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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 Zimmermann admitted Friday that the chances he signs a contract extension with the Nationals are "not looking good."
Zimmermann won't negotiate during the season, and he indicated that there's been little-to-no talks between his reps and the club. "I’m just not going to talk during the season," Zimmermann said. "If something gets done before then — which is probably pretty rare right now — then it gets done. But it’s not looking good." Zimmermann will earn $16.5 million this season before hitting the open market next winter. Mar 27 - 5:43 PM

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Jordan Zimmermann gave up one run over six innings as the Nationals and a Cardinals split-squad played to a 1-1 tie.

Zimmermann has been one of Florida's best pitchers, amassing a 1.37 ERA and a 15/4 K/BB ratio in 19 2/3 innings this spring. There's every reason to believe he'll be a top-20 fantasy starter again this year.
Mar 27 - 5:33 PM

Despite allowing eight hits, Jordan Zimmermann limited the Marlins to one run in five innings Saturday as a Nationals split-squad won 4-2.

Zimmermann is having an off spring, what with his 1.32 ERA and 11/2 K/BB ratio through 13 2/3 innings. Last year, he had a 0.50 ERA and 15/1 K/BB ratio in 18 innings.
Mar 21 - 4:14 PM

Jordan Zimmermann allowed just an unearned run over four innings as the Nationals edged an Astros split-squad 2-1 on Monday.

The unearned run after Zimmerman deflected a liner right back at his head; he recovered quickly and grabbed the ball, but he made a wild throw to first, allowing the runner to continue all of the way to third. Under the circumstances, no one is going to be particularly upset about that miscue.
Mar 16 - 4:22 PM

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

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

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C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
3Sandy Leon
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Tyler Moore
3Mike Carp
4Clint Robinson
2B1Yunel Escobar
2Danny Espinosa
3Dan Uggla
SS1Ian Desmond
3B1Anthony Rendon
2Ian Stewart
LF1Jayson Werth
2Kevin Frandsen
CF1Denard Span
2Michael Taylor
3Nate McLouth
4Tony Gwynn Jr.
RF1Bryce Harper
2Scott Hairston
Starting Pitcher
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Max Scherzer
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Doug Fister
5Gio Gonzalez
6Tanner Roark
Relief Pitcher
R1Drew Storen
2Aaron Barrett
3Craig Stammen
4Matt Thornton
5Casey Janssen
6Jerry Blevins
7Erik Davis
8Xavier Cedeno
9Blake Treinen
10Scott McGregor
11Mitch Lively
12Rich Hill