Indians promote top OF prospect Zimmer

Jessica Allison
May 18, 2017

The Indians former first round pick in the 2014 draft brings speed to the lineup as well after ranking 5th in steals in the global league with nine. It was Dickerson's third home run against the Indians in two games, and it put the Indians in an early 4-0 hole.

However, Zimmer has consistently demonstrated an ability to combine power and speed throughout his minor league career. Manager Terry Francona said the Indians haven't yet determined what position Diaz will play at Columbus.

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.

The team made a flurry of other corresponding moves on Tuesday, in recalling right-hander Shawn Armstrong.

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Zimmer drove in 14 runs, scored another 22 and drew 14 walks against 43 strikeouts.

Zimmer will make his major league debut Tuesday against the Rays.

"I think [Tuesday], the game went by pretty quickly", Zimmer said. 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. He roped an RBI double off the left-center field wall in the bottom of the third inning and beat a good throw to the plate moments later on a Jason Kipnis RBI single. 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.

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