Zobrist is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Mets, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports. Manager Joe Maddon has stated that he is healthy and simply getting an extra day off to rest since he participated in the All-Star events last week. It is likely that Zobrist is back in the lineup on Tuesday, but until then Javier Baez will continue to play second base and lead off for the Cubs.
Zobrist is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rangers. Chalk this up as a rare day off for the Chicago utility man, as Zobrist had tallied eight straight starts between second base, right field and left field. He remains on pace for one of the better statistical seasons of his career, but a 5-for-41 start to June has dropped his batting average nearly 20 points, and a 0-for-6 start to the second half likely prompted a day off. Look for him to return to action when the Cubs open a three-game set with the Mets on Monday.
Zobrist is out of the lineup Monday against the Reds. Zobrist will take a seat for a regular maintenance day following eight straight starts for the Cubs. The utility man has just one hit in his last three games, and is batting .214 since June 1. He'll get a day off to hopefully get back on track, giving way to Javy Baez, who will bat leadoff and start at second base.
Zobrist went 1-for-4 with a solo homer against the Mets on Saturday. Zobrist cooled down considerably from his red-hot June, as he slashed .221/.339/.368 in June and Saturday's homer was his only hit in six July at-bats.
Zobrist (ankle) is back in the lineup Sunday against the Marlins. Zobrist was pulled out of Friday's contest after being hit by a pitch, and the ailment ended up holding him out of action Saturday as well. Fortunately, X-rays revealed that it was just an ankle bruise, so the veteran utility man will return to the lineup Sunday afternoon. Zobrist will get the starting nod at second base, and bat leadoff in the order for the seventh time this season.