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Bradley Zimmer is out of the lineup Sunday against the Athletics, Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com reports.
The lefty-hitting Zimmer will hit the bench with southpaw Sean Manaea taking the hill for the Athletics in the series finale, affording Abraham Almonte a start in center field. The Indians are due to face a left-handed starter (Matt Moore and Ty Blach) in the first two games of their series with the Giants during the upcoming week. While Zimmer won't necessarily be kept out of the lineup for both of those games, he'll likely bat further down in the order after manning the leadoff spot in the first two games out of the All-Star break.
Bradley Zimmer will bat leadoff and play in center for Wednesday's game against the Padres.
With Jason Kipnis out of the lineup due to neck spasms, Zimmer will get a chance to hit at the top of the order for Cleveland. The 24-year-old has been outstanding for the team thus far since coming up in mid-May, and could get a few chances to garner more at-bats if Kipnis winds up missing more than just one game.
Bradley Zimmer went 2-for-5 with a double and two RBI during Monday's win over Texas.
The rookie sports an impressive .298/.371/.490 slash line with four homers, 22 RBI, 13 runs and seven stolen bases through just 116 plate appearances. Zimmer boasts the coveted cross-category profile to be go-to fantasy asset. Unfortunately, he's been locked into the bottom half of the Cleveland lineup, so his upside is slightly capped as a result.
Bradley Zimmer is not in the lineup for Friday's series opener against the Twins.
It's the second consecutive game Zimmer will not start and likely stems from the fact that southpaw Adalberto Mejia is on the rubber for Minnesota. Daniel Robertson will fill in as the left fielder and bat ninth.
Bradley Zimmer is out of the lineup Thursday.
After going 2-for-4 with two runs during Wednesday's affair with the Orioles, Zimmer will take a seat for the final game of the series. Erik Gonzalez fills in at left field while batting eighth.
Bradley Zimmer is not in the lineup for Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader with the Twins.
Despite going 2-for-4 with four RBI and a steal in Game 1, Zimmer will head to the bench for a breather as Austin Jackson takes over in center field for the contest. He should return to the lineup for Sunday's series finale, as the youngster's speed and power combo is starting to show more as he becomes more comfortable with big-league pitching.
Bradley Zimmer was the star in Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Twins, going 2-for-4 with a double, four RBI, and a steal.
The young outfielder helped stake the Indians to an early lead by driving in a pair on an RBI single in the first inning and followed it up with a double in his next at-bat. He hasn't homered in any of his last 22 at-bats, but Zimmer certainly has the power to start going deep as he develops a greater comfort level against major league pitching. Furthermore, he continues to flash his speed on the basepaths as he swiped his sixth steal in his 27th game.
Bradley Zimmer is not in the lineup Friday against the Twins, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
Lefty Nik Turley is taking the hill for Minnesota, so Zimmer will retreat to the bench for a night off. Austin Jackson will take over for him in center field.
Bradley Zimmer is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Dodgers.
Stud left-hander Clayton Kershaw is getting the ball Tuesday, so Zimmer will head to the bench to avoid the tough lefty-on-lefty matchup. Austin Jackson will take over in center field for the evening.
Bradley Zimmer is out of the lineup Sunday against the White Sox, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
Along with fellow lefty hitters Jason Kipnis and Lonnie Chisenhall, Zimmer will hit the bench as manager Terry Francona looks to slot in more righty bats to counter White Sox southpaw Jose Quintana. With Zimmer on the bench, Austin Jackson will pick up his second straight start in center field and bat seventh.
Bradley Zimmer is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the White Sox.
Austin Jackson will man center field for the Indians as they face David Holmberg and the White Sox at home. Zimmer has excelled against right-handed pitching to start his big league career, but his struggles to figure out lefties (.143 BA, .343 OPS) led to him sitting out against Holmberg. With Cleveland facing a host of southpaws in the coming days, Zimmer may be the odd man out for a few games.
Bradley Zimmer went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Tuesday's road loss to the Rockies.
While his strikeout rate remains concerning -- he whiffed two more times Tuesday, giving him 18 in just 51 at-bats -- when Zimmer hits the ball, he hits it hard, as evidenced by his four homers and four doubles already. It's reasonable to expect his batting average to fall off if he can't find a way to make steadier contact, but Zimmer should continue to provide a tantalizing power-speed combo nonetheless. However, he's still not quite an everyday player yet, which limits his fantasy appeal in some formats.
Manager Terry Francona has been impressed by Bradley Zimmer's speed and believes the outfielder can bring back some of the stolen-base production lost by the offseason departure of Rajai Davis, Zack Meisel of Cleveland.com reports. "Zimmer has that potential on our team where he could bring that speed element that Rajai did," Francona said. "Now, he's not going to steal as many bases, because he doesn't know the league and things like that. But that speed is still there."
The rookie racked up 82 minor-league swipes over the past two seasons, and he's 3-for-4 on attempts with the Tribe. Zimmer possesses a rare power-speed combination that makes him one of the most attractive young players in the game.
Bradley Zimmer went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer Saturday against the Royals.
Zimmer blasted his third bomb of the season to extend the Indians lead in the second inning of a divisional loss. Although he's been in the Tribe's lineup for less than three weeks, he's slashing .295/.367/.591, and should be used in fantasy lineups when he faces right-handed starters until he shows signs of slowing down.
Bradley Zimmer is not in the lineup Friday against the Royals, Blair Kerkhoff of The Kansas City Star reports.
Zimmer has been shielded from lefties for the most part during his big-league career, and that will hold true Friday as the Royals trot southpaw Jason Vargas out to the mound. Austin Jackson will take over in center field to replace him.
Bradley Zimmer is not in the starting lineup Wednesday against the A's.
Despite going 4-for-10 with five RBI over the past three games, Zimmer will take a seat with left-hander Sean Manaea on the rubber for Oakland. Austin Jackson will man center field in his absence and bat seventh.
Bradley Zimmer is out of the lineup Sunday against the Royals.
Manager Terry Francona isn't yet comfortable exposing Zimmer to left-handed pitching, so the rookie will hit the bench for the second straight day, affording Austin Jackson another turn in center field. ZImmer has still acquitted himself well overall since his promotion to the big leagues in mid May, turning in a .400 on-base percentage over 30 plate appearances. That should be enough to keep him in the lineup against right-handers on a regular basis, even once Lonnie Chisenhall (concussion) comes off the disabled list.
Bradley Zimmer is out of the lineup Saturday against the Royals.
He has hit .292/.414/.458 with one home run and two steals in 24 at-bats since his promotion. Austin Jackson and Daniel Robertson will each receive a start in center field and right field, respectively.
Bradley Zimmer is trying to work out some kinks in his swing, but Indians coaches are taking a hands-off approach as the rookie get acclimated to MLB, Cleveland.com reports.
The young slugger overhauled his swing mechanics last season, and continued working on the new style during spring training. Assistant hitting coach Matt Quatraro said he believes Zimmer is "still trying to find" a consistent stroke, but he's sure the outfielder knows what needs to be adjusted. Through his first eight MLB games, the 24-year-old is slashing .286/.400/.476 in 25 plate appearances.
Bradley Zimmer is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Reds, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
With the Indians in a National League ballpark and facing southpaw Amir Garrett, Zimmer will take a seat. Daniel Robertson will draw the start in center field for the game.