Tigers announce signing of Jordan Zimmermann

Posted at 5:16 PM, Nov 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-30 17:16:36-05

The Detroit Tigers held a press conference on Monday afternoon where they announced the signing of starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann.

"We are very excited to add a pitcher of Jordan's caliber to our roster," Tigers Exective Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Al Avila said in a release. "Jordan is a durable pitcher who pounds the strike zone and attacks the hitter on every pitch. He's a top of the rotation type talen we've been targeting this offseason."

Zimmermann has spent the last seven seasons with the Washington Nationals. In his last four seasons, he started over 30 games and is a two-time all-star.

Last year, he started 33 games and was 13-10 with the Nationals. In 201.2 innings pitched, he gave up 204 hits, 82 earned runs, 24 home runs and had 164 strikeouts with a 3.66 ERA.

In his career, he has a 3.32 ERA and 93 strikeouts with a 1.159 WHIP.

Earlier this year, Avila said the team would be pursuing two starting pitchers in the off-season to add to the rotation.

Avila already upgraded the bullpen by trading for closer Francisco Rodriguez  earlier in the offseason. He also traded for outfielder Cameron Maybin.