Zimmer continues to make progress from his mid-September hand surgery, and he's close to swinging a bat, but it appears there simply may not be enough time for him to return before the end of October. With Zimmer unlikely to play in the postseason, the Indians will continue to use Jason Kipnis as their primary center fielder. In his first taste of the majors, Zimmer compiled a respectable .241/.307/.385 line with eight homers and 18 steals in 101 games.
Zimmer had the stitches removed from his hand Wednesday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
Zimmer has continued to make steady progress rehabbing from his mid-September hand surgery. The typical rehab time for the surgery is 6-to-8 weeks, which would make it possible for Zimmer to return for the World Series should the Indians advance that far and he doesn't incur any setbacks along the way. However, the club has given no indication that they would opt to bring him back, even if the possibility exists. With Zimmer out for the foreseeable future, Jason Kipnis is in line to continue spending time in center field.
Zimmer (broken hand) is keeping up with his conditioning and maintaining his arm strength after surgery, The Associated Press reports.
Zimmer had a plate and nine screws inserted into his hand, which he broke on a headfirst dive into first. Before landing on the DL, the rookie owned a .241/.307/.385 slash line through 101 games. While Zimmer is sidelined, Jason Kipnis and Greg Allen will share duties in center field -- although the former is expected to take on the lion's share of the load.
Zimmer will miss 6-8 weeks after successfully undergoing surgery Tuesday to repair the fractured fourth metacarpal in his left hand, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
Given the estimated timetable, it seems unlikely that he'll appear in another game this season. If all goes well, Zimmer could potentially return to action if the Indians find their way back to the World Series, though that's far from a given. Zimmer held his own in his first taste of the majors, compiling a .241/.307/.385 line with eight homers and 18 steals in 101 games. He should be ready to go for spring training next season, and he could be poised for a big sophomore season after getting his feet wet in 2017.
Zimmer (hand) will undergo surgery to repair his fractured fourth metacarpal Tuesday morning in New York City, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
Zimmer does not yet have a timetable for his return. While he is not expected to play again this season or in the postseason, it would be a shock if Zimmer wasn't healthy by spring training 2018.
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