Jordan Zimmermann RUMORS & NEWS

  • Jordan Zimmermann hopes to avoid DL and make start on Tuesday

    ESPN "Detroit Tigers pitcher Jordan Zimmermann is optimistic he will be able to return to the mound next week. The 29-year-old pitcher has been encouraged by the progress made since the weekend and hopes to avoid the disabled list for the Grade 1 groin strain suffered in Sunday's game." May 28

  • A look at the numbers: Jordan Zimmermann's true value to the Tigers

    ESPN "By all accounts, the Detroit Tigers seemed relieved once they learned of starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann's diagnosis: a Grade 1 groin strain, considered the mildest level of strain. The team will be without the 29-year-old workhorse for his next slated start, which would have been Friday..." May 24

  • Tigers' Jordan Zimmermann: Leaves game with apparent injury

    CBS Sports "Zimmermann left Sunday's matchup against the Rays due to an apparent injury, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. " May 22

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    Jason Beck @beckjason

    Andrew Romine will wear number 17. He said he did not make Jordan Zimmermann buy number 27 from him.

  • Tigers In ‘Serious Talks’ With Free Agent SP Jordan Zimmerman

    CBS Detroit "The Detroit Tigers are using free agency to hunt down starting pitchers to improve what became a struggling rotation in 2015. Jordan Zimmerman would go a long way to help that cause. Reports surfaced late Saturday night that the Tigers and Zimmerman have begun “serious talks” about the..." November 29

  • Tigers agree to deal with starter Jordan Zimmermann

    Hardball Talk "Hey, the hot stove is finally generating some real fire … CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that the Tigers have agreed to terms on a contract with free agent starter Jordan Zimmermann. No word yet on the framework of the deal, but it’s likely worth more than $100 million. Zimmermann, 29,..." November 29

  • Zimmermann among Dodgers' top targets

    The Score "The Los Angeles Dodgers are reportedly keen to work out a new deal with Zack Greinke this offseason, but he isn't the only talented right-hander on the open market who's piqued the club's interest. Jordan Zimmermann, a two-time All-Star who finished among the top seven in National League Cy..." November 21

  • Report: Mutual interest between Cubs and Jordan Zimmermann, Jeff Samardzija

    Baseball Essential "It is no secret that the Chicago Cubs are on the lookout to upgrade their starting rotation and they have already been heavily connected to top free agent starting pitcher David Price (story here) and, as expected, they are showing interest in other free agent pitchers. Patrick Mooney of..." November 09

  • Jordan Zimmermann issues farewell to Nationals fans ahead of free agency

    Larry Brown Sports "The Nationals put together among the more talented starting rotations in Major League Baseball this season. However, it appears the unit will not look the same when the 2016 season gets underway. Jordan Zimmermann is eligible to be a free agent at season’s end and is expected to test the open..." October 06

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    Washington Nationals @Nationals

    The #Nats have reinstated RHP Jordan Zimmermann from the paternity list and optioned LHP Sammy Solis to Double-A Harrisburg.

  • Boston covets Nationals starter Jordan Zimmermann

    Boston Herald "There was some thought during the offseason that Jordan Zimmermann would end up pitching for the Red Sox, not against them when the Washington Nationals arrived at Fenway Park this week. The 28-year-old right-hander is one of just five pitchers to throw at least 700 innings with an ERA of 3.00..." April 14

  • Zimmermann: “It’s not looking good” for deal before opener

    Nats Insider "When Jordan Zimmermann reported for spring training nearly six weeks ago and said he wouldn’t hold any contract negotiations during the regular season, the right-hander essentially created a deadline for any talks with the Nationals to take place. And as that deadline fast approaches, there..." March 28

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Nationals planning another effort to sign Jordan Zimmermann long-term. Team has made multiple attempts. Entering walk year.

  • Jordan Zimmermann wants to stay in D.C. but understands his situation

    Washington Post "In a perfect world, Jordan Zimmermann wants to stay in Washington, the only organization he has ever known. But it’s not that simple and the Nationals’ homegrown star understands the position he is in. The Nationals control him for only one more year, the 2015 season, before he is eligible for..." November 20

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    The #Nats are informing teams that ace Jordan Zimmermann is available,but only if they get strong return,emphasizing it is not a salary dump

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    Paul Sullivan @PWSullivan

    Source says Cubs not getting Zimmermann from Nats and haven't exchanged names, as rumored.

  • Sources: Cubs in talks to acquire Nationals’ Jordan Zimmermann

    Chicago Sun-Times "The Cubs aren’t waiting around for Jon Lester to make a splash this winter for frontline starting pitching. Multiple sources said Tuesday the Cubs are in talks with the Washington Nationals to acquire right-hander Jordan Zimmermann, a two-time All-Star who has averaged 200 innings over the past..." November 12

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    William Ladson @washingnats

    #Nats RHP Jordan Zimmermann is not going on the disabled list. He will throw a bullpen today or tomorrow. #Nationals #MLB

  • Jordan Zimmermann flirts with perfection as Nationals handle Padres, 6-0

    Washington Post "On Sunday afternoon, preparing for his start out in the visiting bullpen at Petco Park, Jordan Zimmermann felt terrible. His curveballs were flat. His fastball strayed from the target. Washington Nationals pitching coach Steve McCatty thought he lacked focus. Zimmermann realized first pitch was..." June 09

  • Bryce Harper, Jordan Zimmermann lead Nationals to 9-2 rout of Marlins

    Washington Post "Two players central to the Washington Nationals’ plans began the season puzzlingly slow. Bryce Harper, the Nationals’ star outfielder, declared himself “lost” at the plate after only five games, and his equipment paid the price for his frustration. Jordan Zimmermann, the Nationals’ most consistent..." April 15

  • Zimmermann scratched with flu-like symptoms

    CSN Washington "The Nationals were forced to scratch Jordan Zimmermann from today’s scheduled start against the Mets when the right-hander came down with flu-like symptoms and now will send Tanner Roark to the mound instead for their 1:10 p.m. series finale at Citi Field. Zimmermann appears to be the latest..." April 03

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    Joel Sherman @Joelsherman1

    #Nationals and Jordan Zimmermann reach 2-yr, $24M deal. Buys out last 2 yrs of arb. Gets $7.5 in '14,$16.5 in '15.

  • Nationals discussing extensions with Jordan Zimmermann, Ian Desmond

    SB Nation "The Washington Nationals are talking to shortstop Ian Desmond and starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann about contract extensions to keep them in the nation's capitol long-term, reports Pete Kerzel of MASN Sports. General manager Mike Rizzo said last month that the team would like to lock in both..." December 26

  • Jordan Zimmermann and Ian Desmond being eyed for extensions by Nationals

    SB Nation "Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo says the the team would like to sign both starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann and shortstop Ian Desmond to long-term deals and has had discussions with both. "We certainly have an interest in getting it done, but I don't know if we'll get it done..." November 23

  • Inactive Zimmermann enjoys experience

    Nats Insider "Jordan Zimmermann would rather be pitching tonight in the All-Star Game than watching from the NL dugout, relegated to spectator due to a lingering neck injury. But make no mistake, the Nationals right-hander is happy to be here and is soaking in every moment of the experience. "Just being in..." July 16

  • Should Jordan Zimmermann skip All-Star Game?

    Nats Insider "The suggestion appeared to come out of the blue. Jordan Zimmermann, after another quality start last night in the Nationals' 3-1 loss to the Phillies, told reporters there's a chance he will skip Tuesday's All-Star Game to let his lingering stiff neck have more time to heal before the second half..." July 12

  • MLB Shop spells Jordan Zimmermann’s All-Star jersey wrong

    Washington Post "Jordan Zimmermann is a National League All-Star. That means that if you go to the MLB Shop, you can now buy a Jordan Zimmerman All-Star jersey. I mean, you know those Zimmermans. They’re all basically the same. Bryce Harper’s jersey appears to be all systems go." July 08

  • Zimmermann gets MLB-best 12th win

    CSN Washington "In 2012 Nationals starter Jordan Zimmermann held a 2.94 ERA, tenth best in the majors, through 195 2/3 innings pitched. He took the victory in just 12 of his 32 starts. In 2013 Zimmermann has a 2.46 ERA, good for ninth in the majors, and has 12 wins already in just 17 outings. He’s matched his..." July 02

  • Rendon, Zimmermann power Nationals past Diamondbacks, 3-2

    Washington Post "Anthony Rendon played second base in a handful of games between Little League and early June, when the Washington Nationals wedged him into the open spot in their infield. He found the difference trivial. “It’s the same stuff,” Rendon said. “It’s still baseball. The bases just got bigger.” Rendon..." June 27

  • Jordan Zimmermann gets no support in 2-1 loss to Padres

    Washington Post "The Washington Nationals’ lineup confronted a journeyman starting pitcher Saturday evening, and it still demanded near perfection out of Jordan Zimmermann. His offense allowed him no margin for mistakes, and in a crucial moment he made a decisive error on a simple play. Zimmermann remained..." May 19

  • Zimermann lifts Nats over Braves 2-0

    Washington Post "The Washington Nationals’ season has begun with a rocky start of inconsistent play, a losing record in the first month and the team bending from the weight of lofty expectations. On Wednesday, they sent their best pitcher to the mound against their toughest division opponent, and Jordan Zimmermann..." May 02

  • Harper’s home run backs Zimmermann’s start as Washington earns 5-2 win

    Washington Post "The baseball makes a different sound when it has the misfortune of colliding with the barrel of Bryce Harper’s bat. Other hitters’ contact creates a thud or a crack. Not Harper’s. It is a thunderclap, a sonic wave that does not travel through the air but, for a moment, fills it. The sound stood..." April 11

  • Nationals hope to avoid arbitration with Jordan Zimmermann

    Washington Post "Nationals General Manager Mike Rizzo says he hopes to avoid an arbitration hearing with Jordan Zimmermann, the only remaining arbitration-eligible National yet to agree to a deal for his 2013 salary, and could be open to multi-year-deal talks with Ian Desmond and Zimmermann. The Nationals reached..." April 01

  • Zimmermann may be ready for a change for the better

    Washington Post "Jordan Zimmermann has a change-up. That sounds innocent enough. But in baseball, that’s like saying a gorilla just learned how to use a machine gun. Every pitcher who lacks a change-up is dying to get one. It makes every other pitch look better by contrast. But there may not be a hard-throwing..." March 20

  • No 'dead arm' issue for Zimmermann this time

    CSN Washington "It's a difficult thing to explain, the "dead arm" sensation that so many pitchers experience during spring training, and Jordan Zimmermann struggled today to put into words what he felt five days previous when he was rocked by the Cardinals for eight runs in only three innings. "The other day,..." March 14

  • Jordan Zimmermann dealing with normal “dead-arm”

    Washington Post "Jordan Zimmermann stood on the mound on Friday afternoon in Viera for his third start of a long spring training and fired fastballs at the St. Louis Cardinals hitters. The pitches were within his normal range of velocity, especially for this time of the year. But the pitches were often too high in..." March 09

  • Jordan Zimmermann dealing with normal “dead-arm”

    Washington Post "Jordan Zimmermann stood on the mound on Friday afternoon in Viera for his third start of a long spring training and fired fastballs at the St. Louis Cardinals hitters. The pitches were within his normal range of velocity, especially for this time of the year. But the pitches were often too high in..." March 08

  • Zimmermann strong in spring training debut

    CSN Washington "Just as pitchers don't want to put too much stock in a bad outing to start spring training, neither do they want to give too much credence to a good appearance in late-February. Jordan Zimmermann, though, couldn't find much of anything to be disappointed with after his Grapefruit League debut..." February 25

  • Zimmermann Happy With Change; First Outing Of The Spring vs Miami

    Federal Baseball "When Jordan Zimmermann talked to reporters earlier this week, the Washington Nationals' starter said he was going to focus on using his change as more of a weapon this season so that opposing hitters had something else to think about when facing him. The 26-year-old, '07 2nd Round pick has used a..." February 24

  • Jordan Zimmermann is working on his change-up — again

    Washington Post "Yesterday, Jordan Zimmermann was asked what he wanted to work on this spring. “Change-up,” he replied. He said the same thing last year. The Jordan Zimmermann Change-up Watch has become a rite of Nationals spring training. He hopes and expects this season will be different. Last year, Zimmermann..." February 22

  • Jordan Zimmermann Trying To Get Comfortable With Change

    Federal Baseball ""[Jordan Zimmermann] was throwing some pretty good changeups, [and] his late-breaking slider. He looked good," Davey Johnson told reporters this afternoon after watching his 26-year-old right-hander toss a live BP session at the Nats' Spring home. The Washington Nationals' skipper and Nationals'..." February 21

  • Building A Better Jordan Zimmermann

    Federal Baseball "Jordan Zimmermann took advantage of the time he had to work on his game after he was shut down in late August of 2011 in his first year back following Tommy John surgery, to try to add a changeup he had confidence in to his repertoire. The then-25-year-old right-hander said he'd found a grip he..." February 17

  • Jordan Zimmermann, Nationals avoid arbitration

    Washington Post "The Nationals reached a one-year contract with right-handed starter Jordan Zimmermann, allowing them to avoid arbitration with all seven of their eligible players. When the two sides exchanged figures last month, Zimmermann asked for $5.8 million and the Nationals offered $4.8 million. An..." February 16

  • Nationals and RHP Jordan Zimmermann agree to one-year deal

    Washington Post "The Washington Nationals and right-hander Jordan Zimmermann have agreed to a one-year contract, avoiding arbitration. Terms of the deal announced Friday by the Nationals were not immediately known. The 26-year-old Zimmermann had asked for $5.8 million, while the Nationals submitted $4.6..." February 15

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