According to a statement released by the club on Monday afternoon, the Detroit Tigers have placed starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann on the 15-day disabled list. With the transaction listed as retroactive to July 1, the veteran right-hander has been forced to the sideline due to what is being referred to as a strained neck.
In a corresponding roster move, the Tigers have elected to recall fellow right-hander Dustin Molleken from Triple-A Toledo.
— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) July 4, 2016
The 30-year-old Zimmermann had faltered as of late for the Tigers after beginning the 2016 regular season as the league’s hottest starting pitcher. Making 15 starts prior to landing on the 15-day disabled list on Monday, he has amassed a 3.95 ERA across 95.2 innings of work.
Posting as 9-4 record as well, Zimmermann has struck out 60 opposing batters while walking just 18 others.
A two-time All-Star, he began the year with a perfect 5-0 record accompanied by a microscopic 0.55 ERA. With all five of those wins coming during the month of April, Zimmermann then posted an even 2-2 record in May before ballooning his 2016 ERA from 2.52 to nearly 4.00 by the end of June.
Currently in the midst of his first season as a member of the Tigers, Zimmermann previously spent his first seven big league campaigns in our nation’s capital with the Washington Nationals. In what would ultimately become his final season in Washington in 2015, he registered a 3.66 ERA across 33 starts and a total of 201. innings of work.