Cleveland Indians promote top prospect Bradley Zimmer

Posted May 18, 2017

Zimmer may step in to play center field, allowing Michael Brantley to stay in left and Lonnie Chisenhall to move to right field. He owns a.294/.371/.532 line with five homers and nine steals at Triple-A Columbus this year. He was rated as the Indians' third-best prospect earlier this year by ESPN's Keith Law. He smacked 337 hits in 1,246 at-bats with 74 doubles, 14 triples and 42 home runs with 171 runs batted in, 218 runs scored and 167 walks drawn.

Zimmer's second day in the big leagues was made a little sweeter in the ninth.

Zimmer is a left-handed hitting outfielder, drafted in the first round out of University of San Francisco in 2014.

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However, Zimmer has consistently demonstrated an ability to combine power and speed throughout his minor league career.

RANGERS: Third baseman Adrian Beltre did some light jogging on the field at Globe Life Park for the first time since injuring his right calf, and said that he hopes to make his 2017 debut within the next three weeks. This has been a fact ever since joining the Indians organization, striking out 43 times this season in 33 games.

"Honestly it's hard to put into words what that moment was", he said.

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There was room for Zimmer in the Indians' outfield because Abraham Almonte was placed on the 10-day disabled list.

Bradley Zimmer hit an RBI double and a solo home run in the Indians' loss to the Rays on Wednesday.

RHP Carlos Frias was designated for assignment by the Indians on Tuesday.

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