin their next homestand on Memorial Day against the Detroit Tigers, manager Bob Melvin said. Zobrist had athroscopic surgery on his left knee April 28 and will… Continue Reading →
Mets 360 May 16, 2015

The futures of Daniel Murphy and Wilmer Flores

Ben Zobrist is and has been an outstanding baseball player. He is injured right now but when he gets back onto the field he will go back to playing almost every day at all sorts of positions. He has been…Read more →Related Posts:Daniel Murphy’s law and the Wilmer Flores conundrumWilmer Flores should be this year’s Justin TurnerMets need to find more playing time for Eric CampbellDaniel Murphy is irreplaceable, reallyWilmer Flores or Daniel Murphy: A decision needs to be made
Zobrist will be brought along slowly by A’s from DL

Zobrist will be brought along slowly by A’s from DL

Ben Zobrist is thrilled at how well his left knee is responding to the surgery that put him on the disabled list. He says he feels close to being able to come back, but the A’s are cautioning him not… Continue Reading →
DRaysBay May 11, 2015

On knowing that the cavalry isn't actually coming

All of a sudden, the losses mean more. Baseball has been fun so far, but I imagine that's about to change. For the first five weeks of the season, there have been low expectations. Everything was a lark. If Tim Beckham hits a game-winning home run? Great. Who needs Buster Posey! If Logan Forsythe turns into Ben Ben Zobrist? Of course! No one ever doubted Frosty around here. If Jake Odorizzi rocks a new cutter? Yeah, Rays pitchers improve—what about it? Every win has been a bonus, and every loss could be shrugged off, because pretty much the whole team was on the disabled list. "Just keep...
U.S.S. Mariner May 6, 2015

Brad Miller Is A League-Average Shortstop; Brad Miller Is An Ex-Shortstop

Soooo, Brad Miller will henceforth be the M’s version of Ben Zobrist, roving around the IF a bit and the OF a lot. With Chris Taylor in the fold, the M’s have a guy who can probably get to league average overall, and certainly has the defensive chops to handle shortstop. Brad Miller’s purported versatility This post came from: U.S.S. Mariner, and is copyright by the authors. This RSS feed is intended for the personal use of readers and not, for instance, spam blogs.Brad Miller Is A League-Average Shortstop; Brad Miller Is An Ex-Shortstop

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