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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 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

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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

Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune reports that the Cubs are "not getting" Jordan Zimmermann from the Nationals.

Patrick Mooney of and Bruce Levine of are hearing the same thing as Sullivan, which is in direct contrast to an earlier report from Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times. It appears that there's not any smoke here after all, but things could always change. The Cubs are almost surely going to get a frontline start this offseason, whether it's through trade or free agency.
Tue, Nov 11, 2014 10:31:00 PM

Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports that the Cubs are in talks with the Nationals to acquire Jordan Zimmermann.

Wittenmyer says the deal "would have to include at least one" of the Cubs' young middle infielders and the team "likely will need assurances they can extend Zimmermann to finalize a deal." Zimmermann will make $16.5 million in 2015 in his final year before free agency. He rejected a five-year, $85-million extension offer from the Nationals last year before agreeing to a two-year deal. Zimmermann posted a 2.66 ERA and 1.07 WHIP for the Nats this season.
Tue, Nov 11, 2014 09:00:00 PM

Nationals manager Matt Williams wouldn't name a potential NLDS Game 5 starter when asked on Tuesday.

However, Jordan Zimmermann threw a bullpen session Tuesday, something he normally does two days before a start. Williams also noted that Strasburg is available in relief for Game 4 and so is Zimmermann, but only in an "extreme emergency." It appears that Zimmermann is set up to start a potential Game 5, but Williams doesn't need to make an announcement until seeing what happens in Game 4.
Tue, Oct 7, 2014 06:54:00 PM

Jordan Zimmermann will start for the Nationals in Game 2 of the NLDS against the Giants.

No surprise here. Zimmermann no-hit the Marlins in his final regular-season start on Sunday and will face off against Tim Hudson this Saturday in the nation's capital. Washington will toss Stephen Strasburg in Game 1 on Friday and Doug Fister in Game 3 on Monday. If a Game 4 is necessary, Gio Gonzalez will get the nod.
Thu, Oct 2, 2014 12:07:00 PM

Jordan Zimmermann threw the Nationals' first no-hitter in their history Sunday, blanking the Marlins 1-0 in the season finale.

With home-field advantage locked up and nothing riding on the final game, Zimmermann could have easily mailed in his final start of the year. Instead, he struck out 10 Marlins hitters while walking just one over nine scoreless innings. The brilliant start gives Zimmermann a 14-5 record, 2.66 ERA and 1.07 WHIP to end the 2014 regular season.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 04:10:00 PM

Jordan Zimmermann's next start could be pushed back a day.

Zimmermann has a nasty bruise on his right shoulder as a result of being hit by a comebacker last week, but he was able to throw the next day and is expected to be fine. However, the Nationals could elect to play it safely and push him back from Friday to Saturday if he's still a bit sore. "[The injury] is in a good spot," manager Matt Williams said. "It's not in the front, where the tendon is. It's kind of on the side. Offensive guys deal with it all the time, getting hit in the shoulder. It's sore for a few days, but it's just muscle."
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 08:04:00 PM

Jordan Zimmermann said he'll be fine for his next start after getting hit in the pitching shoulder by a line drive on Saturday.

The Nationals let Zimmermann finish the sixth inning but then pulled him after 84 pitches. However, it sounds like there's no level of concern. "It’s not going to affect me or anything," Zimmermann said. "It got a little tight after I came out in the sixth inning. We made the decision it wouldn’t be smart to go back out there and keep throwing. It was a couple inches away from hitting me in the face."
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 11:47:00 AM

Jordan Zimmermann spun 6 2/3 shutout frames in Sunday's 3-0 victory over the Mets.

Zimmermann wasn't terribly efficient, needing 103 pitches to cover the 6 2/3 innings, but he struck out five, walks just one and allowed six hits while keeping the Mets off the board. The righty is now 12-5 on the season while sporting a 2.83 ERA and a career-high 168 strikeouts. Zimmermann gets the Marlins in Miami next weekend.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 04:15:00 PM

Jordan Zimmermann improved to 11-5, allowing four runs (two earned) in six innings as the Nationals handed the Braves a 6-4 loss on Tuesday.

Zimmermann had limited the Braves to two runs over five innings, but Justin Upton helped end the right-hander's evening a little earlier than expected with a two-run home run in the sixth inning following an error. Overall, Zimmermann yielded six hits and zero walks while striking out seven. He's had another great season, sitting on a 2.93 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and a 163/27 K/BB ratio. His next start will come on Sunday afternoon in New York against the Mets.
Tue, Sep 9, 2014 11:09:00 PM

Jordan Zimmermann struck out eight while allowing two runs over six innings in a no-decision against the Dodgers on Wednesday.

Zimmermann exited long before the game was decided, but it was still a nice turn for the 28-year-old. Zimmermann surrendered just four hits and two walks, with Justin Turner's two-run homer serving as the only runs against. It was the eighth straight quality start for the right-hander, who now owns a 2.93 ERA and 1.13 WHIP on the year. Zimmermann will look to keep that streak going Tuesday against the Braves.
Wed, Sep 3, 2014 08:47:00 PM

Jordan Zimmerman earned his 10th win of the season after holding the Mariners to two runs over six innings as the Nationals won 8-3 on Friday.

Rarely can one say they out-pitched Felix Hernandez, but Zimmermann got to say it on Friday. The right-hander scattered seven hits and a walk while punching out eight batters on the evening. Zimmermann has won his last four decisions and hasn't lost since July 11, posting a 2.73 ERA over his last eight starts. Overall this season, he has a 2.93 ERA, a 1.14 WHIP, and a 148/25 K/BB ratio. He'll toe the slab next against the Dodgers in Wednesday's road start.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 01:30:00 AM

Depth Charts

C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
3Sandy Leon
4Dan Butler
5Steven Lerud
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Tyler Moore
3Mike Carp
4Clint Robinson
2B1Yunel Escobar
2Danny Espinosa
3Jeff Kobernus
4Wilmer Difo
5Dan Uggla
SS1Ian Desmond
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
2Kevin Frandsen
CF1Denard Span
2Michael Taylor
3Nate McLouth
4Brian Goodwin
5Tony Gwynn Jr.
RF1Bryce Harper
2Scott Hairston
Starting Pitcher
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Max Scherzer
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Doug Fister
5Gio Gonzalez
6Tanner Roark
7Taylor Hill
8Taylor Jordan
9A.J. Cole
Relief Pitcher
R1Drew Storen
2Aaron Barrett
3Craig Stammen
4Matt Thornton
5Casey Janssen
6Jerry Blevins
7Heath Bell
8Xavier Cedeno
9Blake Treinen
10Erik Davis
11Evan Meek
12Matt Grace
13Bruce Billings
14Rich Hill