Zimmer's rehab following July shoulder surgery is going well, Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. The outfielder has been rehabbing at the Indians' spring facility in Goodyear, Arizona. He is expected to begin a throwing program and a hitting program soon. The 26-year-old appeared in just 34 games prior to the injury in 2018, hitting .226/.281/.330 with two homers and four steals.
Zimmer (shoulder) underwent surgery on his right shoulder Friday to repair his labrum and is looking at an 8-to-12-month recovery timetable, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports. The fact Zimmer underwent shoulder surgery was already known, but there was no prior indication the issue was as severe as the end result. The 25-year-old first suffered the shoulder injury in mid-June and was diagnosed with inflammation following an MRI, and he subsequently received an anti-inflammatory injection to address the issue. The specifics of the labrum issue remain unclear, but Zimmer will be sidelined for the rest of 2018 and may not be ready for Opening Day 2019 even if he's back on the field in eight months, as he'd still miss at least some of spring training.
Zimmer underwent right shoulder surgery Friday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports. Manager Terry Francona didn't provide any additional details on Zimmer's procedure besides the fact that Dr. Keith Meister performed the operation in Texas. A timetable and recovery plan should come to light within the next couple days, though it's expected that Zimmer will be sidelined through the month of August. He initally hit the minor-league DL after suffering the injury in mid-June.
Zimmer (shoulder) received an anti-inflammatory shot in his right shoulder Friday and will be sidelined for at least four weeks, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports. Zimmer sustained the shoulder injury June 13 and has since been battling inflammation that put him on the minor-league disabled list. The Indians are hopeful that the injection will remedy the issue once and for all, but Zimmer will have to rest for the next month while he waits for the shot to take full effect. He should be back in action at Triple-A at some point in August and should rejoin the Indians as a September callup, if not sooner.
Zimmer (shoulder) was placed on the minor-league disabled list Saturday, Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com reports. Zimmer was originally expected to miss just five days due to a right shoulder injury that he suffered during batting practice earlier in the week, but the issue apparently isn't healing as quickly as the team hoped. The move is backdated to Wednesday, so he'll be eligible to return June 20 should he prove ready. Zimmer, who was optioned to Triple-A Columbus earlier in the month, was slashing just .111/.158/.278 through four games with the Clippers prior to suffering the injury.