DTDJordan Zimmermann
SP DET
21 hours ago

Manager Brad Ausmus said Zimmerman (neck) remains on track to start Thursday against the Twins, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Zimmerman has been sidelined nearly two weeks with a neck issue, but he was able to throw a bullpen session with no issues Monday, clearing the way for him to rejoin the Tigers' rotation later in the week. The 31-year-old owns an unsightly 6.18 ERA to go along with his weak 14.2 percent strikeout rate, so he should be avoided in most formats when he returns to the mound.

DTDJordan Zimmermann
SP DET
3 days ago

Zimmermann (neck) expects to start Thursday against the Twins if his next bullpen session goes well, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

He has been out almost two weeks with a neck issue, but has been throwing on the side, and is poised to rejoin the rotation next week. Zimmermann's 6.18 ERA is by far the worst ERA in the majors among qualified starters and he also has a bottom-five strikeout rate (14.2 percent), so he should be avoided in most formats even if he returns this season.

DTDJordan Zimmermann
SP DET
5 days ago

Zimmerman (neck) will toss a side session prior to Friday's game against the White Sox, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Brad Ausmus added that Zimmerman will likely need another side session following Friday's time on the mound, and if all checks out, the right-hander could be back in the rotation for a start in the near future. But if there appears to be any sort of hiccup with Zimmerman's condition over the next few days, the club will probably shut him down for the rest of the season. There should be a more definitive timetable following his throwing session Friday.

DTDJordan Zimmermann
SP DET
7 days ago

Zimmermann (neck) threw from 100 feet Tuesday, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Zimmermann threw 25 short tosses on Monday and was ample to ramp things up to some longer distance throwing on Tuesday. He said he felt good after the throwing session and will look to begin throwing from a mound in the next day or two. We'll get a better idea as to when he can return to live action following his mound session this week.

DTDJordan Zimmermann
SP DET
1 week ago

Zimmerman received another nerve block injection to treat pain in his neck Monday, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Zimmermann has rejoined the team and is going to play catch Monday. There's yet to be any indication as to when he'll next take the mound, as Zimmermann will have to increase his level of activity before Detroit considers starting him again. Zimmermann had been struggling prior to getting hurt. Over his last five starts he threw for an 11.03 ERA and 2.24 WHIP.

DTDJordan Zimmermann
SP DET
2 weeks ago

Zimmermann will receive a nerve block injection in Dallas on Wednesday to help treat his recent neck pain, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Zimmermann has already been ruled out for his next scheduled start due to the neck ailment, and it's unclear when he'll rejoin the rotation at this point. He received a similar injection back in November that did well to relieve neck pain that plagued him throughout 2016, so he's hoping Wednesday's injection will provide the same effect. Zimmermann is expected to join the Tigers in Cleveland next week, at which point there will likely be a clearer idea regarding his return date.

DTDJordan Zimmermann
SP DET
2 weeks ago

Zimmermann won't make his next scheduled start Sept. 9 against the Blue Jays after experiencing next pain during his last two outings, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Zimmermann's neck injury may have factored into his ugly start against the Indians on Saturday, when he was lit up for five runs on 12 hits over five frames while taking a loss. He'll head to Texas to meet with a specialist early this week and could require a nerve-block injection to address the pain he's been nursing of late. The Tigers' rotation depth has already been tested of late due the recent trade of Justin Verlander and the unavailability of Michael Fulmer (elbow), so it isn't immediately clear who would replace Zimmermann in the rotation. Drew VerHagen and Daniel Norris could represent the most logical replacements.

DTDJordan Zimmermann
SP DET
2 weeks ago

Zimmermann (8-12) was rocked for five runs on 12 hits in five innings of work in Saturday's loss to the Indians. He struck out two in the contest.

EDGE Analysis

The right-hander's struggles in the previous month carried into his first start of September, as he now has a 7.65 ERA and a 1.78 WHIP in seven starts since the start of August. His upside is also limited given his lack of strikeouts in that span, as he compiled just 19 strikeouts in that same span. Zimmermann will look to right the ship when he faces the Blue Jays in his next scheduled start.

DTDJordan Zimmermann
SP DET
3 weeks ago

Zimmermann (8-11) allowed three runs on nine hits and a walk with three strikeouts over five innings but still took home the victory Monday against the Rockies.

EDGE Analysis

Zimmermann still hasn't finished the sixth inning since August 7 against Pittsburgh, an uncharacteristically shaky stretch for the right-hander. He at least broke his unenviable streak of allowing seven runs in his past three starts, but Zimmermann was struggling to miss bats and was frankly lucky to escape with just three runs allowed after allowing 10 baserunners at Coors Field. His ERA sits at an atrocious 6.08.

DTDJordan Zimmermann
SP DET
4 weeks ago

Zimmermann (7-11) took the loss against the Yankees on Wednesday, allowing seven runs on nine hits and a walk over five innings while failing to strike out a batter.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran righty has now been rocked for exactly seven runs in each of his last three starts, inflating his ERA back up to 6.11 -- the highest it's been since the end of May. Zimmermann was already unrosterable in almost any fantasy format, but that becomes doubly true considering his next outing Monday is at Coors Field.