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Zimmermann Expected To Start Saturday In Chicago

Zimmermann has not pitched since May 5

June 15, 2018 - 8:35 pm

(97.1 The Ticket) -- Tigers pitcher Jordan Zimmermann is expected to make his return to the mound Saturday in Chicago after missing more than a month on the disabled list.

Zimmermann, who has not pitched since May 5, has been on the disabled list since May 8 with a right shoulder impingement.

Chris McCosky of the Detroit News reported Friday that Zimmermann is expected to make his return to the Majors against the White Sox.

Zimmermann made three Minor League rehab starts -- two at Triple-A Toledo and one at Single-A West Michigan.

His first rehab start at Toledo did not go so well. He allowed seven earned runs on seven hits and a pair of walks in just 2/3 of an inning.

He bounced back to allow just one run in 4 1/3 innings in his next start with the Mud Hens. His final rehab start was Monday, allowing a run on seven hits across 5 1/3 innings, extending his workload to 89 pitches.

Zimmermann was 2-0 with a 4.88 ERA over seven starts with the Tigers this year before his injury. He threw five scoreless innings in his last outing at Kansas City, which he exited early, reportedly exhausted while battling the flu.

He allowed six earned runs and nine hits in his lone start against the White Sox this season, back on April 5.

He is set to square off with Lucas Giolito, who is in his first full season in the Majors. The Tigers tagged Giolito for five runs in 5 2/3 innings on April 7.