Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:41:40 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays 2B Ben Zobrist's $7.5 million option for the 2015 season was picked up by the team Friday, Oct. 31. Zobrist had a slash line of .272/.354/.395 with 10 home runs and 52 RBIs in 146 games this year.
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:45:13 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays 2B Ben Zobrist's option comes with a Saturday, Nov. 1, deadline. Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times believes the team will pick up Zobrist's option rather than letting him become a free agent.
Sun, 26 Oct 2014 13:46:07 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays OF Ben Zobrist could be available this offseason if the team wants to create some salary relief.
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 12:55:43 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays have until five days after the World Series ends to determine whether or not they will pick up the options of INF/OF Ben Zobrist ($7.5 million) and RP Joel Peralta ($2.5 million). The Rays may consider picking up Peralta's option and then trading him later, in order to clear space on the roster.
Sun, 07 Sep 2014 14:54:48 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays OF Kevin Kiermaier likely will receive most of the starts in center field while OF Desmond Jennings is out, according to manager Joe Maddon. OF Ben Zobrist could also receive some starts in center field against left-handed pitchers.
Fri, 05 Sep 2014 21:42:00 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays OF Desmond Jennings (knee) missed his eighth consecutive game Friday, Sept. 5, due to his sore left knee. OF Ben Zobrist made his second straight start in center field with Jennings sidelined.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:27:18 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays 2B Ben Zobrist is unlikely to be traded before the deadline.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 06:39:23 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays 2B/OF Ben Zobrist still interests the San Francisco Giants. They had a scout watching him last weekend.
Sun, 20 Jul 2014 17:58:10 -0700
Cincinnati Reds 1B Joey Votto and 2B Brandon Phillips are both on the disabled list, and general manager Walt Jocketty is trying to add a bat. "I'd like to add a bat," Jocketty said Sunday, July 20. "We just haven't found anything that attracts us yet. It may not happen before the 31st." MLB.com's Mark Sheldon believes Tampa Bay Rays 2B Ben Zobrist could be a good fit because he plays multiple positions and is a free agent after the year.
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:20:36 -0700
The Seattle Mariners and Tampa Bay Rays have discussed a trade with the main focus being 2B-OF Ben Zobrist, with those discussions going on for weeks, according to league sources.