DTDJordan Zimmermann SP DET 11 hours ago

Zimmermann is optimistic about making his next scheduled start against the Angels next Friday, Katie Strang of ESPN reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Zimmerman indicated he thinks he will be able to take the mound in his next scheduled start. However, the real test will be Sunday when he throws a bullpen session. Expect an update on his status once he has some time to recover from Sunday's workload.

DTDJordan Zimmermann SP DET 4 days ago

Zimmerman (groin) is set to long-toss Friday before throwing a side session Sunday, Matthew Mowery of The Oakland Press reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Zimmerman has already had his upcoming turn in the rotation skipped due to a Grade 1 groin strain, but there is now a chance that he'll pitch on the Tigers' upcoming road trip when they travel to Anaheim. However, Zimmerman will have to clear a few hurdles first by getting through a long-toss and a side session before the Tigers make a firm decision on his status.

DTDJordan Zimmermann SP DET 4 days ago

Zimmermann (groin) says he feels much improved and hopes to throw in the next few days, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

This is a positive sign for Zimmermann, as throwing will give him a good idea of when he can pitch in a game next. He will miss Friday's start against Oakland but is unlikely to be placed on the disabled list at this point.

DTDJordan Zimmermann SP DET 5 days ago

Zimmermann has been diagnosed with a Grade 1 groin strain, Katie Strang of ESPN reports. He will not start Friday against Oakland, but the Tigers will avoid placing him on the disabled list at this time.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Thanks to an off-day in the schedule Thursday, the Tigers can move Mike Pelfrey and Justin Verlander up a day in the rotation and still have both starters on regular rest. Zimmermann will have to return to health by May 31, however, as the team will need a fifth starter available then. If Zimmermann is unable to return early next week, Daniel Norris and Matt Boyd are the best candidates at Triple-A Toledo to replace him in the rotation.

DTDJordan Zimmermann SP DET 6 days ago

Zimmermann (groin) is scheduled to undergo an MRI, MLB.com's Jason Beck reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Zimmermann was forced out of Sunday's game due to what was later called a right groin strain, but it doesn't look like the book is closed on this injury just yet. The team will get an MRI for further information, and a firmer timetable will likely be established once the results are released. The Tigers have a team day off Thursday, and if they choose to do so, they could simply skip Zimmermann's next turn and push back any decisions for roughly one week.

DTDJordan Zimmermann SP DET 6 days ago

Updating a previous report, Zimmermann left Sunday's start due to a right groin strain.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Zimmermann's Sunday start was cut a bit short after 82 pitches, and now fantasy owners have an explanation for his departure. This type of ailment can have varying degrees of severity, so consider Zimmermann day-to-day heading into his next scheduled start.

DTDJordan Zimmermann SP DET 6 days ago

Zimmermann left Sunday's matchup against the Rays due to an apparent injury, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Zimmermann appeared to tweak something after a sixth-inning pitch, and was shortly replaced by Drew VerHagen in the contest. Prior to exiting, Zimmerman had completed 5.2 innings, allowing two earned runs on five hits and striking out three. Look for the team to provide a more concrete update on the status of Zimmermann as soon as more information becomes available.

DTDJordan Zimmermann SP DET 2 weeks ago

Zimmermann (6-2) allowed eight runs (seven earned) on 11 hits with nine strikeouts over seven innings in a win Monday over the Twins.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Zimmermann was given eight runs of support in the first inning and pounded the zone from there on out. He threw 84 strikes in 109 pitches, threw 27 first-pitch strikes and didn't walk a single one of the 33 batters he faced. But all that pitching to contact made for some big-time contact, as the Twins managed four extra-base hits, including two home runs. Zimmermann tightened up in the final three innings of his start when the game got close again, but that won't be much solace for the fantasy owners who had to take the hits to their rate stats this week.

DTDJordan Zimmermann SP DET 2 weeks ago

Zimmermann (5-2) allowed three runs on seven hits and three walks over seven innings in a 3-2 loss to the Nationals on Wednesday. He struck out three.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The veteran righty was drafted in 2007 by the Nats and spent seven MLB seasons with them before coming to Detroit this past offseason, so Wednesday marked his first-ever start against the only organization he'd known until this year. But it was an old foe in Daniel Murphy -- who'd spent his entire career with the division-rival Mets until this year -- who did most of the damage, taking a pair of Zimmermann offerings the other way for RBI singles in the first and sixth. Zimmermann also had the misfortune to be on the wrong side of Max Scherzer's record-tying 20-strikeout performance. He'll look to bounce back from consecutive losses in a favorable matchup against the Twins on Monday.

DTDJordan Zimmermann SP DET 3 weeks ago

Zimmermann allowed three runs on seven hits, walking one and striking out two over eight innings of a 5-1 loss to Texas on Friday night.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Zimmermann (5-1) was named Pitcher of the Month in the American League for April and has been outstanding so far this year, but he ran into an opponent as stingy as he has been with runs in Cole Hamels. While still a quality start, the loss saw his ERA rise to a still microscopic 1.10 on the year. He'll trying to get back in the win column on the road against the Nationals.