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Cleveland Guardians trade Bradley Zimmer to Toronto for Anthony Castro

Cleveland Indians' Bradley Zimmer (4) walks to the dugout after the fourth inning of the first...
Cleveland Indians' Bradley Zimmer (4) walks to the dugout after the fourth inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader against the Minnesota Twins, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021, in Minneapolis. Cleveland won 3-1. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)(AP)
Published: Apr. 7, 2022 at 8:29 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The Cleveland Guardians announced they are sending OF Bradley Zimmer to the Toronto Blue Jays for RHP Anthony Castro April 7.

The trade comes shortly after Guardians’ season-opening 3-1 loss to the Kansas City Royals.

In his five seasons in Cleveland, Zimmer played 263 games and had a batting average of .225, consisting of 19 home runs and 86 RBIs.

Zimmer was not active in the Opening Day matchup.

In his one season with Toronto, Castro played 25 games, and had a winning percentage of .333, along with an ERA of 4.74.

The trade for Castro also comes after signing RHP Emmanuel Clase to a five-year extension.

The Guardians are back at Kauffman Stadium April 9 to play the second game in the series against the Royals at 4:10 p.m.

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