CLEVELAND -- Highly-regarded outfield prospect Bradley Zimmer has been called up from Triple-A by the Cleveland Indians.
With outfielder Abraham Almonte being placed on the 10-day disabled list because of a right biceps strain suffered in Monday’s 8-7 win over the Tampa Bay Rays, the Indians purchased Zimmer’s contract from their Triple-A affiliate, the Columbus Clippers.
Through 33 games for the Clippers this season, Zimmer hit .294 with .371 on-base and .532 slugging percentages. Of his 37 hits in 126 at-bats, 18 went for extra bases, including 11 doubles, two triples and five home runs.
Zimmer drove in 14 runs, scored another 22 and drew 14 walks against 43 strikeouts. On the base paths, Zimmer successfully stole on nine of his 12 attempts.
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 2014, Zimmer played Single-A ball at both Mahoning Valley (Short Season) and Lake County (Full), and then, spent 2015 between Single-A Lynchburg (High Level) and Double-A Akron.
Last season, Zimmer split time between Double-A Akron and Triple-A Columbus.
Over 338 minor-league games, Zimmer hit .270 with .372 on-base and .453 slugging percentages. 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.
Along with promoting Zimmer, the Indians recalled right-handed pitcher Shawn Armstrong from Triple-A, optioned infielder/outfielder Yandy Diaz to Columbus and designated for assignment right-handed reliever Carlos Frias.
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