Benjamin Thomas Zobrist (born May 26, 1981), is an American baseball player for the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has played in MLB for the Tampa Bay Rays. He is also known by the nickname Zorilla, given to him by former Rays' manager Joe Maddon.
Zobrist is a versatile defender and a switch-hitter with a high walk rate. As a defender he has played roughly half his innings at second base, but has also spent significant time at shortstop and in right field. Zobrist has been referred to as a "super utility player".
By Dean Hanley
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