Sizemore to DL, Gimenez promoted
Grady Sizemore’s sore left elbow isn’t getting any better, and the Tribe’s three-time All-Star and two-time Gold Glove winner is headed to the disabled list for the first time in his career.
To replace Sizemore on the active roster, the versatile Chris Gimenez was promoted from Triple-A Columbus. This is Gimenez’s first exposure to the bigs.
The Gimenez promotion helps the Tribe on two fronts, because he can play the corner outfield and serve as the backup catcher while Victor Martinez nurses his bruised left knee. Martinez said he is still very sore and unable to play. He remains day to day.
Sizemore has played just three games in center field since May 16 because of the elbow problem, which he said bothered him most on throws.