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Grand Rapids Press 11 hours ago
Jordan Zimmermann, Daniel Norris not yet ready for return from DL

Jordan Zimmermann, Daniel Norris not yet ready for return from DL

Ausmus said the rotation has not yet been set beyond the Boston series and there could be some adjustments because of upcoming off days on Thursday and Monday. BOSTON -- Both Jordan Zimmermann and Daniel Norris will get an additional rehab start in the minor leagues, meaning the Detroit Tigers pitching rotation is likely to remain intact for at least another week. The decision means Matt Boyd will almost certainly get another start this week; Anibal Sanchez might get another turn in the rotation depending on how the Tigers juggle two upcoming off...
Bless You Boys 21 hours ago

Tigers’ Jordan Zimmermann throws 4 scoreless innings in rehab start for Mud Hens

Scores, news, and notes from the Detroit Tigers’ farm system on Sunday, July 24, 2016. Norfolk Tides 4, Toledo Mud Hens 3 (F/10) (box) Jordan Zimmermann threw four scoreless innings in a rehab start, but Thad Weber and the bullpen could not make an early 2-0 Mud Hens lead stand up. Zimmermann threw 50 pitches in the outing, allowed four hits, and struck out two. Steven Moya hit a game-tying solo home run in the top of the ninth inning, but reliever Preston Guilmet allowed a run after an L.J. Hoes triple in the bottom of the 10th. John Hicks had a double and two RBI for Toledo. Moya: 2-5,...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 24, 2016
Jordan Zimmermann, Daniel Norris make rehab starts as decisions for Tigers loom

Jordan Zimmermann, Daniel Norris make rehab starts as decisions for Tigers loom

Justin Zimmermann pitched four scoreless innings for Triple-A Toledo on Sunday at Norfolk, Va. He allowed four hits, struck out two and did not walk a batter. CHICAGO -- The Detroit Tigers' two injured starting pitchers made rehab starts on back-to-back days this weekend. The results were starkly different. Whether that affects the speed with which they return to the big-league club remains to be seen. Jordan Zimmermann pitched four scoreless innings for Triple-A Toledo on Sunday at Norfolk, Va. He allowed four hits, struck out two and did not walk a...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 18, 2016
Tigers injury updates: Daniel Norris, Jordan Zimmermann, J.D. Martinez

Tigers injury updates: Daniel Norris, Jordan Zimmermann, J.D. Martinez

If all goes well tonight, Daniel Norris could start for the Tigers as early as Saturday in Chicago. The Detroit Tigers' two injured starting pitchers are continuing the road to recovery.  Daniel Norris (oblique strain) will make a rehab appearance Monday night in Triple-A Toledo. If all goes well, and he reaches his 70-pitch target without any discomfort, Ausmus said he could make his next start with the Tigers. That could be as early as Saturday in Chicago. Jordan Zimmermann, who is recovering from a neck strain, threw 25 fastballs in a bullpen session...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 18, 2016
Jarrod Saltalamacchia appears to have become Matt Boyd's personal catcher

Jarrod Saltalamacchia appears to have become Matt Boyd's personal catcher

Saltalamacchia has started all seven of Boyds starts in 2016. Theres a comfort level there, Ausmus said. Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus didn't use the phrase, but it appears increasingly likely that backup Jarrod Saltalamacchia has become Matt Boyd's personal catcher. Saltalamacchia was in the starting lineup for Monday's series opener with the Minnesota Twins. But it wasn't because he hit a game-winning home run on Sunday afternoon. Nor was it because regular catcher James McCann is slumping at the plate. "It's strictly about Boyd and Salty," Ausmus said....
Bless You Boys Jul 16, 2016

Daniel Norris, Jordan Zimmermann will need to rehab before rejoining Tigers rotation

J.D. Martinez’s fractured elbow is still healing, too. Neither pitchers Daniel Norris nor Jordan Zimmermann have recovered enough to return to the Detroit Tigers just yet. Norris will make a rehab start with the Mud Hens on Monday, but it’s doubtful that either will be ready in time for what would be their next starts. Also, J.D. Martinez is making progress but he’s still a ways off from rejoining the team. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus told reporters on Saturday that Zimmermann would likely need two rehab starts before the team would be able to get him back. He’s scheduled to throw a...
Bless You Boys Jul 16, 2016

MLB trade rumors: Diamondbacks willing to deal relievers, could bolster Tigers bullpen

Tyler Clippard and Daniel Hudson could be on the move this July. Heading into the 2016 season, not many National League teams were expected to compete for a playoff spot. The league was very top-heavy in 2015, and few non-contending clubs were in position to move into that upper tier this season. One of those teams many thought would be capable of making noise was the Arizona Diamondbacks, who made a flurry of surprising moves last winter, including signing Zack Greinke for $206.5 million and trading for starting pitcher Shelby Miller. Unfortunately, things haven’t worked out. The...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 15, 2016
Anibal Sanchez, Matt Boyd to get starts for Tigers next week

Anibal Sanchez, Matt Boyd to get starts for Tigers next week

Jordan Zimmermann and Daniel Norris are making progress but might need a minor-league rehab start before being ready, Ausmus said. Matt Boyd and Anibal Sanchez will start Monday and Tuesday against the Minnesota Twins, according to Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus, who said the Tigers' two injured starters aren't quite ready to return. Jordan Zimmermann and Daniel Norris are making progress but might need a minor-league rehab start before being ready, Ausmus said. Zimmermann said he played catch for the first time on Friday and plans to do long-toss on...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 8, 2016
Jordan Zimmermann was worried he had thoracic outlet syndrome

Jordan Zimmermann was worried he had thoracic outlet syndrome

Test results cleared him of TOS, and he plans to resume throwing again next week. TORONTO -- It's ravaged a laundry list of pitchers in Major League Baseball, from Josh Beckett to Jamie Garcia. It ended the career of Chris Carpenter. And now it has New York Mets starter Matt Harvey planning season-ending surgery. Thoracic outlet syndrome is nothing to scoff at -- it's serious and damaging -- and Tigers starter Jordan Zimmermann, placed on the 15-day disabled list earlier this week with a strain in his neck, feared he had it. "King of thought it was," Zimmermann...
MetsBlog Jul 8, 2016

The game of the year... so far

Last night's win against the Nationals was the best game of the year, no doubt.
Bless You Boys Jul 8, 2016

Detroit Tigers Links could use an All-Star break

The All-Star break arrives at a good time for the Tigers. The Tigers could use a little break. The All-Star break can't come soon enough. First, it would supply some recovery time. The team received good news with regards to their starting pitching injuries. Daniel Norris is expected to return quickly after the All-Star break and Jordan Zimmermann's neck injury has been deemed minor. Oh yeah, and that J.D. Martinez guy. He is trending more toward the six-week portion of his 4-6 week fractured elbow timeline meaning he likely will not be available until August. The break should also give the...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 6, 2016
Jordan Zimmermann may not miss a start post-All-Star break after all

Jordan Zimmermann may not miss a start post-All-Star break after all

Tests done by a specialist Wednesday showed no further damage to his strained neck. CLEVELAND -- There was some concern earlier today the neck strain Jordan Zimmermann has been dealing with of late was more serious than originally thought. But after a visit to a neck specialist, Zimmermann, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday, got some good news Wednesday: there's nothing more there and he may not have to miss a start after the All-Star break after all. "It's basically what they thought," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said after his team's 12-2 win...
Bless You Boys Jul 4, 2016

Tigers' Jordan Zimmermann placed on the 15-day disabled list with neck strain

Anibal Sanchez moves to the rotation to face the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday. The Detroit Tigers announced Monday that starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann has been placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 1. The right-hander is suffering from a neck strain on his right side. As a result he’ll be out of the Tigers’ rotation until at least July 16, the second game after the All-Star break. As reported by MLB.com's Jason Beck,  the Tigers announced that Anibal Sanchez will move to the rotation on Tuesday night to start against the Cleveland Indians. As a corresponding move,...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 4, 2016
Tigers place Jordan Zimmermann on disabled list with right neck strain

Tigers place Jordan Zimmermann on disabled list with right neck strain

Anibal Sanchez will start for the Tigers on Tuesday. Dustin Molleken has been recalled from Triple-A Toledo. CLEVELAND -- There might be an explanation for Jordan Zimmermann's bumpy return from a pulled groin. He has a neck strain. The Detroit Tigers placed Zimmermann on the 15-day disabled list Monday, retroactive to July 1, with a strain on the right side of his neck. He'll miss his scheduled start Tuesday against the Cleveland Indians, moving Anibal Sanchez back into the starting rotation, while right hander Dustin Molleken has been recalled from Triple-A...
Akron Beacon Journal Jul 3, 2016

Indians: Matchups for upcoming games

MONDAY: Tigers at IndiansTime: 7:10 p.m.TV: STOPitchers: Daniel Norris (1-0, 4.09) vs. Danny Salazar (10-3, 2.22)TUESDAY: Tigers at IndiansTime: 7:10 p.m.TV: STOPitchers: Jordan Zimmermann (9-4, 3.95) vs. Carlos Carrasco (4-2, 2.56)WEDNESDAY: Tigers at IndiansTime: 12:10 p.m.TV: STOTHURSDAY: Yankees at IndiansTime: 7:10 p.m.TV: STO, WKYC (Channel 3)FRIDAY: Yankees at IndiansTime: 7:10 p.m.TV: STOSATURDAY: Yankees at IndiansTime: 4:10 p.m.TV: STOSUNDAY: Yankees at IndiansTime: 1:10 p.m.TV: STO

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