Published: Thu, May 18, 2017
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Cleveland Indians Call Up Top Prospect Bradley Zimmer

Cleveland Indians Call Up Top Prospect Bradley Zimmer

Ramirez joins his third major league team this month. His flexibility to play three different positions as a switch-hitter boded well for manager Terry Francona's outfield rotations.

In other Indians' roster moves, right-handed pitcher Shawn Armstrong was recalled from Columbus. So far, two hits, including a home run.

Utility man Yandy Diaz was optioned to Triple A Columbus. Really nice numbers, but hardly mashing in a way that would make a general manager say "we have to get this kid up pronto!" "It's something I'll never forget".

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A first-round pick of the Indians (No. 21 overall) in the 2014 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft out of the University of San Francisco, Zimmer spent parts of four seasons in the minor leagues with the Indians organization. In 126 at-bats at Columbus, Zimmer was hitting.294 with a.532 slugging percentage and.902 OPS. For Bradley Zimmer, that first-career dinger came after a miserable 0-for-3, three strikeout debut so it was that much sweeter. Right-hander Carlos Carrasco was removed from Monday's game because of a strained left pectoral muscle and will have his next start pushed back to May 23 in Cincinnati.

MARINERS: Second baseman Robinson Cano was placed on the 10-day disabled list due to a quadriceps strain. Tonight's outfield features Michael Brantley in left field, Zimmer in center and Lonnie Chisenhall in right, and that might be the usual configuration Cleveland goes with for the time being.

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