OUTJordan Zimmermann
SP DET
5 days ago

Zimmermann (neck) threw pain-free off a mound last week, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

The right-hander was treated with injections and underwent physical therapy earlier in the offseason to address the neck and back pain he dealt with throughout a significant portion of 2016. It sounds like he's doing well and is on track for spring training. Zimmermann saw his strikeout rate plummet in his first season with Detroit (from 7.3 K/9 to 5.6), coinciding with another downtick in average fastball velocity.

OUTJordan Zimmermann
SP DET
2 months ago

Zimmermann (neck) has received injections to help treat his neck pain, George Sipple of the Detroit Free Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Zimmermann is apparently feeling no pain during his physical therapy this offseason, but he has been receiving scheduled neck injections to help combat the pain that plagued him at times during the 2016 season. The 30-year-old is coming off a disappointing campaign in which he posted a 4.87 ERA over 105.1 innings, but figures to be a key piece in the Tigers' rotation this year.

OUTJordan Zimmermann
SP DET
4 months ago

Zimmermann is now scheduled to start Saturday against the Braves.

EDGE Analysis

Thursday's postponement will not cost Zimmermann his start, as he'll simply move back to Saturday. Zimmermann hasn't looked like himself all year and has battled neck and lat issues, but he threw three innings of one-run ball in relief last weekend and will look to build on that momentum in his final regular-season appearance.

OUTJordan Zimmermann
SP DET
4 months ago

Zimmermann will start Friday against the Braves, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Diminished velocity and sloppy mechanics led to Zimmermann's removal from the starting rotation, but he earned one final start with a successful relief appearance Sunday (one earned run in three innings). Zimmermann has fared far better on the road this season (2.47 ERA) and Friday's game will be in Atlanta, but the Braves haven't been the doormat they were in the first half.

OUTJordan Zimmermann
SP DET
4 months 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.

OUTJordan Zimmermann
SP DET
4 months 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.

OUTJordan Zimmermann
SP DET
4 months 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).

OUTJordan Zimmermann
SP DET
4 months 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.

OUTJordan Zimmermann
SP DET
4 months 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.

OUTJordan Zimmermann
SP DET
4 months 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.