Zimmer, who recently returned to action with Triple-A from a shoulder injury, is not expected to be called up anytime soon, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
In three relief appearances -- each of which lasted two innings -- since being activated, the 25-year-old righty has surrendered just one run on four hits while striking out five. Zimmer is expected to fill a rotation spot for Kansas City in the not-too-distant future, but the club is in no hurry to push him through the ranks. Even if he does well in Omaha, the team currently has no room in its big-league rotation for Zimmer.
Zimmer (shoulder) was activated off the minor-league disabled list Tuesday, Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports.
Zimmer has been out since late April due to this most recent shoulder ailment, although it seems like the Royals finally feel comfortable enough to deploy him in full game action again. With all the injuries to the Royals' rotation, it's not out of the question for the pitching prospect to receive a callup later in the summer, although he'll need to prove he can stay healthy over an extended number of starts with Triple-A Omaha.
Zimmer (shoulder) has recently been able to throw in two extended spring training games in Arizona, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
Zimmer was placed on the 7-day disabled list in late April with shoulder soreness and has since spent the last month in Arizona rehabbing. He was cleared to resume throwing about two weeks ago and has since advanced to facing hitters, but is still expected to pitch a few more outings in extended spring training or at a lower-level minor-league affiliate before rejoining Omaha. Though the Royals are likely to give some of their starting pitchers at Triple-A trials with the big club in the next few weeks with Danny Duffy (oblique) and Nate Karns (forearm) on the DL, Zimmer won't be under consideration for a promotion until he's able to stay healthy and pitch effectively for Omaha over an extended stretch.
Zimmer (shoulder) is able to throw without pain and may partake in a brief rehab stint in Arizona before returning to Triple-A Omaha, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
Zimmer was placed on the 7-day disabled list on April 24 with shoulder soreness but is apparently feeling well enough to return to the Triple-A starting rotation in the near future. Prior to his injury, Zimmer had posted a 4.76 ERA over his first 5.2 innings.
Zimmer was placed on the 7-day DL with shoulder soreness, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
Zimmer left his last start after just one inning due to shoulder soreness, and given his injury history, the Royals are taking no chances with him. The move is retroactive to April 21, but it's more than likely that the Royals will take it slow with the activation of the 25-year-old, who has pitched fewer than 100 total innings since 2014 thanks to a variety of injuries. It's unclear for now how long the shoulder ailment will keep him sidelined.
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|2016||AA-Northwest Arkansas N||0||1||0.00||1||1||0||0||0||1.0||1||1||0||0||0||2||2|