Ben Zobrist
2B/LF/RF CHC
5 days ago

Zobrist is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Mets, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Joe Maddon has stated that he is healthy and simply getting an extra day off to rest since he participated in the All-Star events last week. It is likely that Zobrist is back in the lineup on Tuesday, but until then Javier Baez will continue to play second base and lead off for the Cubs.

Ben Zobrist
2B/LF/RF CHC
6 days ago

Zobrist is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

Chalk this up as a rare day off for the Chicago utility man, as Zobrist had tallied eight straight starts between second base, right field and left field. He remains on pace for one of the better statistical seasons of his career, but a 5-for-41 start to June has dropped his batting average nearly 20 points, and a 0-for-6 start to the second half likely prompted a day off. Look for him to return to action when the Cubs open a three-game set with the Mets on Monday.

Ben Zobrist
2B/LF/RF CHC
3 weeks ago

Zobrist is out of the lineup Monday against the Reds.

EDGE Analysis

Zobrist will take a seat for a regular maintenance day following eight straight starts for the Cubs. The utility man has just one hit in his last three games, and is batting .214 since June 1. He'll get a day off to hopefully get back on track, giving way to Javy Baez, who will bat leadoff and start at second base.

Ben Zobrist
2B/LF/RF CHC
3 weeks ago

Zobrist went 1-for-4 with a solo homer against the Mets on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

Zobrist cooled down considerably from his red-hot June, as he slashed .221/.339/.368 in June and Saturday's homer was his only hit in six July at-bats.

Ben Zobrist
2B/LF/RF CHC
4 weeks ago

Zobrist (ankle) is back in the lineup Sunday against the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

Zobrist was pulled out of Friday's contest after being hit by a pitch, and the ailment ended up holding him out of action Saturday as well. Fortunately, X-rays revealed that it was just an ankle bruise, so the veteran utility man will return to the lineup Sunday afternoon. Zobrist will get the starting nod at second base, and bat leadoff in the order for the seventh time this season.

Ben Zobrist
2B/LF/RF CHC
1 month ago

X-rays taken on Zobrist's ankle revealed only a bruise, but he is not expected to play Saturday, Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Zobrist was forced from Friday's game after being struck by a pitch on the back on the foot, but he does not appear to be dealing with any sort of serious setback, even if he may miss Saturday's game. The Cubs' lineup for Saturday's contest will ultimately determine whether or not Zobrist will miss any time with the ankle injury.

Ben Zobrist
2B/LF/RF CHC
1 month ago

Zobrist was removed from Friday's game against the Marlins in the seventh inning after being hit by a pitch, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Zobrist was able to stay in the game after taking a pitch off the ankle, but was replaced defensively in the bottom of the frame. There has been no update regarding Zobrist's status going forward, but the fact that he was able to run the bases after being plunked could indicate that his removal was precautionary in nature.

Ben Zobrist
2B/LF/RF CHC
1 month ago

Zobrist went 1-for-5 with a home run and a walk against the Nationals on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Joe Maddon wanted to give Dexter Fowler a breather, so Fowler got the day off and Zobrist moved into the leadoff spot. The veteran second baseman responded with his second career leadoff home run. Zobrist is 5-for-15 in four games as the leadoff man this year. He'll likely move back down the order when Fowler returns for the next game.

Ben Zobrist
2B/LF/RF CHC
1 month ago

Zobrist is leading off in Wednesday's game against the Nationals.

EDGE Analysis

With Dexter Fowler out of the lineup, Zobrist moved up from his usual role in the middle of the lineup. Since Fowler is just getting a day off, Zobrist will likely be back to his normal spot in Friday's game against Pittsburgh.

Ben Zobrist
2B/LF/RF CHC
1 month ago

Zobrist went 2-for-5 with a walk, a double, a run scored and two RBI in Sunday's 13-2 drubbing of the Braves.

EDGE Analysis

He's snapped out of his early June 0-for-16 mini-slump in style, collecting six hits in his last four games. Zobrist is still hitting .324/.431/.500 on the season and remains an integral part of a dominant Cubs offense.