15DJordan Zimmermann
SP DET
6 days ago

Zimmermann (neck) is on track to begin a rehab assignment Friday, MLB.com's Jason Beck reports.

EDGE Analysis

Zimmermann threw a bullpen session Sunday without issue, and he will be cleared for game action later this week as long as he gets through another side session Wednesday without issue. The plan is for Zimmermann to make three rehab starts, which puts him on track to rejoin the Tigers on or shortly after Sept. 10.

15DJordan Zimmermann
SP DET
7 days ago

Zimmerman (neck) will throw a simulated game against the Red Sox on Sunday and is expected to throw around 30 pitches, reports the Detroit Free Press.

EDGE Analysis

Zimm tossed a bullpen on Thursday, but is frustrated by the slow pace of his rehab. "I'd like to go a little quicker, but that's the program they got me on, and I'm just taking it one day at a time and just trying to get a little bit better everyday and come back and help this team win some ball games," said the hurler. Zimmerman mixed in some some sliders and curveballs into the fastball-heavy session in the pen. He says he's feeling better than he was when he returned from the DL the first time, so Sunday's test is crucial for the Tigers to assess Zimm's availability in September.

15DJordan Zimmermann
SP DET
2 weeks ago

Zimmermann (back) played catch Sunday for the third straight day, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

While Zimmermann's activity is encouraging, manager Brad Ausmus said there's no timetable for the hurler's return. Zimmermann recently said that before rejoining the Tigers on Aug. 4 following a month-long stint on the DL for a strained neck, he never really fully recovered from the setback, resulting in him aggravating the neck during his lone start. In his second DL stint, Zimmermann said he wanted to take his rehab slower this time around, so he might not be cleared to return until next week or later.

15DJordan Zimmermann
SP DET
3 weeks ago

Zimmerman (back) has been placed on the disabled list, Evan Woodberry of MLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Zimmerman's return from a neck injury lasted just one start before he experienced tightness in his lat. To replace him on the roster, the Tigers recalled reliever Kyle Ryan from Triple-A Toledo. Daniel Norris will take Zimmerman's spot in the rotation on Tuesday, but won't be added to the roster until Monday.

15DJordan Zimmermann
SP DET
3 weeks ago

Zimmerman (back) will be placed on the disabled list, John Wagner of the Toledo Blade reports.

EDGE Analysis

Wagner reports that he's "hearing" the Tigers will move Zimmerman to the DL, but the team hasn't confirmed it. Zimmerman suffered the injury Thursday night, his first start after getting activated off the disabled list due to a neck injury. The report also states the TIgers will call up Daniel Norris from Triple-A Toledo to replace Zimmerman.

15DJordan Zimmermann
SP DET
3 weeks ago

An MRI taken on Zimmermann's right lat muscle came back clean, and he will throw a bullpen session Sunday, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Zimmermann's first start in over a month Thursday was cut short due to his injury -- and his ineffectiveness -- but early indications are his setback is minor. As long as he makes it through Sunday's session without issue, he should be able to take the ball next time he is scheduled Tuesday in Seattle.

15DJordan Zimmermann
SP DET
3 weeks ago

Zimmermann is experiencing lat issues and will have an MRI on Thursday, Katie Strang of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Brad Ausmus says Zimmermann has had right lat tightness but that is not the same as the neck issue that led to his prior stint on the DL. The 30-year-old hasn't pitched since June 30 and this injury could delay his return even more. Further updates should be available once the results of his MRI are released.

15DJordan Zimmermann
SP DET
3 weeks ago

Zimmermann (neck) has been activated from the DL and will start Thursday's game against the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

He will make his triumphant return to the Tigers' rotation in Thursday's day game in Detroit against Jose Quintana and the White Sox. Zimmermann has the seventh worst K-rate in baseball (15.2 percent) among pitchers with 90-plus innings logged this season, yet he still has a 3.95 ERA and 3.56 FIP, so his pitch-to-contact approach should continue to be sustainable.

15DJordan Zimmermann
SP DET
4 weeks ago

Zimmermann (neck) is expected to start Thursday against the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Zimmermann tossed four innings of one-run ball in his last rehab outing Friday and is now set to rejoin Detroit's rotation. He'll match up against left-hander Jose Quintana when he toes the hill in his first start back from injury.

15DJordan Zimmermann
SP DET
1 month ago

Zimmerman (neck) will make a rehab start for Triple-A Toledo on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Zimmerman will likely make his final rehab start for Triple-A Toledo on Friday as he nears the end of his recovery from a neck strain that's sidelined him since July 4. The 30-year-old tossed four scoreless innings in a stint on Sunday and figures to ramp up his workload for Friday's outing. If all goes well, the righty should be in line to return to the majors in early August.