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Ubaldo Jimenez | Starting Pitcher

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (31) / 1/22/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Ubaldo Jimenez was handed a no-decision Friday after giving up three runs over four innings against the Marlins.
Jimenez was in trouble throughout his brief outing and was fortunate that things weren't worse. All told, he gave up seven hits and a walk while striking out four. Orioles manager Buck Showalter decided to pinch-hit for him after he reached 87 pitches through four innings. His ERA jumped from 2.43 to 2.82 in the no-decision. He'll look to bounce back next week against the Astros. May 23 - 12:34 AM

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Ubaldo Jimenez pitched superbly against the Angels on Saturday with seven innings of two-run ball.

Jimenez was pushed up in the rotation by a day to compensate for the ailing Bud Norris, who is currently recovering from a bout of bronchitis. He made the Angels wish this wasn't so, striking out six and allowing seven hits. Once the seventh inning came around, the Angels put together a rally and scored on a pair of RBI singles to break up the shutout. Saturday's start wasn't an anomaly, as Jimenez has pitched like this on a consistent basis. He currently sports a 2.43 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 38/12 K/BB ratio in 40 2/3 innings. He'll try to keep his good run going when he takes to the road for a match-up with the Marlins in his next scheduled start.
May 16 - 10:48 PM

Ubaldo Jimenez led the Orioles to a win over the Blue Jays on Monday, yielding only two runs in seven innings.

Jimenez relented his first run in the fifth inning on an Ezequiel Carrera RBI double. Carrera then made two with another RBI double in the seventh. They accounted for two of the six hits the right-hander allowed on the night along with two walks while striking out nine. Jimenez's numbers remain outstanding, now with six starts under his belt. He sports a 2.41 ERA, a 1.01 WHIP, and a 32/12 K/BB ratio in 33 2/3 innings. Jimenez wraps up a series at home against the Angels on Sunday in his next outing.
May 11 - 9:57 PM

Ubaldo Jimenez lasted only four innings, allowing three runs, in a loss to the Mets on Wednesday.

The Mets made Jimenez throw 85 pitches over four innings, prompting manager Buck Showalter to double-switch him out of the game to start the fifth. Jimenez allowed six hits and two walks while striking out one in the outing. He had been shockingly effective in four starts entering Wednesday's outing, and he still owns a terrific 2.36 ERA with a 0.98 WHIP. The right-hander will have to face the Blue Jays at home next.
May 6 - 10:20 PM

Ubaldo Jimenez was superb Wednesday, yielding just three hits and two unearned runs in Wednesday's 8-2 win over the White Sox.

All three hits were singles, as the White Sox plated a pair of runs without a hit leaving the infield. Jimenez struck out six on the day while walking just one. For the season, the right-hander has allowed just 10 hits across 22 2/3 innings, and he boasts a 22/8 K/BB ratio to go along with a 1.59 ERA. It's hard to trust him over the long haul, but should feel free to roll him out there versus the Mets next week.
Apr 29 - 4:28 PM

Wednesday's game between the White Sox and Orioles will start at 2:05 p.m. ET.

For safety reasons related to the ongoing protests in Baltimore, the game will be closed to the public. In addition, the Orioles announced that this weekend's series against the Rays, which was previously going to take place in Baltimore, will be moved to Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. However, the Orioles will serve as the home team for those games. As for the postponed games from Monday and Tuesday, they will be made up as part of a doubleheader on May 28.
Apr 28 - 2:55 PM

Ubaldo Jimenez is lined up to start Wednesday against the White Sox.

He'll oppose Jeff Samardzija. This was the original matchup for Tuesday, but the game was postponed due to the ongoing protests in Baltimore. As of now, it's not certain that Wednesday's game will be played either.
Apr 28 - 2:21 PM

Tuesday's game between the White Sox and Orioles has been postponed due to the ongoing protests in Baltimore.

For the second straight day, the Orioles made the decision to cancel the game after consulting with MLB and state and local officials. No makeup date has been announced. The status for the remainder of the games this week is unclear.
Apr 28 - 11:25 AM

Monday's game between the White Sox and Orioles has been postponed due to the protests in Baltimore.

The decision was made after the O's consulted with the Baltimore City Police Department. No makeup date has been scheduled yet. Ubaldo Jimenez and Hector Noesi had been slated to start Monday.
Apr 27 - 6:27 PM

Ubaldo Jimenez was doomed by a pair of two-run home runs served up in five innings of work in a loss to the Blue Jays on Wednesday.

Jimenez allowed two-run home runs in consecutive innings: to Justin Smoak in the fourth, and to Devon Travis in the fifth. The right-hander overall gave up six hits, walked three, and struck out six in the effort. The four runs represent the first four he has allowed this season. He'll carry a 2.30 ERA, a 0.89 WHIP, and a 16/7 K/BB ratio over 15 2/3 innings into a home start against the White Sox.
Apr 22 - 9:59 PM

Ubaldo Jimenez was ejected from Friday's game against the Red Sox after hitting Pablo Sandoval with a pitch.

The veteran right-hander hadn't allowed a hit through his 3 2/3 innings of work before getting the gate from home plate umpire Jordan Baker. There had been no warning of either bench, though Sandoval did slide hard into second base and take out Jonathan Schoop earlier in the contest which could have prompted the retaliation.
Apr 17 - 8:28 PM

Ubaldo Jimenez struck out eight and walked one, allowing just one hit over seven shutout innings in a win over the Blue Jays on Saturday.

We did not see this coming. In spring training, Jimenez wasn't even guaranteed a spot in the starting rotation. He did seem to round into form as the weather warmed, allowing just one run over his final 11 spring innings, but still. The only hit that the Blue Jays managed against the veteran was a Jose Reyes single in the fourth. Considering his 4.81 ERA and 1.52 WHIP over 125 1/3 innings last season, we'll need to see Jimenez repeat his success before we're convinced this is anything more than a blip on the radar. He'll try to keep the good times rolling when he faces the Red Sox in his next start.
Apr 11 - 10:10 PM

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Friday that the club might not make a decision on the fifth starter until after their first few games of the season.

All signs, unfortunately, point to them picking Ubaldo Jimenez over Kevin Gausman, but it sounds like fantasy owners might not know until the middle of next week. Jimenez holds an underwhelming 4.84 ERA and 18/7 K/BB ratio over 22 1/3 innings this spring, but he's allowed just one run over his last 11 frames.
Apr 3 - 4:09 PM

Ubaldo Jimenez turned in another nice performance Sunday, allowing one run over six innings versus the Blue Jays.

Jimenez walked one and struck out three against something very close to the Jays' regular-season lineup. The Orioles are clearly giving a lot of thought to going with Jimenez in the rotation and putting Kevin Gausman in the pen. The problem there is less about Jimenez and more about Gausman having the highest ceiling on the staff. Jimenez, at least, is looking like a better bet that he was a few weeks ago. He's walked just two batters over 19 innings in his last four starts.
Mar 29 - 4:28 PM

Ubaldo Jimenez shut out the Pirates for five innings Tuesday in the Orioles' 9-2 victory.

What most pitchers want in spring training is just to gradually improve with each outing, and Jimenez has certainly done that in lowering his ERA from 33.75 to 6.06. He's gone from walking five and giving up two homers in his first two starts to walking one and allowing one homer over 13 innings in the last three. The Orioles still don't figure to put him into their rotation, but he's there if disaster strikes.
Mar 24 - 4:39 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Caleb Joseph
3Steve Clevenger
1B1Chris Davis
2B1Jonathan Schoop
2Ryan Flaherty
SS1J.J. Hardy
2Everth Cabrera
3B1Manny Machado
LF1Alejandro De Aza
2Delmon Young
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Travis Snider
2David Lough
DH1Jimmy Paredes
2Steve Pearce
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Tillman
2Wei-Yin Chen
3Bud Norris
4Miguel Gonzalez
5Ubaldo Jimenez
6Mike Wright
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Tommy Hunter
3Darren O'Day
4Brian Matusz
5Wesley Wright
6Brad Brach
7Jason Garcia
8Kevin Gausman
9Oliver Drake
10Chaz Roe