15DJordan ZimmermannSP DET 2 days ago
Zimmerman (neck) will make a rehab start for Triple-A Toledo on Friday.
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.
15DJordan ZimmermannSP DET 3 days ago
Zimmerman (neck) will make at least one more rehab appearance before returning to Detroit, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
Zimmerman took the hill at Triple-A Toledo on Sunday, pitching four scoreless innings while striking out two and walking none. While it was certainly an encouraging outing, the Tigers likely want to build up his arm strength before bringing him back from the disabled list.
15DJordan ZimmermannSP DET 4 days ago
Zimmermann (neck) pitched four scoreless innings in a rehab assignment for Triple-A Toledo on Sunday. He allowed four hits, struck out two and did not issue a walk.
Zimmerman was efficient, perhaps too efficient in a 50-pitch outing -- he will likely need another outing to get back to major-league readiness.
15DJordan ZimmermannSP DET 7 days ago
Zimmermann (neck) completed another bullpen session Thursday and will make a rehab start Sunday for Triple-A Toledo barring any setbacks, MLB.com's Jason Beck reports.
Zimmermann landed on the DL in early July and has continued to make progress with his neck strain since. After he completes his rehab start Sunday, he could return to the team at some point next week as the chase for the playoffs begin to ramp up.
15DJordan ZimmermannSP DET 1 week ago
Zimmerman (neck) tossed a 25-pitch bullpen session Monday, Anthony French of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Zimmerman continues to work his way back from a strained neck, and Monday marked his first time throwing off of elevated ground. The 30-year-old threw 25 fastballs, and manager Brad Ausmus reported that Zimmerman felt "no discomfort" afterward. The next step is unclear at this point, but Zimmerman figures to require a brief rehab stint prior to returning to the Tigers.
15DJordan ZimmermannSP DET 2 weeks ago
Zimmermann (neck) could throw a bullpen session Monday, Matthew Mowery of the Oakland Press reports.
A neck strain forced Zimmermann to the DL at the beginning of the month, but after undergoing a chiropractic adjustment Friday, he's feeling good and appears close to returning to elevated ground. The 30-year-old figures to ultimately head out for a brief rehab assignment before slotting back into the major league rotation. Hopefully the time off will allow Zimmermann to return somewhere close to his early-season form.
15DJordan ZimmermannSP DET 3 weeks ago
Zimmermann was placed on the 15-day DL retroactive to July 1 with a neck strain Monday, MLB.com's Jason Beck reports.
Zimmermann wasn't his usual self in his last start Thursday, as he allowed five runs (four earned) en route to a no-decision. Some neck discomfort may have been in play in that start, as the right-hander will land on the DL through the All-Star break. Anibal Sanchez will start in his place Tuesday against the Indians, while Zimmerman will be eligible for a return almost immediately after the break.
15DJordan ZimmermannSP DET 4 weeks ago
Zimmermann (9-4) allowed five runs, four of which were earned, on nine hits and two walks while striking out three over six innings, but received no decision Thursday at the Rays.
After allowing a run in the first inning, Zimmermann was tagged for four runs in the third inning, but the Tigers' offense came up big late in the contest to take him off the hook for a potential loss. Since owning a 2.58 ERA on June 3, he's now failed to post a quality start in four of his last five starts to raise his ERA to 3.95. He'll make his next start Tuesday at the Indians.
15DJordan ZimmermannSP DET 1 month ago
Zimmerman (9-4) allowed seven runs on nine hits while striking out three over 3.2 innings to take the loss Friday against the Tigers.
Zimmerman gave up a pair of runs in the second inning before falling apart in the fourth inning, when he allowed five runs without completing the frame. Since owning a 1.50 ERA on May 11, he's now allowed 30 earned runs over his last 41.2 innings to raise his ERA to 3.81. He'll make his next start Thursday at the Rays.
15DJordan ZimmermannSP DET 1 month ago
Zimmerman allowed one run on four hits while striking out five over eight innings, but received no decision Sunday at the Royals.
Zimmerman only received a single run of offensive support, and his dominant effort failed to result in a victory. After allowing 11 earned runs in his last 11.2 innings over two starts, his solid effort lowered his ERA to 3.24. He'll make his next start Friday against the Indians.