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Jordan Zimmermann | Starting Pitcher

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/23/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Jordan Zimmermann got the win on Wednesday against the Braves, yielding four runs (three earned) in seven innings.
Zimmermann also helped his own cause, knocking in three runs with a single to left-center in the fourth inning to give the Nationals a 5-3 lead at the time. On the pitching end of things, the right-hander gave up eight hits and a walk while striking out seven. A.J. Pierzynski knocked in two runs in the first inning with a single but Zimmermann was otherwise stingy. He's now 2-2 with a 4.88 ERA, a 1.40 WHIP, and an 18/6 K/BB ratio in 27 2/3 innings. He'll look to lower his ERA when he faces the Marlins at home in his next start. Apr 29 - 9:58 PM

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Jordan Zimmerman held the Marlins to two runs over six innings in Friday's loss.

Zimmerman had allowed nine earned runs over his last 8 2/3 innings, but he settled things down against the Marlins. Over his six innings on Friday, he scattered six hits, struck out four and did not walk a batter. The lone cloud on this outing came when he allowed RBI singles to Mat Latos and Dee Gordon in the fifth inning. Zimmerman would not factor into the decision in the 3-2 loss. He'll look to keep that 5.25 ERA moving downward when he takes to the road against the Braves in his next start.
Apr 24 - 9:59 PM

Jordan Zimmermann gave up four runs (two earned) over 6 1/3 innings in a loss to the Phillies on Saturday.

Zimmermann didn't get any help from his defense, namely from Ian Desmond, but he wasn't particularly sharp either. He gave up four hits and four walks while striking out three batters. It's worth noting that he didn't walk more than three batters in any of his 32 starts last season. After back-to-back uncharacteristic outings, he'll look to bounce back against the Marlins next week.
Apr 18 - 4:46 PM

Jordan Zimmermann had a rare clunker Monday, getting blasted for eight runs -- seven earned -- over just 2 1/3 frames in a loss to the Red Sox.

Usually possessing pinpoint command, Zimmermann had zero of it in this one from the get-go, allowing nine hits, walking one and hitting a pair of batters without recording a strikeout. The right-hander looked sharp in his first outing of the season, so we'll just have to chalk this one up to a "one of those days" starts. He'll have a good chance to rebound this weekend versus the Phillies.
Apr 13 - 7:12 PM

Jordan Zimmermann beat the Mets by allowing one run over six innings on Wednesday.

The bullpen held on from there in a 2-1 game. Zimmermann allowed five hits, walked none and struck out four in the 91-pitch outing.
Apr 8 - 11:13 PM

According to FOX Sprots' Jon Morosi, the Nationals have made no progress on a contract extension with impending free agent Jordan Zimmermann.

And the talks are going to officially be cut off at first pitch of Monday's opener. Zimmermann posted an outstanding 2.66 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, and 182/29 K/BB ratio in 199 2/3 innings last season. The 28-year-old right-hander will be in for a massive payday this winter on the open market.
Apr 6 - 11:28 AM

Jordan Zimmermann was tagged for eight runs -- seven earned -- in four innings by the Marlins on Wednesday.

Zimmermann was having another brilliant spring, entering the day with a 1.37 ERA in five starts, so one poor outing isn't of any concern. He'll face the Mets next week in his first start of the season.
Apr 1 - 4:01 PM

Jordan Zimmermann admitted Friday that the chances he signs a contract extension with the Nationals are "not looking good."

Zimmermann won't negotiate during the season, and he indicated that there's been little-to-no talks between his reps and the club. "I’m just not going to talk during the season," Zimmermann said. "If something gets done before then — which is probably pretty rare right now — then it gets done. But it’s not looking good." Zimmermann will earn $16.5 million this season before hitting the open market next winter.
Mar 27 - 5:43 PM

Jordan Zimmermann gave up one run over six innings as the Nationals and a Cardinals split-squad played to a 1-1 tie.

Zimmermann has been one of Florida's best pitchers, amassing a 1.37 ERA and a 15/4 K/BB ratio in 19 2/3 innings this spring. There's every reason to believe he'll be a top-20 fantasy starter again this year.
Mar 27 - 5:33 PM

Despite allowing eight hits, Jordan Zimmermann limited the Marlins to one run in five innings Saturday as a Nationals split-squad won 4-2.

Zimmermann is having an off spring, what with his 1.32 ERA and 11/2 K/BB ratio through 13 2/3 innings. Last year, he had a 0.50 ERA and 15/1 K/BB ratio in 18 innings.
Mar 21 - 4:14 PM

Jordan Zimmermann allowed just an unearned run over four innings as the Nationals edged an Astros split-squad 2-1 on Monday.

The unearned run after Zimmerman deflected a liner right back at his head; he recovered quickly and grabbed the ball, but he made a wild throw to first, allowing the runner to continue all of the way to third. Under the circumstances, no one is going to be particularly upset about that miscue.
Mar 16 - 4:22 PM

Jordan Zimmerman indicated Saturday that he's open to listening to contract offers from the Nationals this spring, but won't negotiate during the regular season.

The two sides are not currently in negotiations, and with the Nationals signing of Max Scherzer this winter, it could signal that Zimmermann is the odd-man out in the Nationals long term plans. His name has come up several times in trade rumblings over the offseason, and he could be a candidate to be dealt at the trade deadline if they are unable to work out a deal.
Feb 21 - 8:50 AM

Jon Morosi of Fox Sports reports that the Nationals have been discussing Jordan Zimmermann with multiple teams the past few weeks.

With the Nationals perhaps closing in on a deal with Max Scherzer, it makes sense that they could potentially deal Zimmermann who is entering the final season of his contract.
Jan 18 - 5:26 PM

According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Nationals are planning another attempt to sign Jordan Zimmermann to a long-term contract extension.

The 28-year-old hurler is entering the final season of his contract and coming off a tremendous 2014 season in which he compiled a 2.66 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 182/29 K/BB ratio in 199 2/3 innings. If they are unable to sign him to an extension, it's likely that they'll continue to explore trade options.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 09:02:00 PM

According to USA Today's Bob Nightengale, the Nationals are informing teams that Jordan Zimmermann is available.

But it's going to require a "strong return" to pluck him away, adds Nightengale. Zimmermann had a career year in 2014 at age 28, posting a superb 2.66 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, and 182/29 K/BB ratio across 199 2/3 innings. He also threw a no-hitter on the final day of the regular season. The right-hander is owed $16.5 million in 2015 and can then become a free agent. The Nats obviously feel they won't be able to lock him up long term.
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 12:08:00 PM

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C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Tyler Moore
3Clint Robinson
2B1Yunel Escobar
2Danny Espinosa
3Dan Uggla
SS1Ian Desmond
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
2Reed Johnson
CF1Denard Span
2Nate McLouth
RF1Bryce Harper
2Michael Taylor
Starting Pitcher
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Max Scherzer
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Doug Fister
5Gio Gonzalez
Relief Pitcher
R1Drew Storen
2Aaron Barrett
3Craig Stammen
4Matt Thornton
5Casey Janssen
6Tanner Roark
7Blake Treinen
8Felipe Rivero
9Erik Davis
10Matt Grace
11Sammy Solis