Zimmer (illness) is out of the lineup Friday versus the Rays.
Zimmer will sit for the second straight contest after experiencing cold symptoms Thursday. The 28-year-old was scheduled to take a precautionary test for COVID-19, and there's been no indication he tested positive for the virus. Oscar Mercado will work in center field in his place.
Zimmer is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Rays after experiencing cold symptoms, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports.
Cleveland doesn't believe Zimmer's illness is related to COVID-19, but he's scheduled to take a test later Thursday just to ensure he hasn't contracted the virus. Oscar Mercado will fill in for Zimmer in center field in the series opener.
Zimmer went 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBI in Sunday's 4-2 win over the Athletics.
Zimmer slammed a first-inning home run off Chris Bassitt to open the scoring. In addition, he had two singles to drive in another two runs. Both of his long balls this season have come in the past three games. The 28-year-old is slashing .241/.374/.424 with 15 RBI, 15 runs and six steals over 131 plate appearances.
Zimmer went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and a strikeout in Cleveland's 5-4 loss to Oakland on Friday.
Zimmer singled in the third and took Yusmeiro Petit 424-feet to center in the seventh for a go-ahead home run and his first two-hit game since June 16. The speedy outfielder has been playing on a near-regular basis since making his season debut at the end of May and is slashing a decent .232/.377/.293 in 38 games.
Zimmer went 1-for-3 with a walk, an RBI, a stolen base and two runs scored in Saturday's 14-6 win over Kansas City.
Zimmer got involved in Cleveland's six-run burst in the fourth inning with an RBI single before scoring on a Cesar Hernandez three-run home run. In the sixth, Zimmer walked and stole second before scoring on an Amed Rosario double. The 28-year-old outfielder has provided a little speed at the bottom of Cleveland's lineup with five steals in the 37 games this year. He's added a mediocre .219/.370/.250 slash line with no home runs, 11 RBI and 13 runs scored across 119 plate appearances.
Zimmer isn't starting the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Rays.
Zimmer went 0-for-2 with a strikeout while starting in center field in Wednesday's matinee. Oscar Mercado will take over in center field and bat seventh in the nightcap.
Zimmer isn't starting Monday's game against the Rays.
Zimmer returned from an ankle injury Friday and went 0-for-8 with two RBI, three walks and four strikeouts across the last three games. Oscar Mercado will start in center field and bat ninth.
Zimmer (ankle) is back in the starting lineup Friday against the Astros.
Zimmer did not play Thursday and was later reported to be dealing with an ankle issue. Any pain he was dealing with appears to have subsided, as he'll bat seventh and play center field Friday.
Zimmer is on the bench for Thursday's game against the Astros with an ankle injury, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Since Houston is starting a lefty pitcher (Framber Valdez) in the series opener, the lefty-hitting Zimmer would have been a candidate to sit regardless of his health. Zimmer appeared to sustain the ankle injury on an RBI triple in the second half of Wednesday's doubleheader with the Tigers, as he was removed from the contest in the top of the seventh inning. Oscar Mercado replaced Zimmer in center field, and the former will draw the start Thursday while the latter remains on the bench.
Zimmer isn't starting Thursday against the Astros.
Zimmer has gone 3-for-7 with a triple, a double, two RBI and a walk across his last three games, but he'll get a day off Thursday. Oscar Mercado will shift to center field while Eddie Rosario starts in left field.
Zimmer is not in the starting lineup Sunday against the Twins.
Zimmer has been in a skid at the plate of late, recording just two hits in his last 17 at-bats. Harold Ramirez will shift to center field as Josh Naylor gets the nod in right field Sunday.
Zimmer isn't in the lineup Monday against the Cubs.
Zimmer will be out of the lineup for a second straight game after he went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts in his last two appearances. Harold Ramirez will shift to center field while Josh Naylor takes over in right field in a National League park.
Zimmer is not in the lineup Sunday at Pittsburgh.
Zimmer is 5-for-16 with five runs, three walks and seven strikeouts over his past five games, and he'll take a seat Sunday despite the fact righty JT Brubaker is starting for the Pirates. Harold Ramirez will shift to center field while Josh Naylor starts in right as Cleveland is without the designated hitter in an NL park.
Zimmer went 0-for-2 with a walk, a stolen base and a run scored in Sunday's 6-2 loss to Seattle.
The outfielder notched his fourth steal of the season, and he's yet to be caught on the basepaths. While Zimmer has some speed, he has yet to show any power -- all eight of his hits have been singles. He's posted a .366 on-base percentage with four RBI and five runs scored across 41 plate appearances this year.
Zimmer is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against Baltimore, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
Zimmer will get a breather for the series finale against the Orioles. Harold Ramirez gets the start in center field, batting fifth.
Zimmer went 1-for-4 with a stolen base in Friday's 3-1 loss to Baltimore.
Zimmer is 5-for-14 with three stolen bases, two RBI and one run scored in his last four games. The outfielder's solid hitting since his call-up has earned him regular playing time in center field, while Harold Ramirez has shifted to play in right field lately. Zimmer could provide a speed boost in deeper fantasy formats, but he's yet to show much power, as all five of his hits have been singles.
Zimmer will start in center field and bat eighth Wednesday against the White Sox.
Zimmer will stick in the starting nine for the fourth straight game, and the lefty-hitting outfielder looks like he'll at least hold down a strong-side platoon role while both Franmil Reyes (oblique) and Jordan Luplow (ankle) are on the injured list. Injuries have stunted Zimmer's development over the years, but he's been healthy and effective since being called up from Triple-A Columbus last week. In his first six games with Cleveland, Zimmer has gone 4-for-13 with two walks, two runs, two RBI and two stolen bases.
Zimmer went 3-for-6 with two RBI and two stolen bases in Monday's doubleheader against the White Sox.
Zimmer surprisingly started both of Monday's games and turned in a pretty productive day, knocking in a run and stealing a base in each contest. The 28-year-old had gone hitless through his first six plate appearances after being called up earlier in the week, so it was encouraging to see him get going a bit and be active on the bases.
Zimmer has been recalled from Triple-A Columbus and is starting Thursday's game against the Tigers.
Zimmer failed to break camp with the major-league club this year but will make his 2021 debut Thursday. The 28-year-old will start in center field and bat ninth against Detroit, although it's not yet clear whether he'll claim a consistent spot in the lineup going forward.
Zimmer will not open the season on the major-league roster, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.
Zimmer looked like the favorite to win Cleveland's starting center field job after Oscar Mercado was sent to minor-league camp Sunday, but he evidently won't be breaking camp in the big leagues either. He didn't do much wrong this spring, hitting .290/.425/.355, so it's a somewhat unusual move. Ben Gamel and Amed Rosario look set to split time in center to start the season.
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