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Guardians trade OF Zimmer to Blue Jays for RHP Castro

Anthony Castro
Posted at 9:03 PM, Apr 07, 2022

CLEVELAND — Cleveland traded oft-injured outfielder Bradley Zimmer to the Toronto Blue Jays for right-handed reliever Anthony Castro.

The teams announced the deal shortly after Cleveland lost its season opener — and first game as the Guardians — 3-1 at Kansas City.

Zimmer has been a tantalizing talent since coming up with the Guardians in 2017.

However, the rangy, 6-foot-5 Zimmer hasn’t been able to stay healthy since showing so much promise early in his career.

The 29-year-old missed most of three seasons with an assortment of injuries and some surgeries.

Castro will give the Guardians some early-season bullpen depth.