Ben Zobrist 2B/SS.. OAK 11 Days

Zobrist was scratched from Monday's spring training game with tightness under his left shoulder, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

It doesn't appear to be a major issue, as Zobrist reported that he probably could have played if it were a regular season game. Given that it's still mid-March, the team will likely play it cautiously as long as he's reporting any soreness, but he should be considered day-to-day for now. Joe Wendle will take over at second during his absence Monday.

Ben Zobrist 2B/SS.. OAK 18 Days

Zobrist could be Oakland's Opening Day right fielder, the Bay Area News Group's John Hickey reports.

With Josh Reddick (oblique strain) expected to open the season on the DL, playing Zobrist in right field and Eric Sogard at second base may prove optimal at the outset. This will allow Zobrist to retain outfield eligibility in some leagues, but that probably would have happened anyway given his versatility. Once Reddick is healthy, look for Zobrist to start at second base more often than not.

Ben Zobrist 2B/SS.. OAK 3 Months

Zobrist was traded to the A's on Saturday, the San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser reports.

Oakland lands Zobrist and Yunel Escobar in exchange for John Jaso, top prospect Daniel Robertson and lesser prospect Boog Powell. Zobrist will primarily play second base and the outfield in Oakland, and profiles as a great fit on an A's team that has become well-known for valuing versatile players in recent years. The case could be made that Zobrist immediately becomes the A's best hitter, as his 119 wRC+ from last season ranks first on the roster among qualified hitters. He should come close to replicating his .272/.354/.395 slash line from last season, with close to 10 homers and 10 steals in his age-34 season, and will become a free agent at the end of the year.

Ben Zobrist 2B/SS.. OAK 5 Months

Zobrist's contract option for 2014 was exercised by the Rays on Friday, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Zobrist tallied 10 home runs and 52 RBI for the Rays over 146 games in 2014 while turning in a .272/.354/.395 batting line. He will make $7.5 million with the club in 2015.

Ben Zobrist 2B/SS.. OAK 6 Months

Zobrist is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Indians, according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times.

The Rays' super-utility player will find himself in an unfamiliar spot on the season's final day: the bench. His will finish with his lowest RBI total since 2008, but, assuming his season is over, he still put up a .749 OPS and posted a 5.0 WAR.

Ben Zobrist 2B/SS.. OAK 6 Months

Zobrist went 2-for-5 with one RBI Monday against the Yankees.

Zobrist won the game in the bottom of the ninth for the Rays in what was a scoreless game heading into the inning. He has hit well of late as he is 5-for-13 with one home run, two RBI and two runs scored over his last three games.

Ben Zobrist 2B/SS.. OAK 7 Months

Zobrist went 1-for-5 with a single and one run scored in Wednesday's 8-5 loss to the Yankees.

Zobrist reached a respectable milestone in Wednesday's contest, as the versatile veteran's first-inning single gave him 1,000 hits for his MLB career. Zobrist has put together a decent September so far, posting a .364 OBP with five runs scored while serving as the leadoff man in all of the Rays' nine games this month.

Ben Zobrist 2B/SS.. OAK 7 Months

Zobrist is out of the lineup Sunday against the Red Sox, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

In considering Zobrist's immense struggles against opposing starter Clay Buchholz (4-for-36 over his career), manager Joe Maddon decided it would be an opportune time to give his utility man a day off. Zobrist had been in the lineup for every game since June 20.

Ben Zobrist 2B/SS.. OAK 7 Months

Zobrist went 2-for-3 with two walks and RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday's loss to the Tigers.

Zobrist's power and stolen base totals have predictably tailed off in his age-33 season, but he's retained some value in the fantasy game for his versatility and on-base skills. He's been especially excellent for the Rays in the second half, slashing .315/.392/.472 since the All-Star break.

Ben Zobrist 2B/SS.. OAK 8 Months

Ben Zobrist went 2-for-4 with a home run and an RBI double in Tuesday's win over the Brewers.

Zobrist got the Rays on the board with his solo shot in the sixth inning, and he gave them the lead in the eighth with his RBI double. The homer was his ninth of the season, and Zobrist has scored nine runs in his last 10 games. After a slow start to the year, the 33-year-old has his line up to a respectable .271/.361/.421.