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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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Tigers general manager Al Avila said Monday that Jordan Zimmermann went to a specialist and received "injections in certain parts of his neck that block those areas where he had pain."
Zimmermann posted a 0.55 ERA in April last season but then a 6.84 ERA the rest of the way as he battled through neck and groin ailments. Avila said Zimmermann "reports no pain" while doing physical therapy since the injections and is set to receive one more injection this winter. "He’s feeling very good right now and so we’re keeping our fingers crossed that that carries into spring training, into the season and that fixes everything," Avila said. While it's potentially good news that the injections have helped Zimmermann, this is still very much a fingers crossed situation. The health issues and drop in velocity make the righty a sketchy fantasy proposition going into 2017. Dec 5 - 11:23 PM

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Jordan Zimmermann was pinned with the loss Saturday, allowing two runs over four innings against the Braves.

Still working to get his pitch count up after neck and lat issues have kept him sidelined for most of the second half, Zimmermann kept the Braves off the board until Freddie Freeman got to him for a two-run homer in the fourth inning. The 30-year-old walked three and allowed three hits before exiting. In 19 games this year, Zimmermann put up a 4.87 ERA and finished 9-7 overall in his first year with the Tigers. They'll certainly hope for a better showing from their high-priced investment next season.
Oct 1 - 11:14 PM

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus announced after Thursday's rain out that Jordan Zimmermann will start on Saturday against the Braves in Atlanta.

Daniel Norris, the scheduled starter Thursday, will move back and work the series opener in Atlanta on Friday. That means the club will have the benefir of skipping Buck Farmer who had been scheduled to work on Saturday.
Sep 29 - 6:41 PM

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said that Jordan Zimmermann will start against the Braves on Friday.

Zimmermann was a potential starter for Saturday, too, but Ausmus is opting to trot him out a day earlier. He just recently returned from a pesky lat injury, throwing three innings of relief against the Reds on Sunday. As for the rest of the weekend rotation, Matt Boyd or Buck Farmer will start on Saturday, with Justin Verlander set to close out the campaign on Sunday. The Tigers currently sit one game behind the Orioles for the second Wild Card.

Jordan Zimmermann could start Saturday at Atlanta.

Zimmermann looked sharp in a three-inning relief appearance Sunday versus the Royals, yielding one run while striking out four. He threw 30 of his 35 pitches for strikes. It was the first appearance since September 10 for the 30-year-old right-hander, who has been battling lat trouble since late June. Saturday's game is setting up as a must-win for Detroit. Zimmermann is a risky fantasy play, even against the lowly Braves, because of his limited recent workload.
Sep 26 - 12:53 PM

Jordan Zimmermann is scheduled to throw a simulated game on Monday.

He's still trying to correct his ills on the side without effecting the Tigers in live game action. Until he gets his mechanics back in order, it would be surprising to see him make another start for the Tigers as they push for a wild card berth.
Sep 24 - 10:52 AM

Jordan Zimmermann said Thursday that he feels "good" but admitted he's "a little inconsistent" when throwing out of the windup.

Zimmermann has thrown a couple simulated games as he tries to get his mechanics in order. "I feel good," he said. "My body and everything feels good. I feel really good out of the stretch. The wind-up is the only thing, and I still throw pretty well out of the wind-up. It’s just a little inconsistent, which I guess is expected when I got down three times and build back up three times." Zimmermann added that he feels like "I can go out there and compete and pitch," but the Tigers will have him throw another simulated game Monday. It's possible he could make a start in Atlanta during the final weekend of the season.
Sep 23 - 10:14 AM

Jordan Zimmermann is scheduled to throw another simulated game on Monday.

Zimmermann hasn't looked sharp in his last two sim games, and he might have to really impress in this one Monday to get an appearance in the final week. The right-hander missed all of July and most of August with a lat injury and he gave up six runs in one official inning September 10 against the Orioles. That was his last outing for Detroit. He's made just one other appearance (August 4) since June 30.
Sep 22 - 12:14 PM

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus offered an underwhelming review of Jordan Zimmermann's simulated game Tuesday afternoon at Target Field.

"About the same as the other day," said Ausmus. "He feels fine, he feels healthy, he just feels inconsistent with his mechanics. I think he’s a little frustrated that he can’t get his mechanics working more consistently." Zimmermann allowed six runs in one official inning of work September 10 against the Orioles after missing all of July and most of August with a lat injury. It doesn't sound like he'll be cleared to rejoin the Tigers' rotation anytime soon.
Sep 20 - 9:09 PM

Jordan Zimmermann threw a successful 68-pitch simulated game on Tuesday afternoon.

He retired the final six batters he faced, three via strikeout. Zimmermann was lit up for six runs in one official inning of work September 10 against the Orioles and hasn't appeared in a live game since. It's not clear what the plan is next, though there is some chatter about him making a start this weekend against the Royals.
Sep 20 - 4:17 PM

Jordan Zimmermann will throw another 80-pitch simulated game on Tuesday.

Zimmermann was rocked by the Orioles a week ago and the Tigers have held him out of the rotation since then. It's unclear when he'll be given another start, but it could be next weekend if Tuesday's simulated game goes well.
Sep 18 - 10:55 AM

Jordan Zimmermann threw 80 pitches in a simulated game Wednesday at Comerica Park.

"A lot of good ones," he said after the workout, "way more good ones than bad ones." Zimmermann was skipped from his last turn in the Tigers' rotation after getting rocked for six runs in one-plus innings by the Orioles in his first start off the disabled list (September 10). The right-hander has been bothered by neck and lat issues throughout the second half. It's not clear when or where he might pitch next.
Sep 15 - 12:17 PM

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus announced Sunday that the club will skip Jordan Zimmermann's next start.

He was clobbered in his return to the rotation on Saturday, and with the club battling for a playoff berth they simply can't trust Zimmermann right now. Daniel Norris and Matt Boyd will continue to take the ball every fifth day for the time being.
Sep 11 - 4:51 PM

Jordan Zimmermann was destroyed by the Orioles in his return from the disabled list on Saturday, allowing six runs on four hits in one-plus innings of work.

Zimmermann also issued three walks and didn't strike out a batter. The O's got to him early and often in this one, with Adam Jones, Chris Davis and Matt Wieters each blasting home runs off of him. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus hasn't committed to Zimmermann making another start, and it's hard to see how they could roll him out there again while competing for a playoff spot. He shouldn't be started in any fantasy format.
Sep 11 - 12:59 AM

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus wouldn't commit to Jordan Zimmermann making another start.

Zimmermann's return from the disabled list Saturday couldn't have gone much worse. He allowed a home run to Adam Jones on the game's first pitch and was gashed for six runs, four hits and three walks before getting the hook from Ausmus after only one inning of work. Zimmermann has battled injuries for most of the second half and doesn't seem to have the velocity he had earlier this season when he got off to a 5-0 start. Zimmermann claims to be healthy but Saturday's results suggest otherwise.
Sep 10 - 11:51 PM

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