Manager Ron Gardenhire said Thursday that Zimmermann is tending to a muscle strain in addition to his sprained right elbow and is "probably a month" away from returning from the 10-day injured list, Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic reports. When Zimmermann was shut down with a UCL sprain in late April, it was estimated that he would be sidelined for 3-to-4 weeks. Gardenhire's comments suggest Zimmermann's setback will result in the 32-year-old's recovery timeline being pushed back another four weeks, putting him in line for a mid-June return at the earliest. The Tigers were already lacking in quality rotation depth heading into 2019, and injuries to Zimmermann, Michael Fulmer (elbow), Matt Moore (knee) and Tyson Ross (elbow) have only compounded matters.
Zimmermann (elbow) is still feeling discomfort when throwing, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports. Zimmermann doesn't appear to have suffered any setbacks, he's just not progressed as quickly as expected from the sprained UCL he suffered in late April. He had initially be tracking towards a return in late May but now appears to be behind that timeline.
Zimmermann (elbow) was cleared to play catch Sunday, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports. Zimmermann was only able to complete some light tosses off flat ground in what marked his first activity since landing on the 10-day injured list last week with a UCL sprain in his right elbow. The Tigers haven't outlined a formal timeline for Zimmermann's return from the IL, but it's expected he'll be sidelined for a minimum of 3-to-4 weeks while working through the elbow issue. Ryan Carpenter is the leading candidate to receive a callup from Triple-A Toledo to enter the rotation when the Tigers first require a fifth starter during their May 11 doubleheader in Minnesota.
Zimmermann (elbow) has been shut down from throwing for one week, and in a best-case scenario, he could return from the injured list in 3-to-4 weeks, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports. Zimmermann was moved to the 10-day injured list Friday, although he won't be ready to return to game action after the 10-day minimum. Another update on the right-hander's status should come when he resumes throwing.
Zimmermann was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday with a UCL sprain in his right elbow. Zimmermann lasted only three innings during Thursday's start as he felt elbow discomfort, and further testing Friday didn't provide encouraging news. The veteran right-hander will be eligible to come off the injured list May 7, but he seems likely to face a longer absence.