Rays exercise $7.5 million option on Ben Zobrist

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Ben Zobrist will be back for a 10th season in Tampa Bay, as the Rays have exercised their $7.5 million option on the infielder/outfielder.

It was an easy call, as Zobrist has been one of the most underrated all-around players in baseball for a while now thanks to his solid switch-hitting and defensive versatility.

This season he hit .272 with 10 homers and a .749 OPS in 146 games while starting at least five games at second base, left field, shortstop, right field, and center field.

He’ll be eligible for free agency next offseason at age 34.