Ben Zobrist
2B/RF FA
Sat 5/12/18 10:24 AM

Zobrist is out of the lineup against the White Sox on Saturday.
EDGE Analysis
Zobrist will head to the bench after going 3-for-6 with a double and two runs scored during Friday's series opener. Kris Bryant will get a start in the outfield while David Bote mans the hot corner for Saturday's tilt.

Ben Zobrist
2B/RF FA
Fri 5/11/18 12:44 PM

Zobrist is starting in right field and batting leadoff for Friday's series opener against the White Sox.
EDGE Analysis
Zobrist is batting a solid .293 with a .369 on-base percentage this season, so he'll get another turn batting first, and he slots in for Jason Heyward (concussion) in right field. Zobrist should continue to get fairly regular playing time in right while Heyward is on the disabled list.

Ben Zobrist
2B/RF FA
Wed 5/9/18 11:11 AM

Zobrist is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Marlins.
EDGE Analysis
Zobrist will receive a day off following two straight starts, including an 0-for-4 showing with a pair of strikeouts during Tuesday's victory. Manager Joe Maddon elected to give David Bote a start at third base, moving Kris Bryant to right field for Wednesday's series finale.

Ben Zobrist
2B/RF FA
Mon 5/7/18 11:37 PM

Zobrist went 2-for-4 with a walk, a double and three runs scored in Monday's win over the Marlins.
EDGE Analysis
After a subpar 2017 in which he batted just .232, the 36-year-old Zobrist is enjoying a bit of a resurgence early this season, as he's now batting .310 with an .811 OPS. The veteran is no longer an everyday player for the Cubs, but his defensive versatility still gets him into the lineup often, and he's been a strong fantasy performer when he's been in there.

Ben Zobrist
2B/RF FA
Sun 5/6/18 3:46 PM

Zobrist is not in the starting lineup Sunday against the Cardinals.
EDGE Analysis
Zobrist has started six of seven games since getting activated from the DL, going 5-for-22 (.227) at the plate over that span. The veteran utility player will get the day off for this one, allowing Javy Baez to get the start at the keystone and Ian Happ to get a rep in center field.

Ben Zobrist
2B/RF FA
Sat 4/28/18 10:56 AM

Zobrist (back) was activated from the disabled list and will start at second base and hit seventh Saturday against the Brewers.
EDGE Analysis
This move was widely anticipated, and David Bote was optioned to Triple-A to make room on the active roster for the veteran utility player. Zobrist hasn't played since April 14, but prior to his injury he was hitting .326/.408/.465 with one home run and more walks (six) than strikeouts (five). He should continue to get three to five starts per week going forward.

Ben Zobrist
2B/RF FA
Fri 4/27/18 12:06 PM

Zobrist (back) expects to return from the disabled list Saturday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
The veteran is feeling good and doesn't expect to need more than the minimum stay on the disabled list. He's off to a strong start at the plate this season, hitting .326/.408/.465 through 13 games.

Ben Zobrist
2B/RF FA
Thu 4/26/18 4:07 PM

Zobrist (back) took part in running drills Thursday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.
EDGE Analysis
This is a step in the right direction for the utility man. Zobrist is eligible to return from the disabled list Saturday, but it's unclear if he has ramped up his activity enough to return after the minimum stay on the DL.

Ben Zobrist
2B/RF FA
Sat 4/21/18 1:12 AM

Zobrist (back) indicated after Friday's win over the Rockies he'll go on the disabled list, Sahadev Sharma of The Athletic Chicago reports.
EDGE Analysis
Zobrist hasn't appeared in a game since last Saturday, so he would already be about halfway through the minimum 10 days on the DL. The 36-year-old indicated it's still a minor injury situation, but is opting to express additional caution due to the recent weather conditions.

Ben Zobrist
2B/RF FA
Fri 4/20/18 4:54 PM

Zobrist (back) is not in the lineup for Friday's game against St. Louis.
EDGE Analysis
Manage Joe Maddon has elected to give Zobrist another day out of the starting lineup while the utility man continues to recover from a bout of back tightness. It's unclear whether Zobrist will be available off the bench, and he should be considered day-to-day heading into Saturday's affair.