Zimmermann solid in rehab start with Whitecaps

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich -- Tigers pitcher Jordan Zimmermann threw 5 1/3 innings allowing 7 hits, a run and struck out 7 in a rehabilitation start Monday with the West Michigan Whitecaps.

Zimmermann is recovering from right shoulder impingement and said he feels ready to rejoin the Tigers rotation and expects that will happen this weekend in Chicago.

Monday against the South Bend Cubs, Zimmermann allowed 3 hits and a run in the 1st inning, but retired 9 of the final 10 hitters he faced.

Zimmermann threw 4 pitches, fastball, slider, curveball and changeup. His fastball topped out at 93 mph.

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