Cleveland Indians call up former No. 1 pick Bradley Zimmer from

Doyle BarkerMay 18, 2017

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.

OF Brandon Guyer is also out with a sprained left wrist. Oh, I don't know...call up your top prospect!

Highly-regarded outfield prospect Bradley Zimmer has been called up from Triple-A by the Cleveland Indians. Zimmer struck out in all three of his plate appearances Tuesday in his major league debut, but the 24-year-old showed off his dynamic skillset on Wednesday afternoon.

Zimmer was hitting.294 with five home runs and 14 RBI in 33 games with Columbus.

Those early numbers are encouraging news after a 2016 season most evaluators considered a mixed bag. He noticeably struggled after being promoted to Columbus, though, posting a.654 OPS and watching his strikeout rate rise to 37.3 percent over 37 contests.

SS Francisco Lindor leads all major league shortstops with nine home runs.

There's nothing quite like your first big-league home run.

MLB.com praises Zimmer for his "average-or-better tools across the board" and believes he has the potential to be a 20/20 guy at some point in the future.

"The Indians (20-19) are off on Thursday before heading to Houston for a three-game series". Just 4.5 games separate first place from last in the division.

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

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