Indians call up Bradley Zimmer
- Author: Rosalie Stanley May 18, 2017,
May 18, 2017, 17:38
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. This is Armstrong's third stint with the Indians this year. Zimmer will make his major league debut tonight against the Tampa Bay Rays at Progressive Field, batting ninth and playing center field.
Zimmer drove in 14 runs, scored another 22 and drew 14 walks against 43 strikeouts. It was Dickerson's third home run against the Indians in two games, and it put the Indians in an early 4-0 hole.
The Cleveland Indians called up former USF outfielder Bradley Zimmer, their first-round draft pick in 2014, from Triple-A Columbus on Tuesday. Winners of their last two, Cleveland will hope Zimmer's arrival helps them start building some momentum.
Cleveland needed an outfielder after placing Abraham Almonte on the 10-day DL.
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. The 27-year-old Dominican is hitting.246 with 12 homers and 76 RBIs in 266 career contests with the Seattle Mariners, San Diego Padres and Indians.
Utility man Yandy Diaz was optioned to Triple A Columbus.
"Honestly it's hard to put into words what that moment was", he said. He was 0 for 3, striking out three times.
Right-handed pitcher Carlos Frias was designated from assignment.