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Updated: Cleveland Indians top prospect Bradley Zimmer leaves game with left hand injury

Even more reason to never bunt.

Columbus Dispatch

Cleveland Indians top prospect Bradley Zimmer was pulled from tonight's Columbus Clippers game against the Toledo Mud Hens after taking a pitch off his left hand when he tried to square up to bunt.

Zimmer, immediately in pain, dropped his bat and hopped his way over to the dugout to be evaluated. A replay showed the ball hitting him on the top of the fingers with the hard bat as the only backstop for the ball and his fingers.

He appeared to be moving his fingers freely, opening and clenching a fist, before the call was made to take him out of the game and replace him with Collin Cowgill. It could have been just a precaution, but at this point, no other information has been released.

The apparent injury occurred on Zimmer’s left hand; the center fielder throws with his right on defense.

Zimmer, the Indians’ No. 1 overall prospect according to MLB Pipeline, was recently promoted to the Triple-A Columbus Clippers. In 14 games since his promotion, he is slashing .308/.419/.404 with one home run and two stolen bases

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Update: It appears everything is okay with Zimmer's hand and they will re-evaluate it tomorrow. At the very least, there does not appear to be a break in his hand or fingers. After the game, Clippers manager Chris Tremie gave the good news, "It looks like it's gonna be okay."