|Nov. 2 12:02 PM PT1:02 PM MT2:02 PM CT3:02 PM ET15:02 ET19:02 GMT3:02 CST12:02 PM MST2:02 PM EST2:32 PM VEN23:02 UAE1:02 PM CT-The Tampa Bay Rays have exercised options on All-Star Ben Zobrist and shortstop Yunel Escobar.
Analysis: Zobrist hit .275 while starting games at four different positions and leading AL second basemen in fielding percentage this year. He will earn $7 million in 2014, and the Rays hold a $7.5 million option on him for 2015 with a $500,000 buyout.
|Aug. 28 10:41 AM PT11:41 AM MT12:41 PM CT1:41 PM ET13:41 ET17:41 GMT1:41 CST10:41 AM MST12:41 PM EST1:11 PM VEN21:41 UAE12:41 PM CT-Zobrist was 2 for 4 with his 31st double in Tampa Bay's 6-5 loss to the Angels on Tuesday.
Analysis: Zobrist is batting .321 over his last seven games with four doubles.
|Aug. 14 10:06 AM PT11:06 AM MT12:06 PM CT1:06 PM ET13:06 ET17:06 GMT1:06 CST10:06 AM MST12:06 PM EST12:36 PM VEN21:06 UAE12:06 PM CT-Zobrist had an outstanding fantasy effort in Tuesday's 5-4 loss to Seattle.
Analysis: Zobrist went deep twice and drove in three runs to give him 57 RBIs on the year.
|July 31 2:14 PM PT3:14 PM MT4:14 PM CT5:14 PM ET17:14 ET21:14 GMT5:14 CST2:14 PM MST4:14 PM EST4:44 PM VEN1:14 UAE (+1)4:14 PM CT-Zobrist went 3 for 4 with two doubles and drove in two runs in Tampa Bay's 5-2 win over Arizona on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Zobrist, batting .273 this season, is 16 for 42 (.381) with four doubles in 10 games since the All-Star break.
|June 30 11:01 AM PT12:01 PM MT1:01 PM CT2:01 PM ET14:01 ET18:01 GMT2:01 CST11:01 AM MST1:01 PM EST1:31 PM VEN22:01 UAE1:01 PM CT-Zobrist went 3 for 5 with an RBI in a 4-3, 10-inning win over Detroit on Saturday.
Analysis: Perhaps maybe Zobrist can build off this performance after going 4 for 20 over his previous six games.
|June 11 10:14 AM PT11:14 AM MT12:14 PM CT1:14 PM ET13:14 ET17:14 GMT1:14 CST10:14 AM MST12:14 PM EST12:44 PM VEN21:14 UAE12:14 PM CT-Zobrist had five hits Monday in a 10-8, 14-inning loss to Boston.
Analysis: Zobrist has hit safely in seven straight and driven in a run in each of the last three.
|June 9 9:56 AM PT10:56 AM MT11:56 AM CT12:56 PM ET12:56 ET16:56 GMT0:56 CST9:56 AM MST11:56 AM EST12:26 PM VEN20:56 UAE11:56 AM CT-Zobrist had three hits, including a pair of doubles, and drove in a run in the Rays' 8-0 win over Baltimore on Saturday.
Analysis: Zobrist, batting .258, has hit safely in 18 of his last 20 games.
|Apr. 29 2:34 PM PT3:34 PM MT4:34 PM CT5:34 PM ET17:34 ET21:34 GMT5:34 CST2:34 PM MST4:34 PM EST5:04 PM VEN1:34 UAE (+1)4:34 PM CT-Zobrist went 3 for 5 with two RBIs in Sunday's 8-3 road win over the Chicago White Sox.
Analysis: Zobrist leads the team with 19 RBIs. He's batting just .200 on the road compared to .341 at home.
|Apr. 25 11:42 AM PT12:42 PM MT1:42 PM CT2:42 PM ET14:42 ET18:42 GMT2:42 CST11:42 AM MST1:42 PM EST2:12 PM VEN22:42 UAE1:42 PM CT-Zobrist drove in two runs and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the New York Yankees 3-0 on Wednesday night.
Analysis: Zobrist is batting .341 at home compared to .161 on the road.
|Apr. 20 3:19 PM PT4:19 PM MT5:19 PM CT6:19 PM ET18:19 ET22:19 GMT6:19 CST3:19 PM MST5:19 PM EST5:49 PM VEN2:19 UAE (+1)5:19 PM CT-Zobrist had a pair of RBI singles to pace a 10-hit attack that carried the struggling team to an 8-3 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Friday night.
Analysis: Zobrist is batting .440 at home..
|Apr. 6 2:38 PM PT3:38 PM MT4:38 PM CT5:38 PM ET17:38 ET21:38 GMT5:38 CST2:38 PM MST4:38 PM EST5:08 PM VEN1:38 UAE (+1)4:38 PM CT-Zobrist had two doubles and knocked in three runs in a 4-0 win over the Indians on Friday.
Analysis: Zobrist was 2 for 4 and is now hitting 7 for 15 on the season.
|Apr. 2 8:25 PM PT9:25 PM MT10:25 PM CT11:25 PM ET23:25 ET3:25 GMT11:25 CST8:25 PM MST10:25 PM EST10:55 PM VEN7:25 UAE (+1)10:25 PM CT-Zobrist went yard as part of a two-hit effort Tuesday in a 7-4 loss to the O's.
Analysis: Zobrist enters off back-to-back 20-homer campaigns and could be leaving the yard more in 2013.