Gimenez was optioned to Triple-A Columbus on Tuesday, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.
The 22-year-old began the season as the primary shortstop for Cleveland, but he started only one of the past five games and will make his way to Triple-A. Gimenez has posted a .179/.226/.308 slash line and 29.4 percent strikeout rate through 85 plate appearances this season.
Gimenez is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Mariners.
Make it two straight absences for Gimenez. He is not known to be dealing with any sort of injury or illness, so it seems Amed Rosario may have leapfrogged Gimenez at shortstop. Harold Ramirez and Jordan Luplow have been in center field the past couple days with Rosario at short.
Gimenez isn't starting Thursday's game against the Mariners.
Gimenez has gone 1-for-8 with two runs, an RBI, a stolen base and two strikeouts in the last three games. Amed Rosario will start at shortstop and bat second.
Gimenez went 0-for-2 but was hit by a pitch, stole a base and scored a run in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Cubs.
Gimenez got aboard after he was plunked by Cubs starter Adbert Alzolay in the fifth inning. He then stole second and scored on a Cesar Hernandez two-run homer. Through 80 plate appearances, Gimenez has two home runs, four stolen bases, five RBI and nine runs scored. He'll likely remain in a platoon role with Amed Rosario at shortstop for the foreseeable future.
Gimenez is not in the lineup Friday against the Reds.
Gimenez finds himself on the bench for the second consecutive game with Wade Miley on the mound for Cincinnati. Amed Rosario will start at shortstop while Harold Ramirez roams center field for Cleveland.
Gimenez will hit the bench against lefty Danny Duffy and the Royals on Thursday.
Gimenez has now been on the bench against eight of the last 10 lefties that Cleveland has faced. Even with that protection from same-sided pitching, he's having a very tough time at the plate, hitting just .176/.222/.324 with a 31.5 percent strikeout rate. Amed Rosario, who's hitting just .188/.253/.313 himself, will start at shortstop in his absence.
Gimenez is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Royals.
He's batted .103 with zero home runs and one steal in his last 29 at-bats. Amed Rosario will start at shortstop and bat seventh.
Gimenez isn't starting Monday's game against the Royals.
Gimenez had gone 0-for-7 with two strikeouts across the last two games. Amed Rosario will shift to shortstop while Harold Ramirez starts in center field.
Gimenez is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Twins, Joe Noga of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
With southpaw J.A. Happ on the hill for Minnesota and a team off day coming Thursday, Cleveland manager Terry Francona determined that Wednesday was a good opportunity to give Gimenez a breather. The young shortstop had started each of the past six games, going 2-for-18 to drop his season average to .192.
Gimenez went 1-for-3 with a stolen base in Thursday's 6-3 loss to the Yankees.
Gimenez singled and stole second in the second inning. The infielder has three steals, two home runs, four RBI and six runs scored in 13 games. He's slashing .243/.300/.486 through 41 plate appearances and often hits near the bottom of the order when he plays.
Gimenez is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the White Sox.
Gimenez will sit with lefty Carlos Rodon on the mound for Chicago. He's started against every righty that Cleveland has faced this season but has been on the bench for six out of nine lefties, including each of the last four. Amed Rosario starts at shortstop in his absence.
Gimenez is not in the lineup Sunday versus the Reds.
Gimenez is 6-for-20 with two homers, three doubles, six runs, four RBI and two stolen bases over the past six games, but he'll head to the bench Sunday with southpaw Wade Miley starting for Cincinnati. Amed Rosario will take over at shortstop while Jordan Luplow starts in center field.
Gimenez went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, a double and a stolen base in Saturday's loss to Cincinnati.
Gimenez knocked a solo shot off Reds starter Sonny Gray in the fourth inning to give Cleveland a lead that stood up up until the ninth. The shortstop also stole second base after getting hit by a pitch late in the contest. Gimenez is slashing .235/.297/.500 this season, but he has collected four hits -- three for extra bases -- in his past 11 at-bats.
Gimenez went 1-for-4 with a walk, a stolen base and a run scored in Friday's 10-3 loss to the Reds.
Gimenez hit a single and stole second in the third inning. In the ninth, Gimenez walked and came around to score on a sacrifice fly by Jose Ramirez. The 22-year-old Gimenez has struggled at the plate so far. He's batting .194 with a homer, three RBI, five runs scored and a steal across 34 plate appearances.
Gimenez isn't starting Wednesday's game against the White Sox, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.
Gimenez will take a seat for the second time in the last three games with left-hander Carlos Rodon starting for Chicago. Amed Rosario will start at shortstop Wednesday while Jordan Luplow takes over in center field.
Gimenez is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the White Sox, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.
Gimenez hits the bench against lefty Carlos Rodon, with Amed Rosario getting the start at shortstop. So far this season, Gimenez has started against all three righties that Cleveland has faced while starting against three out of six southpaws. That suggests he'll remain in something between a platoon and a true everyday role going forward.
Gimenez went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run, a walk and two total runs scored in Saturday's 11-3 win over the Tigers.
Gimenez got a start against Tigers southpaw Tarik Skubal on Saturday. The 22-year-old Gimenez hit an eighth-inning homer off reliever Tyler Alexander. Through 18 plate appearances, Gimenez has recorded just three hits and one walks with five strikeouts and zero stolen bases. His homer was his first extra-base hit of the season. He's been Cleveland's primary shortstop this season with more than a just a platoon role with Amed Rosario at the position. That said, Gimenez hasn't done a whole lot at the plate yet.
Gimenez is not in the lineup for Monday's game against Kansas City.
Gimenez will sit against southpaw Danny Duffy, just as he did against the left-handed Tarik Skubal on Sunday. He may not be quite in a strict platoon, as he did get the Opening Day start at shortstop against lefty Matthew Boyd, but the early indications are that he's something less than an everyday player. Amed Rosario will start for the second game in a row in his place.
Gimenez is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Tigers, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.
Gimenez will cede shortstop duties to another former Mets organization mate in Amed Rosario, who is making his first career start for Cleveland. Due to his superior glovework, Gimenez is expected to serve as Cleveland's primary shortstop this season, though he could see more frequent rest days if his early struggles at the plate continue for a prolonged period. Gimenez has recorded one hit in eight at-bats through Cleveland's first two games.
Gimenez appears to have secured the everyday shortstop job for Cleveland as Opening Day approaches, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports.
Gimenez and Amed Rosario opened camp in contention for shortstop duties, but Cleveland has since experimented with Rosario in the outfield more frequently, signaling that he's now being viewed as more of a utility player. The decision doesn't come as a surprise given the superior defense Gimenez demonstrated during both players' time together in the Mets organization, but the 22-year-old has continued to display some promise at the plate this spring, too. Though he has yet to attempt a steal in 13 games, Gimenez is slashing .286/.342/.571 with two home runs and two triples.
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