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Zobrist at shortstop could be long-term answer

Zobrist at shortstop could be long-term answer

Zobrist at shortstop could be long-term answer
SEATTLE -- Don't be surprised if Ben Zobrist settles in at his old position to become the Rays' everyday shortstop.

Zobrist, who played shortstop for the Rays in 2006 and '07 before losing the position due to his poor offense, started at shortstop again on Monday night after starting Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the position.

"It's possible, I just have to watch him," said Rays manager Joe Maddon about the chances of Zobrist again becoming an everyday shortstop. "To this point he really seems to like it. That's what I'm getting out of it. He looks real comfortable.

"I'm almost thinking he's back home where he began. With Zo, if there's any balking to be done, you can tell it with his conversation. I'm not really hearing any of that. He's totally into it."

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