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Athletics | Ben Zobrist to undergo surgery

Sat, 25 Apr 2015 11:17:59 -0700

Updating a previous report, Oakland Athletics 2B Ben Zobrist (knee) is expected to undergo surgery to repair torn cartilage in his left knee, although no date has been set for the procedure. He is expected to need four to six weeks of recovery time.

Fantasy Tip: Eric Sogard ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) will probably get the bulk of the playing time at second base in Zobrist's absence but he won't be able to duplicate his power or run-producing numbers. C Stephen Vogt ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) is expected to be the regular No. 3 hitter in the lineup while Zobrist is out.

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Athletics | Ben Zobrist placed on DL

Sat, 25 Apr 2015 09:51:47 -0700

Oakland Athletics SS Ben Zobrist (knee) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday, April 25. INF Max Muncy was also recalled from Triple-A Nashville.

Fantasy Tip: Eric Sogard ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) should receive most of the starts at second base while Zobrist is out of the lineup. Sogard could be an option for owners on FantasyScore, but he will not give owners much in terms of power or RBI.

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Athletics | Ben Zobrist back in the lineup

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:00:42 -0700

Oakland Athletics 2B Ben Zobrist (knee) is batting third as the designated hitter against the Houston Astros Friday, April 24.

Fantasy Tip: Since Zobrist ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) has missed the past four games, he is likely best avoided in FantasyScore contests Friday. Opposing lefty Dallas Keuchel has been fantastic, too. Let Zobrist prove his health before utilizing him in daily contests.

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Athletics | Ben Zobrist could pinch hit

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:12:59 -0700

Oakland Athletics 2B Ben Zobrist (knee) is a pinch-hit candidate against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Thursday, April 23, as long as he makes it through his workouts without any setbacks Thursday.

Fantasy Tip: Expect more news to follow, but for now, continue to stash Zobrist in all seasonal formats and avoid him in all daily contests. The potential of him pinch hitting Thursday is encouraging, though. Continue to check back for updates on his status.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: San Jose Mercury News - John Hickey

Athletics | Ben Zobrist remains out

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 12:06:24 -0700

Oakland Athletics 2B Ben Zobrist (knee) is out of the starting lineup again Thursday, April 23. 2B Eric Sogard is starting at the keystone and hitting eighth in the batting order against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Nick Tropeano.

Fantasy Tip: Sogard ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) has started the last three games with Zobrist banged up, and he's gone 3-for-13 (.231) with a double and stolen base. He's a low-price flyer option for those feeling bold against Tropeano in a spot start.

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Athletics | Big test for Ben Zobrist Thursday

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 16:50:26 -0700

Oakland Athletics 2B Ben Zobrist (knee) took some swings and hit Wednesday, April 22, and said there is still some knee discomfort. He will take batting practice, run the bases and do some work in the field Thursday, April 23, and if everything goes well, he could return to the lineup Friday, April 24. Other options will be assessed, and arthroscopic surgery may be needed, if Zobrist's on-field work does not go well Thursday.

Fantasy Tip: Wait to see how Zobrist ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) responds to his expected workload tomorrow before jumping to any conclusions. However, things don't sound great at this point. Continue to check back for updates, stash Zobrist in all formats, and avoid him in FantasyScore contests. Expect followup news Thursday.

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Athletics | Ben Zobrist out again

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:17:42 -0700

Oakland Athletics 2B Ben Zobrist (knee) is out of the starting lineup again Tuesday, April 21. 2B Eric Sogard is starting at second base and hitting ninth in the batting order against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Hector Santiago.

Fantasy Tip: Sogard ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) is a scrappy left-handed hitter for the A's, but he should be avoided at FantasyScore while hitting at the bottom of Oakland's lineup. Also, Santiago has been tough on left-handers, and he's dominated the A's in recent years.

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Athletics | Ben Zobrist to receive shot

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:05:33 -0700

Oakland Athletics 2B Ben Zobrist (knee) will receive a cortisone shot in his knee Monday, April 20, after an MRI exam showed no ligament damage. He will be out a few days.

Fantasy Tip: Zobrist ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) has had cartilage issues in his knee before, and he won't rule out surgery eventually, but it's not being discussed right now. Keep an eye on his progress. Eric Sogard ($2,000, 4.0% of cap), the light-hitting utility man, will likely start at the keystone for however long Zobrist sits. Sogard isn't very fantasy-relevant other than in deep AL-only leagues, and he'll be a weak option at FantasyScore.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Jane Lee

Athletics | Ben Zobrist out Monday

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 14:33:59 -0700

Oakland Athletics 2B Ben Zobrist (knee) is not in the starting lineup Monday, April 20. 2B Eric Sogard is starting at the keystone and hitting eighth in the batting order against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Matt Shoemaker.

Fantasy Tip: Sogard ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) doesn't have much power to speak of and is more of a scrappy hitter. He hit just .228 (57-for-250) with one home run against righties in 2014. Sogard is a weak play for those playing FantasyScore this evening.

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Athletics | Ben Zobrist sitting out vs. Astros

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 15:09:08 -0700

Oakland Athletics 2B Ben Zobrist (heel) will not play against the Houston Astros Wednesday, April 15. Manger Bob Melvin said Zobrist could play through his minor heel injury, but with a day off Thursday, April 16, it is an opportunity to give Zobrist two days of rest.

Fantasy Tip: Remove Zobrist ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) from your lineups Wednesday. Eric Sogard ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) will man the keystone position and bat eighth in Zobrist's absence, but FantasyScore players should aim higher than Sogard Wednesday.

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