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Jordan Zimmermann | Starting Pitcher | #27

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 5/23/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 223
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 2 (0) / WAS
Contract: view contract details

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Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire on Saturday named Jordan Zimmermann as the team's Opening Day starter.
I mean, someone has to. The honor would likely have gone to Michael Fulmer if he was 100 percent for the opener, but a sore elbow has the team exercising caution. For his part, Zimmermann said he is feeling good this spring, striking out 12 with a 4.15 ERA and 1.08 WHIP in 13 innings across four outings. Even so, his years of fantasy relevancy are over. Mar 17 - 5:13 PM

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Jordan Zimmermann blanked the Yankees for five innings and struck out four on Tuesday.

Zimmerman told the Free Press's Anthony Fenech afterwards that it was the best he's felt on a mound in three years. Now let's see him do it again next time out. He had come into this one having given up six runs and three homers in eight innings this spring.
Mar 13 - 4:15 PM

Jordan Zimmermann gave up two homers and three runs in 3 1/3 innings Thursday against the Pirates.

He did strike out five. The Tigers aren't going to take away Zimmermann's rotation spot because of a poor spring, but they should consider it at some point if he pitches as badly in the first couple of months of this year as he did while going 8-13 with a 6.01 ERA last year. Zimmermann has a 6.75 ERA in eight innings this spring.
Mar 8 - 4:44 PM

Jordan Zimmermann gave up three earned runs in 2 2/3 innings in a loss to the Rays on Saturday.

He surrendered a solo home run to catcher Adam Moore in the second inning, then allowed an RBi double to C.J. Cron and an RBI-singele to Joey Wendle. Zimmermann notched three strikeouts and issued two walks. He is in the third year of a five-year, $110 million contract and had a 6.08 ERA in 29 starts last year.
Mar 3 - 4:43 PM

Jordan Zimmermann turned in two scoreless frames in his start against the Blue Jays on Saturday.

He surrendered a pair of hits but left the scoreboard without a dent. It was a nice way to start the pre-season, especially considering he received a nerve-blocking injection in his back just two weeks ago. Zimmerman struggled in a big way last season, recording a 6.08 ERA in 29 starts. He is entering the third season of a five-year, $110 million contract.
Feb 24 - 4:36 PM

Jordan Zimmermann is feeling improvement after receiving a nerve-blocking injection in his back last week.

Zimmermann was originally expected to get another nerve-blocking injection in his neck, like he did on previous occasions, but his doctor tried a different approach this time around. The veteran right-hander admitted that he felt some initial soreness after resuming throwing, but said that he now feels "100 times better." He's slated to throw up to 120 feet on Tuesday before throwing his first bullpen session of the spring on Wednesday. Zimmermann owns an ugly 5.60 ERA through the first two seasons of his five-year, $110 million contract with Detroit.
Source: Detroit News
Feb 12 - 1:06 PM

Jordan Zimmermann will receive a shot prior to the start of the spring in order to help with the nerve problems in his neck and likely will miss the first week or two of the spring.

Zimmermann was troubled by neck issues while going 8-13 with a 6.08 ERA in 29 starts for the Tigers last season. He's getting the shot for precautionary reasons, so it sounds less like a setback and more like he's hoping to avoid similar problems this year. If all goes well, he said he won't need another shot the rest of the year.
Jan 25 - 5:19 PM

Drew Douglas of District on Deck opines that Jordan Zimmermann could be a possible trade target for the Nationals this winter.

The logic makes sense, as Joe Ross is set to miss the entire season while recovering from Tommy John surgery so the Nationals should be in the market for another starting pitcher. Zimmermann achieved the greatest success of his career while with the club from 2007-2015 and the Tigers are entering a full rebuild and should be open to dealing the right-hander. The Tigers would have to eat plenty of the $74 million remaining on his contract though to receive any sort of attractive prospects in return.
Sat, Nov 11, 2017 08:18:00 AM

Jordan Zimmermann yielded two runs in six innings Wednesday in a no-decision versus the Royals.

Zimmermann finishes on a rare positive note, turning in his first quality start in seven tries since Aug. 7. He ends the year 8-13 with a 6.08 ERA. The Tigers would do just about anything to get out from the final three years of his five-year, $110 million contract.
Thu, Sep 28, 2017 12:20:00 AM

Jordan Zimmermann (neck) allowed three runs on five hits over four innings in a loss to the Twins on Thursday.

Zimmermann got through the Twins' order the first time without issue, but they got to him for three runs in his fourth and final frame of the evening. Only one of the hits, and Eduardo Escobar double, was for extra bases, so it's not as though he got shelled out there. Still, the loss moved his record to 8-13 with a 6.19 ERA and 1.58 WHIP in 28 starts overall. Mercifully, a start against the Royals on Wednesday should be the last in 2017 for the 31-year-old.
Fri, Sep 22, 2017 01:11:00 AM

Jordan Zimmermann (neck) will return to the Tigers' rotation Thursday versus the Twins.

Zimmermann tossed a 40-45 pitch bullpen session on Monday and woke up Tuesday with no abnormal discomfort around his neck and spine, so he's been given the go-ahead. The 31-year-old right-hander last pitched on September 2. He holds a rough 6.18 ERA in 150 innings this season.
Tue, Sep 19, 2017 04:24:00 PM

Jordan Zimmermann (neck) threw a successful 40-45 pitch bullpen session Monday.

As long as he feels OK when he reports to the park Tuesday, he should officially be cleared to rejoin the Tigers' rotation Thursday against the Twins. Zimmermann hasn't made a start since September 2 due to a neck and spinal issue.
Mon, Sep 18, 2017 04:53:00 PM

Jordan Zimmermann (neck) is scheduled to throw another bullpen session on Monday.

Zimmermann, who had a nerve-blocking injection in his neck earlier this month, threw 40-45 pitches without incident in a bullpen session on Friday. Barring any setbacks on Monday, he's scheduled to make his return Thursday against the Twins. Fantasy owners haven't missed Zimmermann at all, as he's struggled with a 6.18 ERA over 27 starts this season. That's the highest ERA among all qualified starters.
Source: Detroit News
Sat, Sep 16, 2017 05:34:00 PM

Jordan Zimmermann (neck) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Friday.

He'll need one more bullpen session after that before the Tigers consider inserting him back into the starting rotation. Zimmermann hasn't pitched since September 2 due to a neck and spinal issue. He got a nerve-blocking injection last week.
Thu, Sep 14, 2017 12:15:00 PM

Jordan Zimmermann (neck) hopes to make another couple of starts this season.

Zimmermann received a nerve block injection in his neck last Wednesday as well as an injection in his spine. He still felt soreness in the area of the injection while playing catch on Monday, but he believes it's a result of the injection rather than a recurrence of his neck issues. His status depends on how he responds in the coming days. Zimmermann has struggled with a 6.18 ERA over 27 starts this season. He's still owed $74 million through 2020.
Tue, Sep 12, 2017 10:18:00 AM

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