Ben Zobrist 2B/SS.. TB 6 Days

Ben Zobrist hit two-run homers from both the right side and the left side of the plate in Sunday's loss to the Reds.

He took lefty Tony Cingrani deep in the third inning and then hit one out against righty Nick Christiani in the seventh. Unfortunately for the Rays, Zobrist was all of the offense in this one, as Tampa was blown out 12-4. It's the first time in his career that he's homered from both sides of the dish in the same game. Willy Aybar (twice) and Geoff Blum are the other Rays players that have also accomplished the feat.

Ben Zobrist 2B/SS.. TB 12 Days

Ben Zobrist hit his first homer to break up Jason Vargas's shutout bid in the ninth inning Monday.

Zobrist also singled earlier in the contest. The homer gave him just his second RBI, but he's scored six times in eight games.

Ben Zobrist 2B/SS.. TB 1 Month

Ben Zobrist (neck) returned to the lineup on Wednesday.

He'd been out since March 4 due to neck stiffness. The versatile 32-year-old struck out looking in the game's first at-bat against Blue Jays' prospect Marcus Stroman in Dunedin.

Ben Zobrist 2B/SS.. TB 1 Month

Ben Zobrist (neck) is expected to play on Wednesday.

Zobrist told the media that he will receive four at-bats at DH on Wednesday in Dunedin. The versatile 32-year-old didn't play over the weekend due to neck stiffness.

Ben Zobrist 2B/SS.. TB 1 Month

Ben Zobrist (neck) will likely need to miss a few more days.

Zobrist didn't play over the weekend due to neck stiffness. It's not a major concern, but the Rays hope some rest will do the trick.

Ben Zobrist 2B/SS.. TB 1 Month

Ben Zobrist was scratched from the Rays Grapefruit League lineup on Saturday due to stiffness in his neck.

Zobrist missed time earlier in camp due to stiffness in his back, but the two injuries do not appear to be related. He's likely to rest for a day or two before rejoining the lineup.

Ben Zobrist 2B/SS.. TB 2 Months

Ben Zobrist (back) reported feeling "great" after making his Grapefruit League debut on Monday.

Zobrist will play in his second spring game on Wednesday and is on track to be fully healthy by the start of the 2014 regular season. He had been limited for a couple of weeks in Rays camp because of a tweaked back. The versatile 32-year-old is expected to start at second base this season for Tampa Bay.

Ben Zobrist 2B/SS.. TB 2 Months

Ben Zobrist (back) has been cleared to make his Grapefruit League debut on Monday.

There had been a report earlier in the day on Sunday that Zobrist wouldn't give it a go until Wednesday, but he's apparently feeling better and will suit up for three innings on Monday.

Ben Zobrist 2B/SS.. TB 2 Months

Ben Zobrist (back) isn't expected to get in a Grapefruit League game until Wednesday.

The Rays had been hoping he could play Monday or Tuesday. Zobrist's back is feeling better, but the club has apparently decided to give him an extra day or two.

Ben Zobrist 2B/SS.. TB 2 Months

Ben Zobrist (back) will make his Grapefruit League debut on Monday or Tuesday.

Rays manager Joe Maddon said Saturday he received "glowing reports" on the progress Zobrist has made. The Rays have played things cautiously with the versatile 32-year-old in an effort to avoid further injury. He shouldn't have any difficulty getting himself ready for Opening Day.