Ben Zobrist
2B/RF FA
Wed 8/8/18 3:26 PM

Zobrist is not in the starting lineup against Kansas City on Wednesday.
EDGE Analysis
Zobrist was withheld from the lineup after leaving Tuesday's contest with left hip tightness. Manager Joe Maddon said Tuesday night that there was a chance Zobrist wouldn't miss any additional time, so this doesn't appear to be a concerning issue moving forward. Zobrist will benefit from a scheduled off day Thursday prior to Friday's series opener versus Washington.

Ben Zobrist
2B/RF FA
Tue 8/7/18 11:53 PM

Zobrist (hip) may be available for Wednesday's series finale at Kansas City, Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
Zobrist exited Tuesday's win over the Royals with left hip tightness, but the injury doesn't to be a significant issue. The Cubs have a scheduled off day Thursday, so they could opt to play things safe with Zobrist even if he is available to play Wednesday.

Ben Zobrist
2B/RF FA
Tue 8/7/18 10:03 PM

Zobrist left Tuesday's game against the Royals with left hip tightness, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
Zobrist was 1-for-1 with an RBI, a double and a walk prior to leaving the game, a move the Cubs described as precautionary. It wouldn't be surprising for the veteran utility-man to be held out Wednesday with an off day to follow Thursday.

Ben Zobrist
2B/RF FA
Sun 8/5/18 8:23 PM

Zobrist, who entered the game as pinch hitter in the seventh inning, finished 2-for-2 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Sunday's loss to the Padres.
EDGE Analysis
Zobrist made the most of his appearance Sunday, as he singled and scored in the seventh inning, then blasted his ninth home run of the season in the ninth. The Cubs have been finding plenty of days off for the 37-year-old, but Zobrist's defensive versatility makes him a useful asset both as a starter and a reserve. He's also been quite valuable at the plate with a .310 average and .851 OPS.

Ben Zobrist
2B/RF FA
Wed 8/1/18 11:02 PM

Zobrist went 3-for-5 with a walk, a double and two runs scored in Wednesday's win over the Pirates.
EDGE Analysis
Zobrist now has multi-hit performances in three of his last four games, which has helped raised his season batting average to an impressive .310. After a subpar 2017 in which he batted just .232, the veteran utility player has been much better in 2018.

Ben Zobrist
2B/RF FA
Thu 7/26/18 11:26 AM

Zobrist is out of the lineup against the Diamondbacks on Thursday.
EDGE Analysis
Zobrist will take a seat after going 2-for-8 with one RBI during the first three games of this series. In his place, David Bote will start at second base while Jason Heyward, Albert Almora and Kyle Schwarber man the outfield.

Ben Zobrist
2B/RF FA
Sun 7/22/18 1:20 PM

Zobrist is out of the lineup Sunday against the Cardinals, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
Zobrist will head to the bench after he appeared in both halves of Saturday's doubleheader, going a collective 4-for-6 with a walk and two runs on the day. The utility man has started only two of the Cubs' first five games out of the All-Star break and could be forced to settle for a part-time role with all of the team's key hitters at full health.

Ben Zobrist
2B/RF FA
Sat 7/21/18 6:25 PM

Zobrist went 4-for-4 with a walk and a pair of runs in Saturday's win against the Cardinals.
EDGE Analysis
Somehow, the four hits didn't result in a single RBI despite Zobrist batting cleanup, but it was a good fantasy day for the veteran nonetheless. He scored twice on sacrifice flies, being driven in by Kyle Schwarber in the fifth inning and Victor Caratini in the seventh. The big day was the latest act in a bounceback season for the 37-year-old, whose 121 wRC+ is right in line with the figures he posted in 2015 (122) and 2016 (123) and far better than the 82 wRC+ he posted last year.

Ben Zobrist
2B/RF FA
Sun 7/8/18 11:57 AM

Zobrist is out of the lineup for Sunday's series finale against the Reds.
EDGE Analysis
Zobrist has started the last seven games and is 8-for-23 with eight RBI in those games, but will take a seat Sunday. The veteran utility-man has a .296/.389/.430 slash line with six home runs in 230 at-bats this season.

Ben Zobrist
2B/RF FA
Sat 7/7/18 8:26 PM

Zobrist went 2-for-5 with a double, a run scored and two RBI in Saturday's win over the Reds.
EDGE Analysis
Zobrist batted leadoff and had a good all-around game, and he's now batting a solid .296 this season with an .819 OPS. The veteran struggled in 2017, posting a .232 average and .693 OPS, but he's turned things around in 2018.