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.
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:19:32 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays SP David Price and 2B Ben Zobrist are involved in ongoing trade discussions between the Rays and the Seattle Mariners, but no deal is imminent, according to sources.
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:52:47 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays 2B Ben Zobrist could be a potential trade target for the Seattle Mariners, according to a Tampa writer. Zobrist's affordable 2015 contract could also keep him with the Rays.
Fantasy Tip: Zobrist is picking his game up offensively of late, and he is capable of scorching-hot stretches. The adjustment period of joining a new team is basically offset by the Rays' awful offense, if he were to be dealt.
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 23:56:07 -0700
The San Francisco Giants may have interest in Tampa Bay Rays 2B Ben Zobrist. The Giants have sent special assignment scout Pat Burrell to Tropicana Field recently, and the Rays are believed to have scouted San Francisco's Double-A affiliate.