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Jordan Zimmermann | Starting Pitcher | #27

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 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 (shoulder) will need multiple rehab starts before rejoining the Tigers' rotation, manager Ron Gardenhire said Monday.
Zimmermann's right shoulder impingement was only supposed to require a minimum disabled list stint initially, but he's already missed over two weeks of action and seems likely to miss at least a couple more. The veteran right-hander resumed throwing off a mound last Thursday and should be ready for a rehab assignment before long. May 21 - 6:19 PM

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Jordan Zimmermann (shoulder) threw a bullpen session Thursday.

There's no word yet on how he felt after the session. Zimmermann has been out of commission for the last two weeks with a right shoulder impingement. He will probably have to make a rehab start before returning at this point.
May 18 - 2:07 PM

Jordan Zimmermann (shoulder) will try to throw a bullpen session later this week.

Zimmerman played catch off flat ground for about five minutes on Monday as he works his way back from a right shoulder impingement. He won't return from the disabled list when he's first eligible this week, but there should be a better read on his progress after a bullpen session.
May 15 - 11:17 AM

Jordan Zimmermann (shoulder) threw off flat ground for about five minutes on Monday.

It's progress, but Zimmermann won't be ready to return from the disabled list to start Wednesday against the Indians. Instead, they'll call someone up for the assignment. Zimmerman hit the disabled list a week ago with a right shoulder impingement and is probably looking at a return later this month if all goes well.
May 14 - 2:47 PM

Jordan Zimmermann (shoulder) won't be ready to return from the disabled list Wednesday when first eligible as initially hoped.

Zimmermann has been playing catch and will do so again Monday, but he's not going to be ready to start in a few days. He could still return before the end of the month. The Tigers haven't announced who will fill in Wednesday.
May 13 - 11:27 AM

Jordan Zimmermann (shoulder) played catch Friday.

Zimmermann made some light tosses from 60 feet for about five minutes. The veteran right-hander is eligible to be activated from the disabled list on May 16 and he still hopeful of being ready then.
May 11 - 2:45 PM

Jordan Zimmermann (shoulder) is aiming to return from the disabled list when first eligible next week.

Zimmermann got a cortisone injection Monday for his right shoulder impingement and will rest for a couple of days before attempting to throw again. He had pitched well in his last two starts but still holds an underwhelming 4.88 ERA in 31 1/3 total innings this year.
May 8 - 5:58 PM

Tigers placed RHP Jordan Zimmermann on the 10-day disabled list with a right shoulder impingement.

He first began feeling something in his shoulder a few days ago and the Tigers have decided to DL him rather than just push him back. Zimmermann last pitched on Saturday and threw five scoreless innings, his second straight outing without allowing any runs. It sounds like it has a chance to be a relatively short DL stint.
May 7 - 11:52 PM

Jordan Zimmermann turned in five scoreless innings to beat the Royals on Saturday.

He allowed just two hits and three walks while striking out five in his second consecutive scoreless outing. He improves to 2-0 with a 4.88 ERA and 1.31 WHIP after seven starts. The veteran hurler had one of the lowest strikeout rates in the majors the last two years but has made major strides in that department this year. He has an excellent 32:9 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 31 1/3 innings.
May 5 - 8:37 PM

Jordan Zimmermann was denied a win after pitching seven scoreless innings Monday against the Rays.

Zimmermann allowed just two hits in one of his best starts as a Tiger. He still has a 5.81 ERA for the year, but that comes with a nice 27/6 K/BB ratio in 26 1/3 innings. He's not any sort of mixed-league option, but his stock is higher than it was a month ago.
Apr 30 - 10:16 PM

Jordan Zimmermann let up six hits and six runs (three earned) over three innings Wednesday in the Tigers’ win over the Pirates.

Zimmermann struck out four and walked one over 66 pitches. Pitching the first game of a double-header, Zimmermann did the Tigers’ bullpen no favors by delivering one of his shortest starts of the season. The right-hander was done in by the long ball, allowing home runs to Colin Moran and Francisco Cervelli before exiting. Zimmermann has been an absolute train wreck this year, delivering a nauseating 7.91 ERA through five starts. The right-hander hasn’t been the same since leaving the Nationals three years ago and may not be long for the starting rotation if this keeps up.
Apr 25 - 8:15 PM

Jordan Zimmermann picked up his first win of the season after allowing four runs in 5 1/3 innings Thursday against the Orioles.

Zimmermann gave up three homers, yet he saw his ERA shrink from 8.18 to 7.71 today. Through increased use of his slider, he has managed to fan 18 batters over 16 1/3 innings in his four starts. He remains a long way from being any use in fantasy leagues, though.
Apr 19 - 4:58 PM

Jordan Zimmermann (jaw) told reporters that expects to make his next scheduled start on on Tuesday against Baltimore.

Zimmermann was hit in the jaw by a line drive off the bat of Jason Kipnis in the first on Wednesday, and was forced to leave in the first. He passed a concussion protocol, and outside of some soreness, reportedly feels fine. He should be considered day-to-day at this point, but it sounds like Zimmermann avoided serious damage and should be able to press on.
Apr 11 - 9:54 PM

Jordan Zimmermann was diagnosed with a bruised right jaw and is still being evaluated by doctors.

Zimmermann suffered the injury after taking a line drive to the face off of Indians' Jason Kipnis during the first inning of his start on Wednesday. It's not yet known if the 34-year-old will need to head to the disabled list, but we should have that information soon. Daniel Norris replaced Zimmermann after the injury.
Apr 11 - 6:49 PM

Jordan Zimmermann left his start on Wednesday early after being hit by a comebacker in the head area.

The ball appeared to strike Zimmermann either in his head or neck on a line drive off the bat of Jason Kipnis, and he immediately went down. The ball was clocked at 105 mph off the bat, and Kipnis looked visibly upset. Fortunately, he was able to get up and leave the game on his own accord, but Daniel Norris took over for the veteran right-hander. We'll update you with any updates on Zimmermann's status going forward.
Apr 11 - 6:29 PM

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