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Auburndale's Jordan Zimmermann Retiring From Baseball

Tuesday, May 11th, 2021 -- 10:17 AM

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Auburndale native, Jordan Zimmermann is retiring from Major League Baseball.  

Zimmermann, who attended the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, was a second-round draft pick by the Washington Nationals in 2007.   He made a pair of All-Star teams with the Nationals, he pitched a no-hitter in 2014, twice garnered National League Cy Young Award votes and once led the NL in wins before struggling to shoulder the expectations of a $110 million contract with Detroit.  

He signed a Minor League deal with the Brewers in February to attempt a comeback, but pitched only twice in relief before hanging up his spikes for good.  

Zimmermann’s announcement came 12 days shy of his 35th birthday.

 


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