Jordan Zimmermann
SP DET
2 days ago

Zimmermann was used in long relief Sunday against the Royals. He pitched three innings and fired 30 of his 35 pitches for strikes.

EDGE Analysis

Zimmermann showed much better command in game action than he has in simulated games. It was just his second relief appearance in his career, but it was strong enough to perhaps earn him a start this week against the Braves. The team currently has an open spot in the lineup for Saturday's game.

Jordan Zimmermann
SP DET
5 days ago

Zimmermann will throw another simulated game Monday, MLive's Evan Woodbery reports.

EDGE Analysis

This will be his second simulated game, and it rules him out from starting a game early next week. However, he could still return to start next Saturday in Atlanta if everything were to go smoothly during Monday's sim game. The Tigers continue to work on getting his mechanics straightened out, which is why he continues to work on the side, as he is supposedly healthy.

Jordan Zimmermann
SP DET
7 days ago

Zimmerman threw a simulated game Tuesday, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Zimmerman has now thrown two workouts since his last scheduled start was skipped. He's felt good in said workouts and manager Brad Ausmus has said that his performance has been consistent across the sessions. However, there's still no indication as to when he'll return to action. Prior to being pulled from Detroit's rotation, Zimmerman had allowed 24 runs over his last four games (12.1 total innings).

Jordan Zimmermann
SP DET
1 week ago

Zimmerman threw a 25-pitch bullpen session on Saturday and believes he has improved his mechanics, reports Jason Beck of MLB.com.

EDGE Analysis

"Honestly, I'm getting better, and if the percentages are getting more of those bad ones [pitches] out of there, then I'm moving in the right direction," said the veteran right-hander. Zimmermann looks to return to the Tigers' lineup after giving up six runs in an inning-plus last time out; it was his first start in a month. Zimmermann says he feels fine, both healthwise and mechanically, but there is no word on when -- or if -- he will return to the rotation.

Jordan Zimmermann
SP DET
2 weeks ago

Zimmerman felt good Thursday after throwing a bullpen session Wednesday, Matthew B. Mowery of the Oakland Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Although his workout went well, the club didn't say when Zimmerman will make a start. However, more information regarding when he'll return to the mound should be available soon, as he's scheduled to throw another bullpen session Saturday.

Jordan Zimmermann
SP DET
2 weeks ago

The Tigers will skip Zimmermann's next scheduled start and have him toss a simulated game Wednesday, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Zimmermann is now healthy after two DL stints due to a right lat issue, but he was abysmal in his return to the mound Saturday against the Orioles serving up four hits (three homers) and three walks for six earned runs in one inning of duty. The Tigers aren't about to give up on Zimmermann after inking him to a five-year, $110 million deal last November, so he'll presumably just be working on some mechanical adjustments during the simulated game before likely reentering the rotation next week.

Jordan Zimmermann
SP DET
2 weeks ago

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus has not committed to Zimmerman making his next start, Matthew B. Mowery of the Oakland Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ausmus replied "we haven't decided that yet," when asked whether Zimmerman would make his next start. The right-hander was lit up Saturday night, giving up six runs on four hits and three walks in one inning -- Zimmerman's first start after spending the past five weeks on the disabled list due to a neck injury.

Jordan Zimmermann
SP DET
2 weeks ago

Zimmermann gave up three home runs and failed to get out of the second inning Saturday in his first game after a month-long period on the disabled list. He gave up four hits and six earned runs in 1.0 innings of work against the Orioles.

EDGE Analysis

The game was painfully similar to his last outing before the trip of the DL. In the two games combined, Zimmermann has pitched 2.2 innings and allowed 12 earned runs on five walks and 10 hits. The Tigers may face a difficult decision with Zimm over the last few weeks of the month as they fight for a wild card. The team can ill afford to be down 6-1 in the middle of the second inning of games like they were Saturday.

Jordan Zimmermann
SP DET
3 weeks ago

Zimmermann (neck) was activated from the 15-day DL on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

He's not due to return to the mound with the big club until Saturday, but the Tigers just went ahead and activated Zimmermann on Tuesday with plenty of active roster spots open. Zimmerman started Triple-A Toledo's final game Monday and was knocked around a bit, allowing six hits (including two homers) over 4.2 innings (76 pitches).

Jordan Zimmermann
SP DET
3 weeks ago

Zimmermann (neck) is in line to return from the DL to start Saturday against the Orioles, The Detroit News' Chris McCosky reports.

EDGE Analysis

ZImmermann is set for his third and final rehab start Monday at Triple-A Toledo, where he's expected to see his pitch count push closer to 75 after going 60 pitches in his last outing. Assuming Monday's start goes well, he'd then be in line to join the Tigers' rotation on his normal four days of rest. Matt Boyd or Daniel Norris would likely be dropped from the rotation in order to clear up a spot for Zimmermann, who has been limited to just one start since the All-Star break due to the injury.