CLEVELAND — The Indians are optimistic that Carlos Carrasco’s minor chest injury will not force a shakeup of the starting rotation.
On Tuesday, Tribe manager Terry Francona noted that Carrasco — removed from Custom Orioles Jersey Monday’s 8-7 win over the Rays after 3 2/3 innings due to a left pectoral strain — will be shut down for the next two days, while receiving treatment. Then the right-hander will resume a five-day throwing program with Personalized Baltimore Orioles Jersey the goal of starting again for the Indians on May 23 in Cincinnati.Men’s New York Yankees Authentic Personalized Navy Blue BP Jersey Sale.
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“I think Carlos feels like he’ll be more than ready,” Francona said. “The trainers Custom Yankees Jersey are fine with that.”
The Indians’ scheduled off-day on Thursday allows the team to shuffle its rotation rather than reaching to Triple-A Columbus for a replacement for Carrasco.
Barring anything unexpected, Cleveland’s upcoming probable pitchers, following Danny Salazar on Tuesday, will be Josh Tomlin (Wednesday vs. Rays), Trevor Bauer (Friday at Astros) and Mike Clevinger (Saturday at Astros). Salazar would Personalized New York Yankees Jersey then be projected to start again on
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If Carrasco’s setback only requires him being pushed back a handful of days, that will be great news for the Indians, who are already without ace Corey Kluber (10-day disabled list with a lower back strain). On the season, Carrasco has gone
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“It’s not going to be a long period of time for either [Carrasco or Kluber],” Tomlin said. “So we just have to try to keep our heads above water as long as we can and Website wait for those guys to get back. They are obviously a huge part of our
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Jordan Bastian has covered the Indians for MLB.com since 2011, and previously covered the Blue Jays from 2006-10. Read his blog, Major League Bastian, follow him on Twitter @MLBastian and Facebook. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.
The Cleveland Indians announced on Tuesday that they are promoting top prospect Bradley Zimmer to the Major Leagues to make his debut against the Custom Twins Jersey Tampa Bay Rays.
Zimmer will take the roster spot of Abraham Almonte, who, after suffering a strained right biceps on Monday, has been placed on the 10-day disabled list,
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The Indians selected Zimmer with the 21st overall pick in the 2014 Draft out of the University of San Francisco just two years after the Royals took his older brother Kyle with the No. 4 overall pick. He made an immediate impact and Personalized Houston Astros Jersey reached full-season ball in his pro debut and then continued to make strides in his first full season, earning All-Star
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Zimmer returned to Akron to begin 2016 and quickly laid all concern regarding a lingering injury to rest by posting a .253/.371/.471 line with 14 homers and 33 steals en route to a Triple-A promotion. But for a second straight year, Zimmer struggled to translate his game at the higher level.
As it would turn out, the left-handed-hitting outfielder had spent much of the season working with the Indians’ staff to revamp his swing. Specifically, shortening the length of his bat path through the zone and becoming more open in his stance.
Zimmer’s progress in rebuilding his swing was on full display during his standout campaign in the prestigious Arizona Fall League, and he then built on that success in Spring Training, hitting .358 with nine extra-base hits, 14 RBIs and Personalized Minnesota Twins Jersey a 1.084 OPS in 23 Cactus League games.
Zimmer’s impressive combination of power and speed — each grading as a 55 on the 20-80 scouting scale — has long been his calling card, with scouts pegging him as a potential 20-20 candidate in the big leagues at the time he was drafted. In his first two full seasons (2015-16), he totaled 16 HR/44 SB and 15/38, respectively.
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Zimmer’s speed also makes him a plus defender in center field, where — thanks to an athletic 6-foot-5, 220-pound frame — he covers large swaths of space with long, graceful strides. His above-average arm strength is another strength, and it gives him the ability to play either right of left field.
Zimmer’s detractors point to his perennially high strikeout rates and low batting averages as reason for concern regarding his potential output in the big leagues — which is fair. He fanned a career-high 30.7 percent of the time while batting .250 in 2016, and he’s a .270 hitter with a 25.9-percent clip in his career.
However, Zimmer always has compensated for his lack of consistent contact with high walk and an on-base rates, maintaining a consistent approach as he’s climbed in the Minor League ladder. In 1,460 career plate appearances, he’s posted an 11.4 percent walk rate with a .372 on-base percentage.
Zimmer has also improved against left-handed pitching, batting .323 with four extra-base hits in 37 plate appearances this season after hitting just .179 against southpaws in 2016.
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CLEVELAND — Yandy Diaz would have loved nothing more than to have his mom in the stands for his Major League debut. After all the Custom Saints Jersey sacrifices made in order for him to pursue his dream, the person who pushed Diaz to play baseball in the first place could not watch the game.
So, while Diaz took the field for the Indians on Opening Day in Texas, two staff members of the team recorded videos on their phones. Another person on the broadcast crew also pieced together a highlight package. Those clips were later sent to Diaz, who was able to pass them along to his mom, Elsa María Fernández, back home in Cuba.
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Fernández got to see Diaz make a diving catch to rob Nomar Mazara of a hit, and then watched her son customized new orleans saints jersey double into the right-field corner against Yu Darvish.
“It was really hard for me to not be there in that moment by his side supporting him,” said Fernández, who spoke via phone from Cuba in a conversation with MLB.com and Anna Bolton, the Indians’ team translator. “It was really hard for me, because I was always there for all of his baseball career, and to not be there in such a beautiful moment was very difficult.
“But at the same time, I was really happy. In that moment, I felt that I was the proudest mom in the whole world.”
After spending a couple weeks back with Triple-A Columbus, Diaz was called back to the Majors by Cleveland on Monday — one day after his mom’s birthday. The Indians rookie makes a point to call her about three times each week. He is looking forward to the day they can speak in personalized Saints jersey person again. For now, every call requires a credit card payment that allows 15 minutes to talk for $10.
Asked how important his mom is to him, Diaz didn’t hesitate.
“Todo. Todo. Todo,” he said.
For Fernández, her weekly talks with her son bring a mixture of emotions.
“It’s been almost five years that I haven’t seen my boy,” said Fernández, fighting back tears. “There are moments that I can’t even talk to him and he tells me, ‘Mamá, don’t cry. Don’t cry.’ But, I feel a lot of excitement and pain at the same time.”
When Diaz — an only child — was young, he would often hang around with older kids. He typically had some sort of ball in tow, though he was mostly drawn to soccer and basketball. As Diaz got older, Fernández steered him toward baseball. His father, Jorge, had been a baseball star in Cuba. Fernández thought Diaz could follow in his footsteps.
He listened to his mom, began playing for his school’s team when he was around eight years old and quickly fell in love with the sport.
“I didn’t even like baseball at the beginning,” Diaz said with a smile. “She’s the one who convinced me to start playing baseball, and it’s my whole life now.”
As is the personalized new orleans saints jersey case for many Cuban kids, that passion for baseball led to a difficult decision. Diaz knew he would need to leave his country — and his mom — in order to pursue his dream of playing in the big leagues. He tried to flee twice, but was caught and jailed for 21 days each time. In 2013, when Diaz was 21, he attempted a third escape. His mom was supportive.
The last time Diaz saw his mom was in a Cuban hospital, at the side of his grandmother, who passed away a couple weeks later following a battle with cancer.
“It was really hard,” Diaz said. “At first, she didn’t agree with my decision, because I’m the only child and she didn’t want to be alone. She said that she was going to miss me. But, over time, she kind of changed her mind and agreed with me and supported me about my decision.”
On the third try, the group Diaz joined — including his friend and current Indians Minor Leaguer Leandro Linares — was successful. They used a motorized raft to travel from Cuba’s eastern coast to Monte Cristi in the stitched letters and numbers Dominican Republic. After the 12-hour journey, which included sharks appearing near the raft, one of the people who helped Diaz got his mom on the phone.
“He gave me his phone to talk to her,” Diaz said.
Asked if it was an emotional discussion, Diaz only nodded.
That call was a moment Fernández will never forget.
“He’s my life. My reason for living. Everything I do is for him,” she said. “When he got to land in the Men’s Washington Redskins Nike 95 Jonathan Allen Team Color Red Elite Jersey Dominican, I felt a great relief, because he was alive and he made it. But, the pain. There was pain. There was excitement. I don’t have words to explain this moment in Yandy’s and my life. I don’t have words, because it was all of this combined.”
Diaz is looking forward to the day when that pain goes away, a day when he can embrace his mom again.
“Little by little, I’m trying to bring her here,” he said. “I need her. I need her by my side.”
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While Brantley works his way back from the ankle issue — not serious enough to warrant a trip to the disabled list at the moment — Diaz can offer insurance for left field. Francona said the Indians will figure out how to handle Diaz’s playing time upon Brantley’s return. The manager suggested that Carlos Santana Customized Toronto Blue Jays Jersey (typically a first baseman or designated hitter) could even see some time in right field to open up DH at-bats.
“Brantley’s certainly going to play left field,” Francona said. “But having the hitter, I think we felt like it would help us.”
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Diaz began this season as Cleveland’s third baseman, while second baseman Jason Kipnis was on the 10-day DL and Jose Ramirez filled in at second. Upon Kipnis’ return on April 21, Ramirez returned to third and Diaz was optioned back to Triple-A, where he garnered innings at multiple positions.
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With Columbus, Diaz started five games at third base, four games in left field and two in right.
The 25-year-old Diaz hit .395 with a 1.067 OPS in 12 games (43 at-bats) for Columbus, drawing 11 walks and striking out only four times. Diaz also had a 26.3 percent fly-ball rate in the Minors, showing improvement over his limited Major League sample. In 15 big league games this year, Diaz hit .236 with a .550 OPS and a 9.5 percent fly-ball rate.
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Indians ace Corey Kluber (placed on the DL on Wednesday with a lower-back strain) was scheduled to fly back to Cleveland on Monday to continue his rehab ahead of the team’s upcoming homestand, which begins Friday. Francona noted that Kluber was not ready to resume his five-day throwing program, so the team did not feel it made sense to keep him in Toronto.
Jordan Bastian has covered the Indians for MLB.com since 2011, and previously covered the Blue Jays from 2006-10. Read his blog, Major League Bastian, follow him on Twitter @MLBastian and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject
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