The deal is expected to be worth around $110 million, according to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports.
Zimmermann, 29, has a career 3.32 ERA in seven seasons with the Washington Nationals. In 2015, he went 13–10 with a 3.66 ERA in 201 2/3 innings.
The two-time All Star rejected a qualifying offer from Washington, so the Tigers will forfeit a pick in this year’s upcoming MLB draft as a result. Since their first pick, the ninth overall, is protected, they will lose their second draft choice.
- Kenny Ducey