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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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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. Nov 11 - 8:18 AM

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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.
Sep 28 - 12:20 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.
Sep 22 - 1:11 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.
Sep 19 - 4:24 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.
Sep 18 - 4:53 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
Sep 16 - 5:34 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.
Sep 14 - 12:15 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.
Sep 12 - 10:18 AM

Jordan Zimmermann has rejoined the Tigers after receiving a nerve-blocking injection in his neck.

Zimmermann hasn't pitched since September 2, but he'll test himself with some light-tossing now that he's back with the team. It's unclear when he'll be ready to rejoin the rotation. Zimmerman has struggled to the tune of a 6.18 ERA over 27 starts this season.
Sep 11 - 2:04 PM

Jordan Zimmermann will miss his next start due to a recurrence of a neck issue.

Zimmermann, who missed time last season with a neck issue, will see a specialist in Dallas and get a nerve-blocking injection. More should be known on his status in the coming days, but fantasy owners aren't losing sleep over it. He has an ugly 6.18 ERA over 27 starts this season.
Sep 4 - 10:48 AM

Jordan Zimmermann allowed five runs on 12 hits in five innings and was charged with a loss to the Indians on Saturday.

The Indians jumped on him early, banging out six hits and four runs in the first inning. His season gets uglier seemingly every week. Today's lousy effort jumps him past Derek Holland for the worst ERA among all qualified starters in the majors. He is now 8-12 with a 6.18 ERA and 1.58 WHIP after 27 starts.
Sep 2 - 9:29 PM

Jordan Zimmermann was bashed around for seven runs in five innings and took a loss to the Yankees on Wednesday.

The beat goes on for Zimmermann, and not in a good way. His 6.11 ERA is the worst in the major leagues among all qualified starters. Today he failed to strike out a single batter while giving up nine hits and a walk. He served up longballs to Gary Sanchez and Didi Gregorius and falls to 7-11 after 25 starts. The Tigers will probably continue marching him out there as they run out the string in a rebuilding year.
Aug 24 - 12:24 AM

Jordan Zimmermann was hit hard in Friday's loss to the Dodgers, surrendering seven runs on 10 hits over his 5 1/3 innings of work.

The right-hander punched out five on the night while walking two. The Dodgers pushed across four runs against him in the second inning then tacked on another pair in the fourth to take control. Zimmermann owns a woeful 5.87 ERA and 1.52 WHIP in 135 innings on the year. He'll look for better when he takes on the Yankees at home on Thursday.
Aug 18 - 10:33 PM

Jordan Zimmermann was demolished for seven runs in 3 1/3 innings by the Twins on Saturday but escaped a loss as his team pulled out a win in the final inning.

His team handed him an early five run lead and he threw that away in the third inning by serving up a bases-loaded double to Joe Mauer and a two-run bomb to Eddie Rosario. Zimmerman managed only one strikeout in the game and allowed eight hits (two homers) and one walk. His days as one of the better pitchers in baseball seem like a distant memory. He has a 5.62 ERA with 86 strikeouts in 129 2/3 innings.
Aug 12 - 10:23 PM

Jordan Zimmermann allowed three earned runs over seven innings Monday in a loss to the Pirates.

Zimmermann gave up an RBI double to Francisco Cervelli in the bottom of the second inning and a two-run homer to John Jaso in the bottom of the fourth. He issued three walks, yielded five total hits, and struck out just two batters. The 31-year-old right-hander is now 7-9 on the season with a 5.27 ERA and 1.46 WHIP. A home matchup with the Twins comes next.
Aug 7 - 9:52 PM

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