|Jan. 10 11:55 AM PT12:55 PM MT1:55 PM CT2:55 PM ET14:55 ET19:55 GMT3:55 12:55 PM MST2:55 PM EST3:25 PM VEN23:55 UAE1:55 PM CT-The busy Oakland Athletics have acquired infielders Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar from the Tampa Bay Rays for catcher John Jaso and two minor leaguers.
Analysis: The 33-year-old Zobrist is a two-time All-Star. He hit .272 with 10 home runs and 52 RBIs last season, and made starts at second base, shortstop, all three outfield spots and designated hitter.
|Oct. 31 1:20 PM PT2:20 PM MT3:20 PM CT4:20 PM ET16:20 ET20:20 GMT4:20 1:20 PM MST3:20 PM EST3:50 PM VEN0:20 UAE (+1)2:20 PM CT-Zobrist's $7.5 million option for 2015 has been exercised by the Tampa Bay Rays.
Analysis: The two-time All-Star hit .272 this year with 10 homers and 52 RBIs. Next year he could become the first player to spend 10 seasons with the Rays.
|Sep. 24 3:13 PM PT4:13 PM MT5:13 PM CT6:13 PM ET18:13 ET22:13 GMT6:13 3:13 PM MST5:13 PM EST5:43 PM VEN2:13 UAE (+1)5:13 PM CT-Zobrist was 3 for 4 with two RBIs on Tuesday.
Analysis: Zobrist hits .335 off lefties and .248 off RHPs so he must improve versus the latter.
|Aug. 3 11:15 AM PT12:15 PM MT1:15 PM CT2:15 PM ET14:15 ET18:15 GMT2:15 11:15 AM MST1:15 PM EST1:45 PM VEN22:15 UAE1:15 PM CT-Zobrist got four hits and the Tampa Bay Rays roughed up C.J. Wilson and the Los Angeles Angels 10-3 on Saturday night.
Analysis: Zobrist, now batting .280, is 16 for 30 (.533) with three doubles, two homers and five RBIs in his last eight games. He started that stretch by going 4-for-4 against Boston on July 25.
|July 30 12:27 PM PT1:27 PM MT2:27 PM CT3:27 PM ET15:27 ET19:27 GMT3:27 12:27 PM MST2:27 PM EST2:57 PM VEN23:27 UAE2:27 PM CT-Zobrist went 2 for 4 with a homer and two RBIs in Tuesday's 5-1 win over Milwaukee.
Analysis: Zobrist is 10 for 20 with two homers, four RBIs, five runs scored and two steals over the last six games.
|July 7 2:41 PM PT3:41 PM MT4:41 PM CT5:41 PM ET17:41 ET21:41 GMT5:41 2:41 PM MST4:41 PM EST5:11 PM VEN1:41 UAE (+1)4:41 PM CT-Zobrist was 4 for 5 and scored two runs in Sunday's 7-3 win at Detroit.
Analysis: Zobrist is batting .373 over his last 12 games with nine extra-base hits.
|July 5 10:21 AM PT11:21 AM MT12:21 PM CT1:21 PM ET13:21 ET17:21 GMT1:21 10:21 AM MST12:21 PM EST12:51 PM VEN21:21 UAE12:21 PM CT-Zobrist doubled twice and the Tampa Bay Rays finally broke through offensively against Detroit, beating the Tigers 6-3 on Friday night.
Analysis: Zobrist, who also drove in a pair of runs, is batting .317 with six doubles, two triples, a home run and five RBIs in his last 10 games.
|July 3 2:50 PM PT3:50 PM MT4:50 PM CT5:50 PM ET17:50 ET21:50 GMT5:50 2:50 PM MST4:50 PM EST5:20 PM VEN1:50 UAE (+1)4:50 PM CT-Zobrist had three hits and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the New York Yankees 6-3 on Wednesday night.
Analysis: Zobrist is a hitter with little fantasy value.
|June 30 1:23 PM PT2:23 PM MT3:23 PM CT4:23 PM ET16:23 ET20:23 GMT4:23 1:23 PM MST3:23 PM EST3:53 PM VEN0:23 UAE (+1)3:23 PM CT-Zobrist had a solo homer, two doubles and drove in two runs in a 12-7 win against Baltimore on Sunday.
Analysis: Zobrist is 8 for 21 (.381) with five extra-base hits in his last five games.
|June 16 3:13 PM PT4:13 PM MT5:13 PM CT6:13 PM ET18:13 ET22:13 GMT6:13 3:13 PM MST5:13 PM EST5:43 PM VEN2:13 UAE (+1)5:13 PM CT-Zobrist had a three-hit game in Sunday's 4-3 victory at Houston.
Analysis: Zobrist is 8 for 16 with a triple and double over his last four games.
|June 14 3:07 PM PT4:07 PM MT5:07 PM CT6:07 PM ET18:07 ET22:07 GMT6:07 3:07 PM MST5:07 PM EST5:37 PM VEN2:07 UAE (+1)5:07 PM CT-Zobrist went 3 for 4 with a triple and a double in Friday's 6-1 win at Houston.
Analysis: Zobrist has gone 5 for 8 in his last two games, raising his average from .241 to .256 on the season.
|May 14 3:52 PM PT4:52 PM MT5:52 PM CT6:52 PM ET18:52 ET22:52 GMT6:52 3:52 PM MST5:52 PM EST6:22 PM VEN2:52 UAE (+1)5:52 PM CT-The Tampa Bay Rays activated Zobrist from the 15-day disabled list Friday and started him at second base in a 3-2 loss to Boston in 10 innings.
Analysis: Zobrist dislocated his left thumb on a headfirst slide in a 2-0 victory at Seattle on May 14. The nine-year veteran and two-time All-Star turns 33 in less than two weeks. He is batting .253 with three homers and 10 RBIs.
|May 11 11:58 AM PT12:58 PM MT1:58 PM CT2:58 PM ET14:58 ET18:58 GMT2:58 11:58 AM MST1:58 PM EST2:28 PM VEN22:58 UAE1:58 PM CT-Zobrist had two hits and scored two runs Saturday.
Analysis: Zobrist is batting a pedestrian .271.
|Apr. 29 8:53 AM PT9:53 AM MT10:53 AM CT11:53 AM ET11:53 ET15:53 GMT23:53 8:53 AM MST10:53 AM EST11:23 AM VEN19:53 UAE10:53 AM CT-Zobrist continued his hot stretch with two doubles and scored his team-leading 19th run of the season on Monday against the White Sox.
Analysis: Zobrist is batting .378 over his last 10 games with 10 runs scored.
|Apr. 20 11:35 AM PT12:35 PM MT1:35 PM CT2:35 PM ET14:35 ET18:35 GMT2:35 11:35 AM MST1:35 PM EST2:05 PM VEN22:35 UAE1:35 PM CT-Zobrist feasted on pathetic Yankees pitching Saturday.
Analysis: Zobrist went 3 for 5 with three runs scored in a 16-1 drubbing.
|Apr. 14 3:48 PM PT4:48 PM MT5:48 PM CT6:48 PM ET18:48 ET22:48 GMT6:48 3:48 PM MST5:48 PM EST6:18 PM VEN2:48 UAE (+1)5:48 PM CT-Zobrist homered from both sides of the plate in a 12-4 loss to Cincinnati on Sunday.
Analysis: Zobrist, batting .277 this season, is 9 for 27 (.333) with three homers and five RBIs in his last seven games.