Jordan Zimmermann
SP DET
4 months ago

Zimmermann gave up two runs on four hits over six innings against the Royals on Wednesday. He struck out three, walked one, and didn't factor into the decision.

EDGE Analysis

Zimmermann's career has been trending negatively for the last few seasons, and this was his worst yet -- that 6.08 ERA and 1.55 WHIP are easily career worsts, and his strikeouts are way down from his prime. At least Zimmermann didn't give up a homer in this outing, leaving him with exactly 29 surrendered in 29 starts this season.

Jordan Zimmermann
SP DET
4 months ago

Zimmermann (8-13) allowed three runs on five hits and a walk while striking out four batters through four innings to take the loss against Minnesota on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Zimmermann missed nearly three weeks with a neck injury, so exiting after four innings and just 69 pitches wasn't overly surprising. It's been another disappointing fantasy campaign, as the veteran righty sports a 6.19 ERA, 1.58 WHIP and 5.8 K/9 for the year. Zimmermann projects to make his final start of the season against Kansas City at Kauffman Stadium.

Jordan Zimmermann
SP DET
4 months ago

Zimmermann (neck) will take the hill against Minnesota on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Zimmermann will be back in action after a missing almost three weeks due to a neck issue, which stemmed from his outing against the Indians on Sept. 2. During that game, the right-hander allowed five earned runs off 12 hits in five innings. He appears to be ready to go after tossing a couple side sessions earlier this week, and should be able to make a couple more starts before the end of the 2017 season.

Jordan Zimmermann
SP DET
4 months 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.

Jordan Zimmermann
SP DET
4 months 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.

Jordan Zimmermann
SP DET
4 months 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.

Jordan Zimmermann
SP DET
4 months 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.

Jordan Zimmermann
SP DET
4 months 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.

Jordan Zimmermann
SP DET
5 months 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.

Jordan Zimmermann
SP DET
5 months 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.