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Jordan Zimmermann | Starting Pitcher

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/23/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Contract: view contract details

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CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Tigers and Jordan Zimmermann have agreed to terms on a contract.
Fox Sports' Jon Morosi and Ken Rosenthal reported late Saturday that talks between the two sides were heating up and they've now apparently crossed the finish line. Morosi hears that the deal is for five years and around $110 million. The Tigers' first-round pick is protected, so they'll forfeit a second-rounder for signing Zimmermann. The 29-year-old held a 3.66 ERA and 1.20 WHIP with 164 strikeouts over 201 2/3 frames for the Nationals in 2015. Nov 29 - 11:45 AM

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SB Nation's Chris Cotillo reports the Tigers are one of a "handful" of "serious suitors" for Jordan Zimmermann.

Cotillo said it's unclear who the favorite is. Fox Sports' Jon Morosi and Ken Rosenthal reported that Zimmermann was in serious talks with the Tigers but a deal doesn't appear to be imminent. Zimmermann would be the first big free agent domino to fall if he signs. The 29-year-old went 13-10 in 33 starts this past season with 164 strikeouts and a 3.66 ERA.
Nov 29 - 12:00 AM

Fox Sports' Jon Morosi and Ken Rosenthal report the Tigers are in discussions with Jordan Zimmermann.

Morosi and Rosenthal are hearing from multiple sources that the talks have become serious. Detroit is looking for an ace after losing Max Scherzer last offseason and David Price at the trade deadline. Zimmermann is among the top arms in this year's free agent class and should earn a nine-figure deal when all is said and done. The two-time All-Star has also been linked to the Dodgers.
Nov 28 - 11:33 PM

Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that the Dodgers have identified Jordan Zimmermann as a top target this winter.

The club has also expressed interest in David Price as well as retaining Zack Greinke. If they were to secure a deal with Zimmermann, he would require draft pick compensation after he turned down a qualifying offer from the Nationals.
Nov 21 - 2:36 PM

RHP Jordan Zimmermann declined the Nationals' one-year, $15.8 million qualifying offer.

Zimmermann's walk year wasn't his best, as he held a 3.66 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP. However, rejecting the qualifying offer was obviously a no-brainer, as he remains poised to land a nine-figure contract this winter.
Nov 13 - 5:35 PM

Nationals extended a $15.8 million qualifying offer to RHP Jordan Zimmermann.

He'll reject it and the Nats will receive a draft pick when Zimmermann signs elsewhere as expected. The right-hander put up a 3.66 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP in 2015 -- his worst marks in the five years since he returned from Tommy John surgery -- but he'll still get a big contract this winter.
Nov 6 - 5:00 PM

Jordan Zimmermann pitched six innings of two-run ball Wednesday in a loss to the Braves.

A free agent to be, Zimmermann was probably making his final start with the Nationals tonight. He ends a rather disappointing campaign with a 3.66 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP, his worst marks in the five years since he returned from Tommy John surgery. He'll still do quite well in free agency this winter, but he didn't set himself up for the bonanza that seemed to be awaiting him going into the year.
Sep 30 - 9:39 PM

Jordan Zimmermann was tagged for six runs over five innings in a loss to the Phillies on Friday.

Most of the damage came from Aaron Altherr, who hit an inside-the-park grand slam and a solo homer. Zimmermann is an impending free agent, so this isn't what he had in mind for what could be his final home start as a member of the Nationals. The 29-year-old will bring a 3.68 ERA into his season finale next week against the Braves.
Sep 25 - 9:55 PM

Jordan Zimmermann will start Friday instead of Thursday due to a stiff neck.

That means he'll get the Phillies instead of the Orioles -- a nice boost to his potential for a strong fantasy start. The neck thing doesn't sound too serious.
Sep 22 - 4:45 PM

Jordan Zimmermann got a no-decision in Monday's 11-inning win versus the Phillies after serving up six runs in six innings.

The Nationals had staked Zimmermann to a 5-2 lead thanks to a Jayson Werth grand slam, but the right-hander gave four back in the sixth inning, including three on a Cody Asche home run. Overall, he gave up seven hits and a walk while striking out eight in one of his worst starts this season. Zimmermann currently holds a 3.51 ERA with a 1.20 WHIP and a 150/35 K/BB ratio over 184 2/3 innings. He'll take the hill at home against the Marlins in his next start.
Sep 14 - 11:06 PM

Jordan Zimmerman limited the Mets to a lone run in 5 2/3 innings, but took a no-decision as the Nationals lost on Tuesday.

Zimmermann allowed only a solo home run to David Wright in the second inning. Curtis Granderson hit a one-out triple in the sixth, and the right-hander struck out Yoenis Cespedes before departing. Reliever Matt Thornton ended the inning with no damage. On the evening, Zimmermann gave up three hits and a walk while striking out six. He now has a 3.32 ERA, a 1.19 WHIP, and a 142/34 K/BB ratio over 178 2/3 innings. He'll take on the Phillies in a road match next week.
Sep 8 - 10:46 PM

Jordan Zimmermann picked up his 12th win after allowing one run over six innings Thursday against the Braves.

Zimmerman just had to figure out how to keep his concentration and keep his arm loose while the Nationals racked up 14 runs over the first six innings. They've now scored 44 runs in his last four starts, all of which were wins. They totaled seven in his previous four starts, all of which were losses (three credited to Zimmerman).
Sep 3 - 11:00 PM

Jordan Zimmermann turned in a nice start in Saturday's 5-1 win over the Marlins, throwing seven innings of one-run ball.

Zimmermann scattered seven hits while striking out four and walking one. Justin Bour managed a solo homer against Zimmy in the seventh, but it was otherwise a trouble-free outing for the 29-year-old right-hander. Turning the corner to September, he'll look to improve on a 3.45 ERA and 1.22 WHIP while taking on the Braves.
Aug 29 - 9:51 PM

Jordan Zimmermann gave up three home runs and six runs total -- four earned -- over six innings in Tuesday's win over the Rockies.

It wasn't a banner win for the right-hander, who allowed nine hits and a walk in the game. Zimmermann has now given up 15 homers through 25 starts. The win was Zimmermann's first since July 11, though, so he'll take a victory any way he can get it. Zimmermann is 9-8 with a 3.44 ERA and 1.21 WHIP heading into Sunday's start against the Brewers.
Aug 19 - 1:43 AM

Jordan Zimmermann pitched a brilliant game in Wednesday's 3-0 loss to the Dodgers, allowing one run on two hits over seven innings.

In almost any other game, Zimmermann's effort likely would have resulted in a win. Unfortunately for the 29-year-old right-hander, the opposing pitcher in Wednesday's contest was Mr. Clayton Kershaw. Zimmy was stuck with the tough-luck loss despite striking out a season-high nine. The only run to score against him came via an RBI single by Carl Crawford and he finished his outing retiring the final 13 batters he faced. He exited April with an ERA of 4.88, but has worked that number down to a 3.34 mark. In addition, he also holds a 1.19 WHIP and 114/26 K/BB ratio across 148 1/3 innings. A road showdown with the Rockies is up next on his schedule.
Aug 13 - 12:33 AM

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