On Friday, Dodgers minor league outfielder Bradley Zimmer found a new home. Zimmer, who was sent down to the development league to make room for outfielders Andy Pages and Jonny DeLuca in Triple-A, was free to sign with a new team — and he did.
Zimmer signed a minor league deal with the Boston Red Sox, a team starting to turn into the East Coast Dodgers with Justin Turner, Kenley Jansen and Kiké Hernández. Chris Cotillo, the Red Sox beat writer for Mass Live, reported on the deal.
Zimmer was a non-roster invitee at spring training for the Dodgers this year. In the Cactus League, he went 8-for-32 with 19 strikeouts.
The former top prospect was struggling with Triple-A Oklahoma City, hitting .219/.322/.343 with three home runs and 14 RBIs.
The Dodgers didn’t have room for Zimmer with Pages and DeLuca playing well and earning the call-up, so he was able to look for a new team to latch on with.
Zimmer is now heading to Boston on a minor league deal, hoping to claw his way back up to the major league level.
In five seasons with Cleveland from 2017-2022, Zimmer hit .213/.298/.333 with 21 home runs and 91 RBIs in 372 games. The former first-round pick just hasn’t been able to live up to the hype, but he’ll be hoping to make something happen in Boston.
Best of luck in Boston, Bradley!
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