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Biography Data
Positions: 2B-742, SS-556, RF-360, LF-140, CF-34, DH-23, 1B-18, 3B-17
Proper Name: Benjamin Thomas Zobrist
Born: May 26, 1981 (35.337)
Place Eureka, Illinois
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 200 Bats/Throws: Switch-Right
High School: Eureka (Eureka,IL)
College: Dallas Baptist University , Olivet Nazarene University
Drafted: 2004 -- 6th round (184th overall) by Houston Astros (June-Reg)
MLB Debut:August 1,2006 (25.067)
Service Time:9.134 (2016)
TBC Player ID:46676
Career Activity
Recent Tranx: 2015-12-08 - Chicago Cubs - Signed to 4-year contract for 2016-2019 ($56m) 10--16--12--12 $2m signing bonus. More
Recent Contract:Signed to 4-year contract for 2016-2019 ($56m) 10--16--12--12 $2m signing bonus. by Chicago Cubs (2015-12-08)
Organizations:HOU, TBA, KCA, OAK, CHN
Signed by:Rusty Pendergrass

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    Player Movement (May 2012-)
    2015MLB TeamPosStatusActual TeamLevelTransaction Notes40Man
    2015-12-08Chicago CubsRF-2BActive-MLBChicago CubsMLBSigned to 4-year contract for 2016-2019 ($56m) 10--16--12--12 $2m signing bonus.40man
    2015-11-032B-LFFAMLBGranted free agency---
    2015-07-29Kansas City Royals2B-LFActive-MLBKansas City RoyalsMLBTraded from Athletics to Royals for Aaron Brooks and Sean Manaea40man
    2015-05-25Oakland Athletics2B-LFActive-MLBOakland AthleticsMLBActivated from DL40man
    2015-04-25Oakland AthleticsSSDL-15Oakland AthleticsMLBDL-15 Meniscus tear40man
    2015-01-11Oakland AthleticsSSActive-MLBOakland AthleticsMLBTraded from Rays with Yunel Escobar to Athletics for John Jaso, Daniel Robertson and Boog Powell40man
    2014-11-01Tampa Bay RaysSSActive-MLBTampa Bay RaysMLBRays exercised option for 2015 ($7.5m)40man
    2014-05-30Tampa Bay RaysSSActive-MLBTampa Bay RaysMLBActivated from DL40man
    2014-05-15Tampa Bay RaysSSDL-15Tampa Bay RaysMLBDL-15 Dislocated left thumb40man
    2013-11-03Tampa Bay RaysSSActive-MLBTampa Bay RaysMLBRays exercised option for 2014 ($7m)40man
    2012-05-08Tampa Bay RaysSSActive-MLBTampa Bay RaysMLB40man
    2010-03-03Tampa Bay RaysTampa Bay RaysMLB---
    2009-02-23Tampa Bay RaysTampa Bay RaysMLB---
    2008-01-01Tampa Bay RaysTampa Bay RaysMLB---
    2007-01-01Tampa Bay RaysTampa Bay RaysMLB---
    2006-01-01Tampa Bay RaysTampa Bay RaysMLB---
    Pre-2012 Transactions
    Tranx DateDescription
    Traded by Astros with Mitch Talbot to Devil Rays for Aubrey Huff and Cash considerations
    Draft Instances
    Drafted: Selected by Houston Astros in 6th round (184th overall) of 2004 Amateur Draft (June-Reg Phase)
    Salary Metrics 1985-
    YearTeamSalaryLg RankTeam RankCentileLg MinimumLg AverageContracts
    2017Chicago Cubs$ 16,000,00050495$ 535,000$ 4,304,794
    2016Chicago Cubs$ 10,000,000112788$ 507,500$ 3,498,245
    2015Oakland Athletics$ 7,750,000164482$ 507,500$ 3,571,2832015-12-08 - Signed to 4-year contract for 2016-2019 ($56m) 10--16--12--12 $2m signing bonus.
    2015Kansas City Royals$ 7,750,000164782$ 507,500$ 3,571,2832015-12-08 - Signed to 4-year contract for 2016-2019 ($56m) 10--16--12--12 $2m signing bonus.
    2014Tampa Bay Rays$ 7,000,000163482$ 500,000$ 3,256,497
    2013Tampa Bay Rays$ 5,687,300184280$ 490,000$ 3,021,531
    2012Tampa Bay Rays$ 4,687,300204578$ 480,000$ 2,954,887
    2011Tampa Bay Rays$ 4,687,300199379$ 414,000$ 2,722,607
    2010Tampa Bay Rays$ 438,1005512239$ 400,000$ 2,812,4122010-03-03 - Signed to 4-year contract for 2010-2013 ($18m) Club options for 2014 and 2015
    2009Tampa Bay Rays$ 415,9006062925$ 400,000$ 2,746,7922009-02-23 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2009-2009 ($0.4159m)
    2008Tampa Bay Rays$ 395,8006783025$ 390,000$ 2,696,2522008-01-01 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2008-2008 ($0.395m)
    2007Tampa Bay Rays$ 383,4006892614$ 380,000$ 2,459,7372007-01-01 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2007-2007 ($0.3834m)
    2006Tampa Bay Rays$ 327,000742490$ 327,000$ 2,365,0722006-01-01 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2006-2006 ($0.327m)

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