Athletics’ Ben Zobrist Headed to Disabled List with Torn Knee Cartilage

Oakland Athletics’ Ben Zobrist, left, steals second base while Kansas City Royals second baseman Christian Colon, right, fields a throw during the first inning of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, April 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner) Oakland A’s starting second baseman Ben Zobrist is headed to the disabled list with torn cartilage in his left...
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Ben Zobrist to undergo knee surgery

Ben Zobrist has been placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Oakland Athletics as he is set to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee. Zobrist, 33, had been attempting to play though the injury but has now decided surgery is the best option. During his absence the Athletics will give the majority of the time at second base to Eric Sogard. Though 14 games the versatile Zobrist...
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A's Zobrist hopes to bounce back from knee surgery quickly

The Oakland A's placed infielder/outfielder Ben Zobrist on the 15-day disabled list on Saturday due to a lingering knee issue. Zobrist, who suffered the injury last weekend in Kansas City, needs meniscus surgery on his left knee, a procedure that usually comes with a 4-6 week recovery time. Zobrist told John Hickey of the Bay Area News Group that he's looking forward to getting back...
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Athletics place Ben Zobrist on DL with knee injury

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Athletics have placed infielder/outfielder Ben Zobrist on the 15-day disabled list with torn cartilage in his left knee. Oakland purchased the contract of infielder Max Muncy from Triple-A Nashville on Saturday to take Zobrist's place on the 25-man roster. Muncy is starting at third base for Saturday's game against Houston for his major league debut...
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Ben Zobrist Lands on DL

View image | The Oakland Athletics have placed Ben Zobrist on the DL with a medical meniscus tear. Zobrist was hitting .240 in his first season with the A's, with 1 home run and 8 RBI. The team will bring up Max Muncy from Triple-A Nashville.No word on the timetable for Zobrist. He tried to play through the injury but the team is playing it safe by placing him...
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Should we hate the Devil Rays more than the Yankees?

Any writer worth their [insert metaphor here: salt, poop, ascot, whatever] writes their introduction after they’re finished with the body of their piece. This column ended up being long. The topic is “Should we hate the Devil Rays more than the Yankees?, and that’s enough of a description to let you feel the tenor of my piece before diving in; so this introductory paragraph...
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2015 Fantasy Baseball: Plate Discipline –Second Basemen

View image | As we continue our plate discipline series we will pause for a station break so that those that are just joining us can catch up. I do this series once a year because it helps identify some sleepers you can add on the waiver wire. It also helps identify which of the studs might be headed off a cliff. In our look at plate discipline, we will look at...
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Oakland A’s Win 11-0 Over Seattle Mariners

The Oakland A’s dismantled the Seattle Mariners Friday night by an 11-0 score behind Mark Canha and company providing offense. (Mandatory Credit: AP Photo/Ben Margot) Friday night was a superb occasion for Oakland A’s fans and players alike. As the green and gold faithful received Sonny Gray jerseys for their attendance, the players demolished the Seattle Mariners by an 11-0...
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Who Are the Oakland Atheltics?

View image | The Oakland Athletics started the 2015 MLB season with a 4 game series split with the Texas Rangers, at the Coliseum in Oakland.  Game 1 was an 8-0 beat down of the Rangers, which started off with a bang.  Ben Zobrist hit a 2 run homer off Yovani Gallardo in the 1st inning, his first AB after being acquired in a trade with the Tampa Bay Rays...
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Report: Coco Crisp needs surgery, out 6-8 weeks

Oakland Athletics starting left fielder and leadoff hitter Coco Crisp will need surgery to remove a bone spur and chips in his right elbow, according to a San Francisco Chronicle report. Crisp, who is in the first season of a two-year deal, is expected to miss six to eight weeks. The 35-year-old has been put on the disabled list four times in his previous five seasons with...
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Move the Rays to Montreal!

Yesterday, I came across a piece detailing the Tampa Bay Rays’ ongoing problems with city officials in securing a new stadium. The team has had many issues trying to stay in Tampa, and by all accounts it looks like it’s far from being resolved. Matters certainly aren’t helped by the fact that in terms of the on-field product, it’s starting to look pretty grim in the Big...
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Kazmir sharp in A's win over Padres

MESA, Ariz. (AP) Scott Kazmir pitched four scoreless innings, Ben Zobrist hit a three-run homer and the Oakland Athletics beat a San Diego Padres split squad 13-2 on Tuesday. Odrisamer Despaigne, competing for a spot in the Padres' starting rotation, allowed two runs on six hits over four innings. He struck out two and did not walk a batter. Kazmir was sharp, allowing only a hit...
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March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Will Ferrell takes the field with Oakland

Actor Will Ferrell will play 10 positions for 10 teams in five different Cactus League games Thursday. Ferrell is dedicating the HBO project to the fight against cancer, while also honoring Bert Campaneris’ historic feat of playing every position on the field for the Kansas City A’s in a game against the Angels 50 years ago. WATCH: Will Ferrell and Campy enjoy a game of...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Ben Zobrist Running on Ice Before Spring Training

There’s nothing more terrifying for baseball fans than spring training. There are way too many games and every year there always seems to be a ridiculous non-baseball related injury that strikes. I mean, last year Francisco Rodriguez stepped on a damn cactus while participating in the Cactus League. Come on! But this didn’t stop new Athletics second baseman Ben Zobrist from tempting...
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February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

After offseason of change, Rays eager to get spring training under way

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- They emerged from a tunnel at Tropicana Field in shorts and T-shirts for relaxed drills, the waning hours of an offseason unlike any other in recent memory about to reach a spring resolution. Before the Tampa Bay Rays begin their first spring training under manager Kevin Cash, before they begin a new era after the departures of Joe Maddon and Andrew Friedman...
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February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: Three questions entering the 2015 season

Even though the Oakland A’s seems to be wrapping up their offseason, there are still a lot of questions about the upcoming 2015 season. With so many new players on the 40-man roster, it will be interesting to see who falls into what positions after spring training. Before the season begins, let’s take a crack at answering some of the burning questions surrounding the Athletics...
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s free agent rumors: Hector Olivera

Hector Olivera Even though the Oakland A’s seem to be pretty content with their acquisitions this offseason, it was reported that there was a big Athletics presence in the stands at Hector Olivera’s showcase in the Dominican Republic. The A’s were also joined by the San Francisco Giants, the Atlanta Braves, and the San Diego Padres who are all scouting Olivera. Olivera is...
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Meet Julianna Zobrist — Christian Singer and Wife of Ben Zobrist

Was it any surprise to anyone that Athletics general manager Billy Beane traded for sabermetric darling Ben Zobrist? I mean, there was a film made based off the genius of “Moneyball” so it makes sense that they now own one of the premiere players of the advanced stat movement. As an added bonus for Billy, Julianna Zobrist (Ben’s wife) happens to be a Christian singer. And...
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January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Ben Zobrist bids farewell to Rays fans with full-page ad

Former Tampa Bay Rays utility player Ben Zobrist paid an emotional farewell to Rays fans with this full-page ad in Sunday’s Tampa Bay Times. Zobrist was traded to the Oakland Athletics (along with teammate Yunel Escobar, already traded to the Washington Nationals) earlier this offseason. Ben Zobrist and his wife, Julianna, took out an ad in today's Tampa Bay Times. pic.twitter...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Ben Zobrist bids farewell to Rays fans with full-page ad

Former Tampa Bay Rays utility player Ben Zobrist paid an emotional farewell to Rays fans with this full-page ad in Sunday’s Tampa Bay Times. Zobrist was traded to the Oakland Athletics (along with teammate Yunel Escobar, already traded to the Washington Nationals) earlier this offseason. Ben Zobrist and his wife, Julianna, took out an ad in today's Tampa Bay Times. pic.twitter...
Via The Outside Corner
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Spending Does Not Equate To Success

Cringing because the Mets failed to acquire Ben Zobrist or Ian Desmond? Love to criticize the Wilpons for running a small market team in the big apple? You may disagree with me, but I don’t their either of those opinions are valid, and I’m here to tell you why. I know the Mets’ payroll has decreased each of the last five seasons, to the point where New York’s 2014 figure...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Ben Zobrist: Bona fide star or solid utility man?

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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

The Wind Up: The Oakland Trade Machine

Last week was all about the Hall of Fame, but this week has given us plenty to discuss and dissect. Oakland is on pace to make about 132 trades, arbitration numbers are starting to roll in, and teams are finding inexpensive deals for decent talent. Last but not least, however, one team’s specific “claim to fame” this offseason is that their dog won an award. Not only that...
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January 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Ben Zobrist takes out newspaper ad to say goodbye to fans, teammates

Ben Zobrist said a heartfelt "goodbye" to his former fans and colleagues Sunday. The two-time All-Star, traded to the Oakland Athletics on Jan. 10, published a note to Tampa Bay Rays players, officials and fans in Sunday's edition of the Tampa Bay Times. The utility man spent nine seasons with the Rays and closed as the franchise's leader in doubles (229) and walks (542). In addition...
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January 18, 2015  |  Discuss

New A's infielder Zobrist knows quirks of new home ballpark

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Ben Zobrist needs few reminders of the quirks that come with playing in the Oakland Coliseum, his new home. In the 10th inning of a loss last August playing for the Rays, a small opossum scurried alongside the Tampa Bay left fielder and he caught glimpse of the critter out of the corner of his eye. ''Apparently that was a good omen for the A's, and not so much...
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January 12, 2015  |  Discuss
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