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Jordan Zimmermann | Starting Pitcher | #27

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 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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Jordan Zimmermann (groin) will try to throw long-toss on Friday.
And if it goes well, he could try throwing off a mound on Sunday. Zimmermann was diagnosed with a Grade 1 strain of his right groin muscle after making an early exit from his start Sunday against the Rays. A disabled list stint is still a real possibility. May 24 - 4:40 PM

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Jordan Zimmermann underwent an MRI which showed a Grade 1 strain of his right groin.

Zimmermann suffered the injury during Sunday's start against the Rays, but fortunately it's the least severe type of strain. The Tigers expect to skip his next scheduled start this weekend, but it's possible he'll be ready not too long after that. He won't be placed on the DL, at least for now.
May 23 - 4:23 PM

Jordan Zimmermann has been diagnosed with a strained right groin.

Zimmermann tweaked the groin while making a pitch in the sixth inning of Sunday's start against the Rays. It's too soon to tell whether this is a potential disabled list injury. The Tigers should have more on his status after the game.
May 22 - 3:08 PM

Jordan Zimmermann departed Sunday's start against the Rays with an undisclosed injury.

It looked like Zimmermann might have tweaked his groin while delivering a pitch in the sixth inning. The Tigers should have an update on his condition shortly. He allowed two runs over 5 2/3 frames before leaving.
May 22 - 2:57 PM

Jordan Zimmermann had the ultimate mixed bag outing Monday, whiffing nine with zero walks but allowing eight runs -- seven earned -- over seven frames in a 10-8 win over the Twins.

The Tigers spotted Zimmermann with an 8-0 lead after the bottom of the first inning, but he eventually coughed it up after a J.D. Martinez error in the top of the seventh. However, the Tigers retook the lead in the bottom of the frame, netting the righty his sixth victory. Zimmermann will carry a 2.45 ERA into this weekend's matchup versus the Rays.
May 16 - 10:22 PM

Jordan Zimmermann took the hard-luck loss after allowing just three runs in seven innings against the Nationals on Wednesday night.

Zimmermann did what he has done all season. He worked deep into the game, only struck out three, and tossed his seventh-consecutive quality start. Unfortunately, the right-hander squared off against the buzzsaw better known as Max Scherzer, who dominated the contest and struck out 20. Zimmermann ultimately took his second loss of the season and saw his ERA rise to 1.50. He’ll next get the Twins at home.
May 11 - 10:06 PM

Jordan Zimmermann suffered his first loss of the 2016 season on Friday, allowing three runs on seven hits over eight innings against the Rangers.

Zimmermann walked one and struck out two on the night. The Rangers scratched out a pair of runs against him in the second inning, then added on another in the fifth. He has been terrific in his transition to the American League through his first six starts, posting a 1.10 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 25/8 K/BB ratio over 41 innings. He'll look to get back in the win column on Wednesday when he battles his former club in Washington.
May 6 - 10:55 PM

Jordan Zimmermann continued his domination of the American League on Saturday, improving to 5-0 on the season with seven innings of one-run ball against the Twins.

Zimmermann scattered six hits on the afternoon and punched out seven without issuing a free pass. The only damage against him on the afternoon came on a solo home run off the bat of Byung-ho Park in the fourth inning. He now boasts a tremendous 0.55 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 23/7 K/BB ratio over 33 innings on the season. He'll look to continue his impressive run when he takes the hill against the Rangers at home on Friday.
Apr 30 - 5:05 PM

Jordan Zimmermann limited the Athletics to three runs -- one earned -- across 6 2/3 innings in a 7-3 victory on Monday.

Zimmermann struck out just one batter on the night and now has only 16 punchouts across 26 innings this season. However, he's sporting a microscopic 0.35 ERA, as this was the first time he's been scored upon in 2016. That said, with a declining strikeout rate and velocity, Zimmermann could be on thin ice. He'll take on the Twins this weekend.
Apr 25 - 10:13 PM

Jordan Zimmermann pitched 6 1/3 scoreless innings against the Royals on Wednesday to improve to 3-0 and maintain his flawless ERA.

Even with his velocity down, Zimmermann has opened the season with 19 1/3 scoreless frames. He gave up seven hits and walked one tonight, but he timed his eight strikeouts well and also picked off a runner to end a threat in the third. In the seventh, he left with two on and one out, but Mark Lowe came on and stranded both runners.
Apr 21 - 12:44 AM

Jordan Zimmermann delivered another gem Thursday, throwing six scoreless innings in a win over the Pirates.

Zimmermann's velocity has been well south of his norms in the early going, yet he's turned in 13 scoreless innings anyway. We're still pretty nervous about him this season.
Apr 14 - 4:37 PM

Jordan Zimmermann was superb in his Tigers debut Friday, spinning seven shutout innings in a 4-0 victory over the Yankees.

Zimmermann walked three and struck out just three, but he also permitted just two singles and was in control for the duration of the afternoon. The move to the American League and a decline in velocity understandably created worry about Zimmermann for fantasy purposes, but he's off to a nice start. He'll try to keep it going next week versus the Pirates.
Apr 8 - 5:54 PM

Jordan Zimmermann pitched three scoreless innings and struck out three Wednesday against the Astros.

Zimmermann probably would have pitched four innings today, but he was dealing with a finger issue that cropped up during the outing. Fortunately, it didn't seem to be anything major and he still had a successful day.
Mar 16 - 5:03 PM

Jordan Zimmermann is in line to start the Tigers' home opener on April 8 against the Yankees.

"Yeah, I may end up starting Zimmermann in Game Three instead of Game Two," said Tigers manager Brad Ausmus. "The truth is, it’s Opening Day at Comerica Park and that’s a special day in Michigan." The Tigers are set to go with Justin Verlander on Opening Day and will hold back Anibal Sanchez (triceps) until the fourth game of the season, so this leaves Mike Pelfrey in line to start the second game of the season.
Source: Detroit News
Mar 16 - 1:25 PM

Jordan Zimmermann gave up four runs in 3 2/3 innings Thursday in a no-decision against the Phillies.

Maikel Franco ruined Zimmermann's day with a pair of two-run homers. Zimmermann has allowed five runs in 6 1/3 innings on the spring.
Mar 10 - 4:45 PM

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SS1Jose Iglesias
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3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1Justin Upton
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CF1Cameron Maybin
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RF1J.D. Martinez
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S1Justin Verlander
2Jordan Zimmermann
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4Mike Pelfrey
5Shane Greene
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R1Francisco Rodriguez
2Mark Lowe
3Justin Wilson
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5Drew VerHagen
6Kyle Ryan
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