Former Washington Nationals Pitcher Jordan Zimmerman today announced his retirement from Major League Baseball. At 34, his final appearances were with his hometown team, the Brewers. He last pitched on Friday and threw two scoreless innings. Before injuries in Detroit, he threw the Nationals’ first no-hitter and was a two-time all-star.
In his thirteen years in Major League Baseball, Zimmerman went 95-91 with an ERA of 4.07 and pitched in 279 games. In his seven years as a Washington Nationals pitcher, Zimmerman went 70-50 with an ERA of 3.32 and pitched in 178 games. He will be remembered the most for recording the Washington Nationals’ first no-hitter and he was a two time All-star in 2013 and 2014.
Zimmerman had two postseason appearances both with the Washington Nationals. He went 0-1 with an ERA of 4.26.
“I have had the joy of playing the game that I love for the past 15 years,” said Zimmermann. “I will forever be thankful to the Washington Nationals and Detroit Tigers for allowing me to live out this dream. It has been particularly special to be able to end it all playing for my hometown team, the Milwaukee Brewers. Thank you to all of my friends, teammates and family members who have been by my side throughout this incredible journey. I will miss the game greatly, but I’m ready for the new phase of my life.”
“On behalf of the entire organization, I would like to congratulate Jordan on a long and distinguished career,” said Brewers President of Baseball Operations David Stearns. “We are thrilled that Jordan was ultimately able to wear the uniform of his hometown team, and we wish he and his family all the best in retirement.”
Zimmermann was selected by the Washington Nationals in the second round of the 2007 First-Year Player Draft out of the Division III University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He is a graduate of Auburndale (WI) High School.