Ben Zobrist on track to return from disabled list Monday


Ben Zobrist reqired arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on April 28, but he’s set to rejoin the Athletics sooner than originally anticipated.

According to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, Zobrist is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Monday. The 33-year-old began a minor league rehab assignment earlier this week and is 4-for-9 with three RBI over his first three games. He’s slated to serve as the DH today and play nine innings at second base before rejoining the Athletics.

Acquired from the Rays over the winter, Zobrist was batting .240/.304/.400 with one home run and eight RBI over his first 14 games this season prior to having the surgery. The A’s have the worst record in the majors at 14-30 and appear likely to be sellers, so the impending free agent could be a trade chip as we move closer to July 31.