Zimmermann struck out four and allowed four runs on four hits and zero walks over five innings in a no-decision against the White Sox on Saturday. Zimmermann actually had a perfect game through the first four innings, but faltered in the fifth inning by allowing four runs on four hits. The veteran right-hander threw only 74 pitches in his return from the disabled list and lines up for an unappealing matchup at Cleveland next Saturday.
Zimmermann (shoulder) was activated from the disabled list as expected Saturday and will take the hill against the White Sox. Zimmermann has been out since May 5 with a shoulder issue. Prior to the injury, he posted a mediocre 4.88 ERA in seven starts, though his strikeout rate had spiked up to 23.7 percent while his walk rate remained at a low 6.7 percent.
Zimmermann (shoulder) will take the mound versus the White Sox on Saturday, Chris McCosky of the Detroit News reports. Zimmermann pitched five innings during a rehab assignment with Low-A West Michigan on Monday and will toe the rubber in Chicago on normal rest after experiencing no problems during his three minor-league outings. The right-hander has made seven starts for the Tigers this year, logging a 4.88 ERA and 1.31 WHIP with a 32:9 K:BB across 31.1 innings.
Zimmermann (shoulder) allowed just a single run over 5.1 innings in a Monday rehab start for Low-A West Michigan. He gave up seven hits and struck out six. Making his third and possibly final rehab start, Zimmermann threw 89 pitches (60 for strikes) and generally looked sharp. The Tigers wanted to see the veteran righty stretch out a little bit more after he went 4.1 innings (72 pitches) in his previous rehab start for Triple-A Toledo on Wednesday. Zimmermann, who's been on the DL since early May, could return to the MLB rotation sometime during the upcoming weekend series against the White Sox. Before going down with the injury, the 32-year-old had a 4.88 ERA and 1.31 WHIP across seven starts.
Zimmermann (shoulder) is slated to make a rehab start Monday at Low-A West Michigan, Peter J. Wallner of MLive.com reports. It will be the third rehab outing overall for Zimmermann, who most recently covered 4.1 innings (72 pitches) for Triple-A Toledo on June 6. According to Emily Waldon of The Athletic Detroit, Zimmermann is slated to throw six innings or 90 pitches Monday in what will likely mark his final rehab outing before returning from the 10-day disabled list. He tentatively lines up to rejoin the Detroit rotation next weekend against the White Sox.