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Indians call up top prospect Bradley Zimmer

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Cleveland Indians outfielder Abraham Almonte was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right biceps today. The corresponding move: the callup of outfielder Bradley Zimmer, the club’s first-round draft pick from 2014 and top prospect in the organization.

Zimmer, 24, was hitting .294 with five home runs and 14 RBIs in 33 games with Columbus. He’ll make his major league debut tonight, hitting ninth and starting in center field against the Rays.

Hopefully he gets a chance to stop at Grandpa’s Cheese Barn in Ashland on his way up from Columbus. It’s a must-stop whenever you go to Cleveland via I-71.

Wilson Ramos suffers head injury on Ruben Tejada’s backswing

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Rays catcher Wilson Ramos had to exit Monday night’s game against the Orioles in the fifth inning after suffering a head injury. Ruben Tejada broke his bat on a ground out and the barrel hit Ramos in his helmet. Rich Dubroff reports that Ramos needed six staples to close a laceration on his head.

Ramos will continue to be evaluated under MLB’s concussion protocol. He may wind up on the seven-day concussion disabled list.

Ramos, 29, entered Monday’s action batting .222/.259/.426 with three home runs and 11 RBI in 59 plate appearances. He was 0-for-2 before being replaced by Jesus Sucre.

Video: Manny Machado and Jonathan Schoop turn a sweet 5-4-3 double play

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Orioles third baseman Manny Machado and second baseman Jonathan Schoop teamed up to turn an impressive 5-4-3 double play in the bottom of the first inning of Monday night’s game against the Rays.

Steven Souza, Jr. led off the frame with a single. Corey Dickerson struck out, bringing Evan Longoria to the dish. Longoria sharply grounded a 1-2 fastball from Kevin Gausman to Machado, who showcased his strong arm with a perfect feed to Schoop at the second base bag despite his momentum taking him towards into territory. Schoop made an off-balance throw to first to complete the twin-killing.

The Orioles took the lead in the top of the third when Adam Jones hit a solo home run off of Ian Snell.