Published: Thu, May 18, 2017
Sport | By Wendy Sparks

Cleveland Indians call up top prospect Bradley Zimmer

Cleveland Indians call up top prospect Bradley Zimmer

With no time to dry off Monday night, the top prospect in the Cleveland Indians' organization threw on some workout clothes and went to see Chris Tremie, the manager at Triple-A Columbus.

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At of the conclusion of the Indians' game on Wednesday, it pushed the starting rotation's combined ERA up to 5.15, the second-worst mark in the major leagues. In 2015, he knocked 16 homers, drove in 63 runs and swiped 44 bags, all personal bests to this point.

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The Indians also recalled right-hander Shawn Armstrong from Triple-A Columbus, optioned infielder Yandy Diaz to Columbus and designated right-hander Carlos Frias for assignment Tuesday. He also has 22 runs scored and 11 doubles. "It's a feeling that is hard to put into words". I imagine it's great, at least, because I've never even hit a home run in a whiffleball game and I struggle to hit for power in MLB The Show.

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Abraham Almonte will be shut down from all baseball activities over the next three to five weeks after he was diagnosed with a high grade strain to his right biceps tendon. In Columbus this season Zimmer enters hitting.323 against left handed pitching while batting.294 overall. In his debut Tuesday night, Zimmer was 0-for-3 with three strikeouts. Tomlin needed one more strike to get Jesus Sucre and escape the inning but instead watched as an RBI-double fell just inside the left-field foul line to put the Rays up 1-0. Manager Terry Francona said Carrasco will be given two extra days off until his next start, which is scheduled to be Tuesday in Cincinnati.

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