Albert Almora Jr. Moved Down To No. 6 Spot, Ben Zobrist Will Hit First Fri 5/4/18 12:24 PM

Chicago Cubs outfielder Albert Almora Jr. has been moved down to the No. 6 spot in the order Friday. It's an interesting move as the Cubs lineup had been cruising with him in the No. 1 spot. Second baseman Ben Zobrist will bat first Friday as he replaces shortstop Addison Russell in the lineup. Almora holds more value at the top of the order for his ability to score more runs and this will be a situation for owners to monitor.

Ben Zobrist Activated And Starting Saturday, David Bote Sent Down Sat 4/28/18 7:21 AM

The Chicago Cubs have activated second baseman Ben Zobrist from the disabled list. Zobrist had been out the past ten days with a back injury. He will start second base this afternoon seventh. Infielder David Bote was sent down to Triple-A to make space for Zobrist.

Ben Zobrist Expects To Be Activated Saturday Fri 4/27/18 8:05 AM

Chicago Cubs second baseman/outfielder Ben Zobrist (back) expects to be activated on Saturday. Zobrist ran the bases on Thursday and had no issues. It will be interesting to see how much playing time he will get once he is active, as Albert Almora seems to have a firm grip in center field for now.

Ben Zobrist Does Running Drills On Thursday Thu 4/26/18 12:32 PM

Chicago Cubs second baseman Ben Zobrist (back) performed running drills on Thursday. He also tested out his range at second base. Zobrist has been on the disabled list since April 21 and is eligible to come off the disabled list Saturday. Zobrist was hitting .326 with a home run and seven RBI over his first 43 at-bats.

David Bote Promoted To Replace Ben Zobrist Sat 4/21/18 12:26 PM

The Chicago Cubs have promoted infielder David Bote to replace Ben Zobrist (back) who was placed on the 10-day disabled list. Bote has hit .234 with three home runs over his first 49 at-bats in Triple-A Iowa. Bote will play third base tonight, but will doesn't hold much value as he will mostly be a bench bat.

Ben Zobrist Will Land On Disabled List Sat 4/21/18 5:00 AM

Chicago Cubs utilityman Ben Zobrist (back) told reporters that he will be placed on the disabled list Saturday. Zobrist has had back issues dating back to last year and the team elected to play it slow with him in Spring Training. With Ian Happ struggling, Albert Almora seems to be the likely beneficiary in the Cubs outfield.

Ben Zobrist Is Improving Thu 4/19/18 9:02 AM

Chicago Cubs second baseman/outfielder Ben Zobrist (back) is improving and could be available off the bench on Thursday. Zobrist was scratched from Tuesday's contest with back tightness. Zobrist missed the beginning of Spring Training with the same issue and the club is likely to take it easy with the veteran. Zobrist has been off to a nice start, but doesn't see a consistent amount of bats to be worth owning in most leagues.

Ben Zobrist Scratched on Tuesday Due to Back Tightness Tue 4/17/18 3:24 PM

Ben Zobrist has been scratched from the Chicago Cubs lineup on Tuesday due to back tightness. Ian Happ will now start in center with Jason Heyward being moved to right. It's unclear how serious this injury is for Zobrist and if he will need to miss an extended period of time.

Ben Zobrist Remains In Cubs Lineup Tue 4/17/18 11:42 AM

Chicago Cubs second baseman/outfielder Ben Zobrist will remain in the Cubs lineup in Anthony Rizzo's first game back from the disabled list. Zobrist started the year on the bench, but with outfielders Ian Happ and Albert Almora struggling, Zobrist will remain in the lineup and bat first. The veteran has been seeing the ball well and is worth riding in fantasy leagues until he cools off.

Ben Zobrist To Hit Third And Play First Base Tuesday Tue 4/10/18 6:27 AM

Chicago Cubs utilityman Ben Zobrist will play first base Tuesday with Anthony Rizzo (back) placed on the 10-day disabled list earlier in the day. Zobrist is off to a hot start and is worthy of some run as he will likely get a majority of the starts with Rizzo on the shelf.