Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Ben Zobrist

Benjamin Thomas "Ben" Zobrist (born May 26, 1981) is an American baseball player currently with Major League Baseball's Tampa Bay Rays. A switch-hitter who throws right-handed, he has exhibited a versatility to play most positions with the exception of pitcher and catcher. He has been the Rays' starting second baseman since 2009. Besides Zo, Zobi Wan Kenobi, Zoby and Benny-Zo, he is also known by the nickname Zorilla, given to him by Rays manager Joe Maddon.

Ben Zobrist

Tampa Bay Rays – No. 18
Second Baseman / Outfielder
Born: May 26, 1981 (age 30)
Eureka, Illinois
Bats: Switch Throws: Right
MLB debut
August 1, 2006 for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Career statistics
(through August 23, 2011)
Batting average .261
Home runs 67
Runs batted in 296
Teams

Tampa Bay Devil Rays/Rays (2006–present)

Career highlights and awards
All-Star selection (2009)

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