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Ben Zobrist wears wrong helmet during at-bat vs Japan (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.Tampa Bay Rays switch-hitting infielder Ben Zobrist started his sixth inning at-bat with a lefty helmet while batting from the right side in Sunday's game for the MLB All-Stars in Japan.Zobrist reached a 2-1 count when teammate Evan Longoria hooked him up with the appropriate right-handed helmet. Everyone involved, including Japan's...
Via Holdout Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The MLB All-Stars got no-hit in Japan

It hasn’t been a good tour of Japan so far for the MLB All-Star team that has been sent over there. They’ve lost the first three games in the five game Japan All-Star Series, and on Saturday, they lost 4-0 and got no-hit. Hoo boy. Here’s a highlight video of Samurai Japan’s no-hitter. This wasn’t exactly a mediocre team that the MLB All-Stars put on the field. Stars like...
Via The Outside Corner
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Japan beats MLB All-Stars again, lead series 2-0

TOKYO -- Leadoff hitter Yuki Yanagita drove in four runs to lead Japan to an 8-4 win over the Major League Baseball All-Stars on Friday in the second game of the five-match series. Yanagita singled, doubled, and tripled at Tokyo Dome. ''Yanagita has a lot of bat speed,'' MLB manager John Farrell said. ''He's aggressive and whether it is against a left...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Longoria's grand slam call: Japanese vs. English broadcast

Evan Longoria is one of three players representing the Tampa Bays Rays -- Ben Zobrist and Jeff Beliveau other the others -- on an MLB All-Star team that has traveled to Japan for several exhibition games this month. In the team's first game Tuesday, Longoria played a major role in the MLB All-Star's 8-7 victory, launching a grand slam in the fifth inning. Listen as the English...
Via Fox Sports Florida
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays position analysis: Shortstop

The offseason has arrived, and the time has come for the Tampa Bay Rays to study what went right and wrong from a season that ended short of October. In the coming weeks, we'll break down the Rays at each position. The review will include highlights and lowlights for the players that saw a majority of the action there, and we'll touch on the possibility of their returns...
Via Fox Sports Florida
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Potential Trade Partners: Tampa Bay Rays

What could make the Tampa Bay Rays interesting to watch this offseason is their habit of trading players during their arbitration years. Tampa Bay operates under tight payroll restraints, which was limited to $76 million last year and won’t get much higher. Just think of David Price and James Shields, and former general manager Andrew Friedman and manager Joe Maddon. The Rays...
Via Mets Merized Online
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays Rumors: Ben Zobrist will remain with Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay Rays infielder/outfielder Ben Zobrist will play at least one more year with the only Major League team for which has has played. The Rays proudly announced Friday that they have exercised the $7.5-million 2015 option for Zobrist, making him the longest-tenured player in Rays history.Back for another year: #Rays exercise 2015 team option for Ben Zobrist. pic.twitter.com...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Zobrist's $7.5M option exercised by Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Ben Zobrist's $7.5 million option for 2015 has been exercised by the Tampa Bay Rays. 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. Zobrist, 33, is Tampa Bay's career leader in doubles (229) and walks (542). He started 74 games at second this season...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays pick up 2015 option on Ben Zobrist

The Tampa Bay Rays have exercised the 2015 option on Ben Zobrist. Zobrist, 33, will make $7.5 million this coming season in the final year of his contract. Given the Rays needs and his future free agency, it would not be a complete shock if the Rays traded Zobrist this spring. Zobrist appeared in 146 games last season hitting .272/.354/.395 with 10 home runs and 52 RBI. HIs ability...
Via Tireball.com
26 days ago  |  Discuss

No doubter: Rays exercise 2015 option on utility star Ben Zobrist

The Tampa Bay Rays made the easy call to exercise their 2015 club option for infielder/outfielder Ben Zobrist. The option, worth $7.5 million, means a 10th season in a Rays uniform is within reach for the versatile player who has become one of Tampa Bay's most recognizable presences. He can be the first player in franchise history to play a 10th season with the Rays. "Ben...
Via Fox Sports Florida
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers Rumors: Ben Zobrist could be a fit with the Dodgers

Finding a good utility player in the major leagues is one of the hardest things to do, but in Ben Zobrist the Tampa Bay Rays have one of the best.  Last July his name was mentioned in plenty of rumors, and this offseason he is sure to again be a topic of discussion.  Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe is reporting that with former Rays General Manager Andrew Friedman now part of...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays position analysis: Second base

The offseason has arrived, and the time has come for the Tampa Bay Rays to study what went right and wrong from a season that ended short of October. In the coming weeks, we'll break down the Rays at each position. The review will include highlights and lowlights for the players that saw a majority of the action there, and we'll touch on the possibility of their returns....
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Early 2015 Fantasy Shortstop Rankings

Continuing with our early 2015 positional rankings, we move on to my beloved shortstop position. As I explained before revealing my previous early 2015 rankings, what you can expect to find in this series is rankings, key positional eligibility changes, and key free agents. However, if you are looking for more of a “state of the position,” you should check out our awesome positional...
Via Baseball Professor
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

LHP Jeff Beliveau joins Longoria, Zobrist for MLB All-Star Series

Left-handed reliever Jeff Beliveau will join Tampa Bay Rays teammates Evan Longoria and Ben Zobrist in Japan, as announced Wednesday. Beliveau was added to the Major League Baseball All-Star Series to be held next month in Japan. Last Friday, Longoria and Zobrist were named to the roster, which includes All-Stars and other accomplished major leaguers. The five-game series will include...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays' Longoria, Zobrist added to roster for MLB All-Star Series in Japan

The upcoming Major League Baseball All-Star Series in Japan will include Tampa Bay Rays flavor. Third baseman Evan Longoria and utility man Ben Zobrist were added to the roster Friday for the five-game series against Japan's national team. MLB All-Stars and "other accomplished Major Leaguers," per an MLB press release, will take part in the event, the 11th of its kind...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays Rumors: Ben Zobrist, Joel Peralta hope to return

The Tampa Bay Rays season has ended. The team finished with a 77-85 record and missed the playoffs for the first time since 2012. Now, with the offseason looming, two important players, Ben Zobrist and Joel Peralta can become free agents at the end of the season, barring team options.#455507148 / gettyimages.comBoth Zobrist and Peralta want to remain with the Rays in 2015, they...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

End of Season Fantasy Baseball Second Base Rankings

Anthony Rendon was supposed to be the Nationals 2B this season, but injuries to Ryan Zimmerman chanaged things.  Ian Kinsler is the real 2B MVP.  When the Tigers trade Prince Fielder for him this offseason, we thought the Rangers won that deal....until Fielder's neck caused him to miss the rest of the season.Jose Altuve won the American League batting title, and hit 47...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Ben Zobrist's three-hit night leads Rays past Red Sox

BOSTON (AP) -- Ben Zobrist had three hits and drove in Tampa Bay's first two runs during an eighth inning rally for the Rays in a 6-2 win over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night. Alex Cobb pitched seven strong innings and Matt Joyce added a solo homer in the ninth for the Rays in the series opener between the bottom two teams in the AL East. Cobb (9-9) allowed just one run on...
Via AP on Fox
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays strike late in 6-2 win at Boston

BOSTON (AP) Ben Zobrist had three hits and drove in Tampa Bay's first two runs during an eighth inning rally for the Rays in a 6-2 win over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night. Alex Cobb pitched seven strong innings and Matt Joyce added a solo homer in the ninth for the Rays in the series opener between the bottom two teams in the AL East. Cobb (9-9) allowed just one run on...
Via AP on Fox
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Ben Zobrist's three-hit night leads Rays past Red Sox

BOSTON (AP) -- Ben Zobrist had three hits and drove in Tampa Bay's first two runs during an eighth inning rally for the Rays in a 6-2 win over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night. Alex Cobb pitched seven strong innings and Matt Joyce added a solo homer in the ninth for the Rays in the series opener between the bottom two teams in the AL East. Cobb (9-9) allowed just one run on...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: Tampa Bay Rays

This was supposed to be *the* year for the Rays. They looked like one of the most talented teams in the American League, and were going to be a playoff lock. But just like with the Rangers, their season derailed quickly and couldn’t get back on the tracks. By the time all was said and done, all the dust had settled, and the smoke was cleared, the Rays were in no man’s land in...
Via The Outside Corner
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Odorizzi, Zobrist, Longoria take home BBWAA awards

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Ben Zobrist found Don Zimmer's influence most powerful when discussing baseball's small moments. If attention to detail is present, Zobrist learned, production will follow in time. Zimmer's ethos was wise: Master the job's little duties and large reward will come. So it was appropriate that the utility man reflected on the late Tampa Bay Rays...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Ben Zobrist's RBI single in ninth lifts Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Ben Zobrist hit a game-ending single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, lifting the Tampa Bay Rays over the New York Yankees 1-0 on Monday night. With the Baltimore Orioles' 5-2 win over Toronto, the Yankees were eliminated from AL East title contention in Derek Jeter's final season. Mired in an 0-for-24 slump, Jeter was given the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Ben Zobrist's RBI single in ninth lifts Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Ben Zobrist hit a game-ending single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, lifting the Tampa Bay Rays over the New York Yankees 1-0 on Monday night. With the Baltimore Orioles' 5-2 win over Toronto, the Yankees were eliminated from AL East title contention in Derek Jeter's final season. Mired in an 0-for-24 slump, Jeter was given the...
Via AP on Fox
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Zobrist has RBI single in 9th, Rays beat Yankees

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Ben Zobrist hit a game-ending single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, lifting the Tampa Bay Rays over the New York Yankees 1-0 on Monday night. With the Baltimore Orioles' 5-2 win over Toronto, the Yankees were eliminated from AL East title contention in Derek Jeter's final season. Mired in an 0-for-24 slump, Jeter was given the...
Via AP on Fox
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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