Gimenez was sent from the Mets to the Indians on Thursday along with Amed Rosario, Isaiah Greene and Josh Wolf in exchange for Francisco Lindor and Carlos Carrasco, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
The move means Gimenez won't have to compete with the incoming Lindor for playing time at shortstop, a battle he would surely lose. Amed Rosario was also shipped to Cleveland in the deal, however, so the pair will continue the battle they began in New York in 2020. Gimenez outperformed Rosario last season, hitting a respectable .263/.333/.398 while stealing eight bases to Rosario's zero. They started together on several occasions last season, with Gimenez appearing at other infield spots, an arrangement which could continue with their new team.
Gimenez was placed on the 10-day injured list with right oblique tightness after Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Nationals, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
The 22-year-old was lifted from Saturday's matinee with the oblique issue, and he'll end up missing the final two games of the season. Gimenez will finish his rookie campaign with a .263/.333/.398 slash line, three homers, 12 RBI and eight stolen bases in 132 plate appearances. Amed Rosario will take over at shortstop for the Mets in the nightcap.
Gimenez exited Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Nationals due to right oblique tightness, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports
Gimenez tweaked his oblique during an at-bat in the top of the second inning, and the injury could bring his promising rookie season to an end. If he's indeed sidelined for the final two games of the regular season, Amed Rosario could take over as the shortstop.
Gimenez left Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Nationals with an apparent injury, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
Gimenez appeared to tweak something when fouling a ball off in the top of the second inning, and he was replaced by Amed Rosario in the middle of his at-bat. It wasn't clear what kind of injury he suffered and whether he'll be available for the Mets' final two games of the regular season remains to be seen.
Gimenez is not in Thursday's lineup against the Nationals.
He will head to the bench with lefty Patrick Corbin on the hill for Washington. Amed Rosario will start at shortstop and bat seventh.
Gimenez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 8-5 loss to the Rays.
Gimenez tied the game at 1-1 in the second inning with his solo shot. It was the third homer of the year for the shortstop. Gimenez has added seven stolen bases, 12 RBI and 22 runs scored across 131 plate appearances.
Gimenez remains on the bench Tuesday against Tampa Bay.
Gimenez has gone 3-for-19 at the plate over his last eight games. Amed Rosario remains the starter at shortstop in his absence.
Gimenez isn't starting Monday's game against the Rays, Justin Toscano of The Bergen Record reports.
Gimenez has occupied the large half of a platoon at shortstop recently, but he'll retreat to the bench Monday, even with a right-hander (Pete Fairbanks) on the mound for Tampa Bay. Amed Rosario will start at shortstop in his absence.
Gimenez will sit Friday against the Braves.
Gimenez has emerged to occupy the large half of a platoon at shortstop this season. With lefty Max Fried starting Friday, Amed Rosario gets the nod in his place.
Gimenez is not in the lineup Sunday against the Blue Jays.
Gimenez is riding a seven-game hit streak and is 10-for-27 during that stretch, but he finds himself on the bench for the second straight contest. Amed Rosario starts at shortstop Sunday for the Mets.
Gimenez isn't starting Saturday against the Blue Jays.
Gimenez is currently riding a seven-game hitting streak, and he'll get a breather Saturday. Amed Rosario will start at shortstop.
Gimenez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run Wednesday as the Mets defeated the Orioles 7-6.
Gimenez tied the game up with an opposite-field home run in the sixth for just his second long ball of his rookie season. The 22-year-old has hit safely in his last six games and is slashing .292/.340/.427 with two home runs and nine RBI this season. He's also been busy on the basepaths with seven steals.
Gimenez will start at shortstop and will bat eighth Monday against the Phillies.
Starting for the fourth straight game over a healthy Amed Rosario, Gimenez at least temporarily seems to have emerged as the Mets' primary shortstop. The lefty-hitting Gimenez may hit the bench against southpaws occasionally, but he should be in store for the bulk of the work versus right-handers while he continues to fare respectably at the plate in his rookie season. Gimenez is slashing .282/.329/.385 through 85 plate appearances on the campaign, but he offers most of his value to the Mets through his defense and speed (7-for-7 on stolen-base attempts).
Gimenez went 2-for-2 with a walk, a stolen base, two RBI and two runs scored Saturday against the Phillies.
Gimenez chipped in across the box score, reaching base three times while also swiping his seventh bag of the season. His first RBI of the game came on an infield single that knotted the game at one, and he followed that up with a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning. Gimenez has flashed his speed and a decent ability to get on base in his first 80 plate appearances -- he's hitting .288/.338/.397 -- but he's likely to find regular playing time difficult to come by behind the likes of Robinson Cano, J.D. Davis, Amed Rosario and Todd Frazier.
Gimenez went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run Tuesday against the Orioles.
Gimenez took Tom Eshelman deep in the sixth inning to record his first career home run. The 21-year-old was activated from the COVID-19 injured list Aug. 28, with Tuesday being his first start since. He took advantage of the opportunity, but with Robinson Cano, J.D. Davis and Amed Rosario manning his primary positions, Gimenez may find regular at-bats difficult to come by.
Gimenez was activated from the COVID-19 injured list prior to Friday's doubleheader against the Yankees, Tim Healey of Newsday reports. He is not in the lineup for Game 1.
Amed Rosario and Jeff McNeil will start up the middle for the matinee, but we could see Gimenez in there for the nightcap. He had predictably cooled off prior to landing on the IL, hitting .154 with a 7:1 K:BB over his last 26 at-bats, although he still managed three steals on three attempts over that span.
Gimenez was placed on the injured list for an undisclosed reason Tuesday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
The team is not specifying which injured list Gimenez is going on, so this could be COVID-19 related. He should be considered out indefinitely.
Gimenez went 1-for-5 with an RBI and a stolen base in Wednesday's 11-6 win over the Nationals.
While Gimenez didn't cross home plate, he did notch another steal, his fourth in as many attempts with the big club this season. Gimenez was caught 16 times in 44 attempts on the basepaths at Double-A last year. He's also starting to hit a little bit, but Robinson Cano (groin) is facing live pitching at the alternate site and his eventual return figures to push Gimenez to the bench.
Gimenez went 3-for-3 with a double, three runs and one stolen base in Sunday's win against the Marlins.
Gimenez has now started five of the last six games while helping to fill in for Robinson Cano (groin), but Sunday's performance was his most productive of his young major-league career as he scored three of the Mets' four runs. The 21-year-old is hitting .333 with two extra-base hits, five runs and three stolen bases over 14 games this season.
Gimenez will start at second base and bat eighth Sunday against the Marlins.
He'll enter the starting nine for the fifth time in six games, with his last two turns coming at the keystone. Based on his uptick in usage of late, the 21-year-old looks like set to serve as the primary replacement for Robinson Cano (groin), who was placed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday. Gimenez possesses good speed and decent contact skills, but his lack of power and low placement in the Mets lineup limit his overall fantasy upside.
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