By Adam Roberts – 5/11/2021
Brewers’ pitcher Jordan Zimmermann has announced his retirement today.
While undoubtedly his career highlight was the 1-0 no-hitter against the Marlins in 2014, Zimmermann always had a desire to someday play for his hometown team in Milwaukee. While his time in the Cream City was short and his statistics negligible, it seems a fitting way for the 13-year MLB career to end for the Stevens Point alum.
Zimmermann was drafted by Washington in 2007 and worked his way up to probably the best pitcher in the rotation for a while in the early 2010s. By 2015 though the team needed to invest in a big contract for either Zimmermann or Max Scherzer and chose to bet on Max. Despite his All-Star performances in recent seasons, Zimmermann agreed to a deal with the Detroit Tigers. There his career stalled out due to injury issues, ultimately wrapping up in a final few months with the Crew.
Zimmermann’s final career stats include a 21 WAR, 95-91 overall record, and 4.07 career ERA with 1,271 strikeouts over 1,614 innings of work.