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The Canaries Acquire Ryan Zimmerman

SIOUX FALLS, SD – The Canaries are thrilled to announce the acquisition of RHP, Ryan Zimmerman, who was acquired via trade from the Milwaukee Milkmen.

The Eden Prairie, MN native will provide a huge boost to the Birds pitching staff in 2024. No stranger to the American Association (St. Paul Saints 2018-2020, Milwaukee Milkmen (2021-2023), Zimmerman has a spectacular track record of both production and durability.

Career Numbers:

  • 37-23 record
  • 99 starts
  • 52 ERA
  • 551 innings
  • 531 strikeouts
  • 350 WHIP

2023 Stats: (Milwaukee)

  • 10-3 record
  • 35 ERA
  • 110 innings
  • 87 hits
  • 100 strikeouts
  • 118 WHIP

“We are so excited to welcome Ryan to our family”, says Canaries Manager Mike Meyer. “He has worked incredibly hard over the last 6 seasons to turn himself into a top-5 pitcher in the American Association. He is an absolute workhorse who possesses a mid-90’s fastball with elite command, can really spin his breaking ball, and has a plus changeup that really keeps hitters off-balance. We will count on him to anchor our rotation here in 2024, and I cannot wait to hand him the ball every 5 days.”

The Canaries open up their 50-game Regular Season home schedule on Friday, May 17th against the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks. For more information on the latest news, season tickets, and group outings, visiting the Canaries website at or call the Front Office at (605)336-6060.