SP - DET
Detroit Tigers right-hander Jordan Zimmermann threw three scoreless innings in a 6-3 win over the Cardinals in the second game of a Thursday doubleheader. Zimmermann struck out two and walked one.
Zimmermann was activated from the IL earlier in the day after dealing with a forearm injury for the first two months of the season. His days of being a fantasy option are long past.
Jordan Zimmerman, who has been out all year with a forearm injury, has been activated from the injured list and will start Game 2 of Thursday's doubleheader against the Cardinals.
Zimmerman should help the Tigers eat some innings down the stretch but he's not a recommended streaming option against the Cardinals in his first game back.
Jordan Zimmermann, who has not pitched this season because of a forearm injury, will throw live BP on Friday. If he does not have any setbacks he could return next week when he is eligible.
Zimmermann had a 6.91 ERA in 112 innings pitched last season. The Tigers have the second-worst starting pitcher ERA in baseball this season ahead of only the Red Sox. Zimmermann probably wouldn't get a chance to start on any other club. Fantasy owners in standard 12-team redraft leagues can leave him on the waiver wire.
Jordan Zimmerman (forearm) threw a bullpen session on Friday.
It was Zimmerman's first bullpen since his forearm injury occurred. He's currently on the 45-day IL and it's unclear if he'll pitch again this season.
The Tigers placed RHP Jordan Zimmeran on the 45-day injured list with a right forearm strain.
This is the same issue that cost Zimmerman time in 2019. He was scratched from Friday's intrasquad start with forearm tightness, which has turned out to be a bigger issue. The 34-year-old is in the final year of a five-year, $110 million contract with the Tigers. It's unclear if he'll pitch at all this season.