Zimmer (side) is set to play the outfield in extended spring training games in Arizona for the next 5-to-6 days before reporting to Triple-A Columbus for a rehab assignment, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports. Zimmer has been out all season while recovering from shoulder surgery as well as battling side soreness. He served as the designated hitter in some extended spring games over the weekend without issue and will take another step forward by getting in some defensive work. Given the length of his absence, he'll probably be in store for an extended rehab stint at Columbus before being formally activated from the 10-day injured list.
Zimmer (side) will serve as designated hitter in extended spring training games over the weekend, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports. Zimmer has been sidelined all season with a side injury he suffered at the end of spring training, so he'll likely need to play in a good amount of rehab games before being cleared to rejoin the big-league club.
Zimmer is still in Arizona rehabbing a side injury that he suffered at the end of spring training, Paul Hoynes of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Zimmer sustained the injury while making a throw to a base near the end of March, and he's only been cleared to take dry cuts at this point. It looks as though he's at least a couple weeks away from a return given his lack of progress.
Zimmer's (shoulder) rehab program has been slowed down after he incurred some side soreness last weekend, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports. The Indians had been optimistic that Zimmer would be ready to report to an affiliate when the minor-league season begins during the upcoming week, but the new injury likely puts those plans on hold. Instead, Zimmer is expected to remain at extended spring training and receive more oversight as he continues to work his way back from shoulder surgery. The outfielder appears unlikely to return from the 10-day injured list for at least a few more weeks.
The Indians placed Zimmer (shoulder) on the 10-day injured list Thursday. Zimmer only recently returned to action in minor-league games after he had been sidelined since last June following shoulder surgery, so he'll need additional time at extended spring training to pick up steady at-bats and outfield work. The Indians haven't outlined a timeline for Zimmer to join the big club, but once that happens, he could settle into a starting role in an outfield lacking in high-end options.