10DBen Zobrist
2B/LF/RF CHC
1 day ago

Zobrist (wrist) swung a bat Monday for the first time since landing on the disabled list on June 16, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Zobrist said the swings felt fine and he expects to test it again on Tuesday. Barring a setback, the veteran will then make a decision on a minor league rehab stint. Zobrist has already been ruled out for the series against the Nationals, but a return by the end of the week is possible.

10DBen Zobrist
2B/LF/RF CHC
4 days ago

Manager Joe Maddon said he doesn't expect Zobrist (wrist) to return to the lineup during their upcoming series against the Nationals, Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Zobrist is still back in Chicago receiving treatment on his injured wrist, and it appears the earliest plausible date for his return is now looking like Friday against the Reds. He's expected to head out on a brief rehab assignment before ultimately rejoining the Cubs, though there is still no word on when or where that will take place.

10DBen Zobrist
2B/LF/RF CHC
6 days ago

Zobrist (wrist) will go on a brief rehab assignment before returning from the disabled list, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

While there was a chance Zobrist would return from the disabled list over the weekend, that now seems unlikely given he stayed back in Chicago when the Cubs traveled to Miami for their upcoming series against the Marlins. He's expected to head out on a short rehab assignment when his wrist is healthy, though it's unclear when and where that will be at this point.

10DBen Zobrist
2B/LF/RF CHC
1 week ago

An MRI on Zobrist's left wrist revealed no structural damage, Patrick Mooney of CSN Chicago reports.

EDGE Analysis

This comes as good news for Zobrist and the Cubs, as it appears the utility man has avoided a more serious injury. He'll look to test his wrist with some baseball activities Wednesday, and if all goes well he could return from the DL when first eligible Friday, though he said he may need an extra day or two according to Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune.

10DBen Zobrist
2B/LF/RF CHC
2 weeks ago

Zobrist (wrist) will see a hand specialist Monday, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

At this appointment, the utility man is expected to undergo a series of tests including an MRI. Zobrist hasn't been able to throw a ball since Tuesday, so hopefully he'll get a better idea as to what's ailing him following the visit.

10DBen Zobrist
2B/LF/RF CHC
2 weeks ago

Zobrist (wrist) was placed on the disabled list on Friday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

The utility man aggravated a wrist injury earlier in the week, and after missing the last two games he'll hit the 10-day DL. Zobrist is hitting just .223 with seven home runs and 21 RBI on the year, and he was batting just .132 (5-for-38) in the month of June. The Cubs will call up Tommy La Stella to fill Zobrist's roster spot.

10DBen Zobrist
2B/LF/RF CHC
2 weeks ago

Zobrist (wrist) will decide if he needs a disabled list stint Friday, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran utility man has missed the past two games due to a recurrence of a previous wrist injury that hasn't improved in a few weeks. Zobrist could undergo an MRI in the coming days to confirm there isn't a bigger issue at hand in this instance, but a final decision on his status moving forward should be determined by the end of the week.

10DBen Zobrist
2B/LF/RF CHC
2 weeks ago

Zobrist (wrist) is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

Zobrist got Tuesday off as well in an effort to rest his ailing wrist a bit, and he'll hit the bench again Wednesday to ultimately get three days off thanks to Thursday's off day. Kyle Schwarber will man left field in his stead, but look for Zobrist to try to get back in action Friday when the Cubs head to Pittsburgh.

10DBen Zobrist
2B/LF/RF CHC
2 weeks ago

Zobrist is apparently still being bothered by his nagging wrist injury, Patrick Mooney of CSN Chicago reports.

EDGE Analysis

While it was originally thought that Zobrist was getting a routine day off, it appears he's being held out of Tuesday's lineup because of some lingering discomfort in his wrist. Zobrist missed a few games earlier at the end of May due to a similar sore wrist, so it wouldn't be too surprising to see the Cubs give him a few extra days to allow the soreness to subside, especially with an off-day coming up Thursday. Consider him day-to-day for now.

10DBen Zobrist
2B/LF/RF CHC
2 weeks ago

Zobrist is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

After starting the last six games, Zobrist will head to the bench for a breather as Ian Haps draws the start at second base in his stead. Zobrist's tough season at the plate continues, as he is slashing just .223/.321/.394 through 54 games.