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AL Central Notes: Zimmermann, Mauer, Royals, Giolito

Posted On: Jun 12, 2018   |   Posted By: MLB Trade Rumors

There was some AL Central intrigue this morning, as reliever Matt Belisle bounced from the Indians over to the Twins , but otherwise it has been a quiet news day. Let's take a look in at the latest items out of the AL Central:
Tigers starter Jordan Zimmermann says he's ready to return to the majors after his latest minor-league start, as Peter Wallner of MLive.com reports. Zimmermann has been out for just over a month with a shoulder impingement, but he says he “feelstrong” and has now worked up to 89 pitches in his third rehab outing. As we noted upon his DL placement, Zimmermann has continued to post mediocre results but had at least boasted much/improved strikeout and walk numbers. The Tigers are still milling around in an uninspiring AL Central race, though the odds of true contention this year remain long. Zimmermann's hefty salary commitment and full no-trade protection - it converts to partial protection after the season - make him a difficult trade...

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