Cleveland Indians promote top prospect Bradley Zimmer

CLEVELAND– With an injury-plagued outfield, the Cleveland Indians promoted top prospect Bradley Zimmer.

The team purchased the 24-year-old outfielder’s contract from the AAA Columbus Clippers on Tuesday. Zimmer is batting .294 with 5 home runs and 14 RBIs in 33 games.

Outfielder Abraham Almonte was removed during the fifth inning of Monday’s game with a right shoulder injury. He’s been added to the 10-day disabled list.

OF Brandon Guyer is also out with a sprained left wrist. He will likely miss four to six weeks.

Also on Tuesday, the Indians recalled pitcher Shawn Armstrong and optioned Yandy Diaz to Columbus.

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