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Ben Zobrist lands on disabled list with dislocated thumb

May 15, 2014, 8:20 PM EDT

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After leaving yesterday’s game with a dislocated left thumb, Rays second baseman Ben Zobrist has been placed on the 15-day disabled list.

Zobrist suffered the injury on a head-first slide into second base while trying to avoid a tag on a stolen base attempt. He told Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune this evening that he hopes to return in 15 days, but won’t risk a setback by rushing things. The Rays have called up infielder Cole Figueroa to take his place on the active roster, but Sean Rodriguez and Logan Forsythe figure to see most of the playing time at second base for now.

Zobrist, who turns 33 later this month, is batting .260/.352/.364 with three home runs and nine RBI through 40 games this season.

  1. raysfan1 - May 15, 2014 at 8:35 PM

    Oy. I keep thinking the Rays just need to weather the storm, but this has really been a tough season so far for them.

  2. bucsfan21 - May 16, 2014 at 8:56 AM

    Can this team catch a break? Injuries are killing this team. Luckily the East will continue to beat on each other so it will only take one hot streak to get going again.

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