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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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Jordan Zimmermann (neck) could begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Toledo as soon as this weekend.
Zimmermann threw a 40-pitch bullpen session Thursday, which was his second time throwing from the bump since going down with a strained neck. He's expected to need two rehab starts before being activated from the disabled list. "We’ll see how far he goes in the first one," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. "I’d say he probably needs two. But we’ll let him tell us how he feels and see how deep he goes in the first one." Jul 22 - 10:40 AM

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Jordan Zimmermann (neck) threw 25 pitches in a bullpen session on Monday.

Zimmermann reported feeling good and will throw again on Thursday in Chicago. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus has said that he'll need to make at least two rehab starts before being activated, so a return in the early part of August appears possible. The veteran right-hander has been out since the end of June with a strained neck.
Jul 18 - 4:17 PM

Jordan Zimmermann (neck) threw long tosses from 140 feet on Saturday.

He's slated to throw a bullpen session on Monday. Manager Brad Ausmus said Zimmermann will need to make at least two rehab starts before he's ready to join the Tigers' rotation. A strained neck sent Zimmermann to the disabled list earlier this month.
Jul 16 - 6:38 PM

Jordan Zimmermann (neck) played catch Friday for the first time since landing on the disabled list.

Zimmermann also got an adjustment from a chiropractor on Friday morning and reported feeling great after the workout. He's been on the disabled list since July 4, retroactive to July 2, because of a neck and probably isn't going to be able to make it back before the beginning of August. But it should be too much longer.
Jul 15 - 5:03 PM

Jordan Zimmermann (neck) probably won't be ready to return from the 15-day disabled list when first eligible, but the Tigers are optimistic his neck strain is not severe.

Zimmermann had a visit this week with a specialist, after being placed on the disabled list July 4, retroactive to July 2, with a muscle strain in his neck. "It’s basically what they thought," manager Brad Ausmus said. "It’s the right side of the neck, and he’s going to have a couple of treatments over the next day or two." All signs point to a late-July activation.
Jul 7 - 2:35 PM

Tigers placed RHP Jordan Zimmermann on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 2, with a right neck strain.

Anibal Sanchez will take his spot in the rotation for now and start Tuesday versus the Indians. Zimmermann will be eligible to return the weekend following the All-Star break.
Jul 4 - 5:12 PM

Jordan Zimmermann allowed nine hits and five runs -- four earned -- over six innings Thursday against the Rays.

Zimmermann certainly wasn't sharp and left on the hook for his fifth loss before the Tigers' epic comeback in the ninth inning. As it is, the right-hander remains 9-4 with a 3.95 ERA and 1.24 WHIP through 15 starts. He's gotten progressively worse as the year has gone on, posting a 6.43 ERA in six June starts after allowing just two runs in the month of April. Zimmermann will hope July offers some solace when he faces the Indians on Tuesday.
Jul 1 - 12:37 AM

Jordan Zimmermann was charged with seven runs and a loss in his 3 2/3 innings of work against the Indians on Friday.

He managed to strike out three batters without walking anyone. The Indians tripled four times against Zimmermann in his brief outing. His ERA rose from 3.24 all the way to 3.81 tonight. Zimmermann's strikeout rate has plummeted to a career-low 5.65 K/9. His record falls to 9-4 on the season as he prepares for his next start Thursday at Tampa Bay.
Jun 24 - 11:02 PM

Jordan Zimmermann hurled eight innings of one-run ball Sunday in the Tigers' loss to the Royals.

Kansas City eventually won the game in the bottom of the 13th, spoiling a terrific outing from Zimmermann. He gave up just four hits over his eight frames, walking none and whiffing five. The right-hander will carry a sharp 3.24 ERA and 1.15 WHIP into his next start at home against the Indians.
Jun 19 - 5:57 PM

Jordan Zimmermann allowed six runs -- four earned -- over seven innings in a win Tuesday against the White Sox.

Zimmermann wasn't at his best, but he didn't need to be with 11 runs of support from his Tigers teammates. The right-hander gave up eight hits and a walk while striking out three in the win. He improved to 9-3 with a 3.46 ERA and 1.22 WHIP through 12 starts. Although he got the victory, Zimmermann will surely be looking for a better showing Sunday at the Royals.
Jun 15 - 12:01 AM

Jordan Zimmermann was lit up for seven earned runs over 4 2/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Blue Jays.

It was the shortest outing of the season for Zimmermann, who gave up two runs in the first, three in the third, and two more in the top of the fifth. Toronto tagged him for eight hits, including two home runs. Zimmermann walked two and struck out only three while watching his season ERA jump from 2.58 to 3.30. He'll try to get back on track next week on the south side of Chicago.
Jun 8 - 4:08 PM

Jordan Zimmermann was victorious in his return to action on Friday, limiting the White Sox to two runs on five hits over 5 2/3 innings of work.

The veteran right-hander walked two and struck out three in the contest. While he was under no restrictions after missing one start with a mild groin strain, he was lifted after throwing just 93 pitches after running into trouble in the sixth inning. Through 10 starts with the Tigers, Zimmermann has compiled an 8-2 record, 2.58 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 43/13 K/BB ratio across 66 1/3 innings. He'll look for more of the same when he does battle against the Blue Jays at home on Wednesday.
Jun 3 - 11:30 PM

Jordan Zimmermann (groin) has officially been cleared to rejoin the Tigers' rotation on Friday against the White Sox.

Zimmermann missed a start with a mild groin strain, but he's gotten through bullpen sessions and pitchers' fielding practice with no issues. The right-hander will be under no restrictions against the White Sox.
Jun 3 - 9:43 AM

Jordan Zimmermann (groin) had no issues doing pitchers' fielding practice on Monday.

This came one day after Zimmermann threw a bullpen session. "Today was another test and everything was fine," said Zimmermann. "I didn’t feel one single thing." The veteran right-hander will throw another bullpen session on Tuesday and if all goes well, he'll make his return Friday against the White Sox.
Source: Detroit News
May 31 - 11:22 AM

Jordan Zimmermann (groin) threw a bullpen session Sunday.

Zimmermann said he felt great during the session. He'll throw another bullpen session on Tuesday and if that goes well should be cleared to rejoin the Tigers' rotation later this week.
May 29 - 2:17 PM

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