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Ubaldo Jimenez | Starting Pitcher

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (30) / 1/22/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Ubaldo Jimenez (ankle) allowed one unearned run on five hits and three walks while striking out three over 4 2/3 frames in his first rehab start with Short Season-Aberdeen.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter said before he knew the results of the appearance that it's possible Jimenez will be rejoin the big club's rotation after the outing. "We’ll see, if it goes well,’’ Showalter said. "We can pitch him at [Triple-A] Norfolk or activate him. We’ll see [after] tonight." Jimenez has been out since mid-July with a sprained right ankle. Jul 30 - 9:09 AM

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Ubaldo Jimenez (ankle) is scheduled to begin his minor league rehab assignment with Class-A Aberdeen on Tuesday.

The big right-hander tossed two innings in a simulated game on Friday without any issues. If all goes well on Tuesday, he'll progress to a second minor league rehab start with a higher level affiliate. Before hitting the disabled list on July 11, he posted a troublesome 4.52 ERA and 1.54 WHIP over his first 18 starts.
Jul 26 - 8:52 AM

Ubaldo Jimenez (ankle) threw a 35-pitch bullpen session and did some running drills Wednesday.

The throwing session was supposed to be the last step before a rehab assignment for Jimenez, who has been on the disabled list since July 11. Jimenez called it a step forward but said he didn't know where or where his next step would be. The right-hander will likely embark on a rehab assignment in the coming days, with a more clear return date to be known at that time.
Jul 23 - 7:50 PM

Ubaldo Jimenez (ankle) will be cleared for a rehab assignment if a bullpen session on Wednesday goes well.

Jimenez had been scheduled to begin his rehab assignment Wednesday, but the Orioles decided to have him throw one more 'pen session first. He should only need one rehab start, putting him in line to rejoin the rotation next week if all goes well.
Jul 22 - 7:21 PM

Ubaldo Jimenez (ankle) has been scratched from a scheduled Wednesday rehab start.

Jimenez felt some lingering discomfort in his sprained right ankle Sunday while attempting to throw a bullpen session. "I’m not where I should be to be able to go into a game," the right-hander told reporters. "I’ll throw another bullpen and go from there." Ubaldo, who has a rough 4.52 ERA and 1.54 WHIP in his first year with Baltimore, can now be ruled out until August.
Jul 21 - 9:43 AM

Ubaldo Jimenez (ankle) will throw a bullpen session on Sunday, and if all goes well he will progress to pitching in a minor league rehab game on Wednesday.

The veteran right-hander may only need one start in the minor leagues, and could rejoin the Orioles rotation when they return home to Baltimore on July 29.
Jul 18 - 8:23 PM

Ubaldo Jimenez (ankle) is expected to begin a minor league rehab assignment next Wednesday.

Jimenez, who posted a rough 4.52 ERA and 1.54 WHIP in 18 first-half starts, might be asked to spend the remainder of July in the minors while the Orioles see what Kevin Gausman can do. Ubaldo landed on the disabled list retroactive to July 6 with a right ankle sprain. He signed a four-year, $50 million free agent contract with Baltimore over the winter.
Jul 14 - 8:43 AM

Orioles placed RHP Ubaldo Jimenez on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 6, with a sprained right ankle.

Jimenez rolled his ankle on Wednesday while getting out of his car, resulting in lots of swelling. It's not clear at this point how long he'll be sidelined. Kevin Gausman has been recalled to take his spot in the rotation.
Jul 11 - 4:31 PM

Ubaldo Jimenez and Miguel Gonzalez could be flipped in the Orioles' starting rotation this week.

This means that Gonzalez would start Thursday against the Nationals and Jimenez would pitch Friday against the Yankees. It's possible that Gonzalez could be sent to Triple-A after Thursday's game so the Orioles can add a reliever.
Jul 7 - 5:58 PM

Ubaldo Jimenez yielded just an unearned run over eight innings in a victory over the Rangers on Monday.

Jimenez gave up four hits, walked one and struck out seven in his first win since May 8 and third overall in 17 starts this season. He's still walked at least one batter every outing this year, and that poor command has prevented him from working deep into games. Still, this makes five starts out of his last seven in which he's allowed just one or two runs.
Jun 30 - 10:18 PM

Ubaldo Jimenez got a no-decision, allowing four runs over 6 1/3 innings as the Orioles defeated the White Sox 5-4 in 12 innings on Wednesday.

Jimenez was in line for a league-leading ninth loss, but Nelson Cruz bailed him out in the eighth inning with a game-tying grand slam. Jimenez, who had put together four solid outings out of his last five trips to the hill, was shaky, allowing eight hits and two walks while striking out two. He'll take a 4.70 ERA, a 1.56 WHIP, and a 77/53 K/BB ratio into next week's home start against the Rangers.
Jun 26 - 12:34 AM

Ubaldo Jimenez gave up one earned run in 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Yankees on Friday.

Jimenez held the Yankees to one run in six innings, but it wasn't easy. He loaded the bases three times in six innings. The Yankees were unable to capitalize on these chances, though, allowing Jimenez off the hook repeatedly. He walked a season-high six batters and has issued 16 free-passes over his last three starts. Jimenez can't be trusted in mixed fantasy leagues.
Jun 20 - 11:05 PM

Ubaldo Jimenez gave up two runs over six innings Friday in a loss to the Blue Jays.

Jimenez lived dangerously in this one, giving up three hits and five walks, but the only damage against him was a two-run homer by Juan Francisco in the second inning. Still, it was enough to put him on the losing side. The high-priced right-hander fell to 2-8 with the loss and owns a disappointing 4.86 ERA and 68/45 K/BB ratio through 76 innings this season. He'll get the Rays next on the road.
Jun 13 - 10:31 PM

Ubaldo Jimenez was done in by walks and big hits against the A's on Sunday, allowing six runs in 2 1/3 innings of work in the loss.

Jimenez' control continues to be a major problem, as he walked five on the day. He only allowed two hits before being removed, but they both went for extra bases -- a two-run double by John Jaso, and a grand slam by Brandon Moss. That was it for the right-hander. He's now 2-7 with a 5.01 ERA and 1.53 WHIP, and he'll face one of the league's best offenses in the Blue Jays on Friday.
Jun 8 - 5:41 PM

Ubaldo Jimenez held the Rangers to one run on four hits over 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision on Tuesday.

On the downside, Jimenez also issued four free passes on the evening, an issue that's plagued the right-hander all year. He didn't last long enough to pick up his third win, but he was able to lower his ERA to 4.39 in the no-decision. He's now turned in two pretty good starts in a row, but he's so inconsistent that it's tough to trust him outside of AL-only leagues right now. He'll try to keep rolling Sunday against the A's.
Jun 3 - 11:24 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Nick Hundley
3Caleb Joseph
1B1Chris Davis
2Steve Pearce
2B1Jonathan Schoop
SS1J.J. Hardy
3B1Manny Machado
2Ryan Flaherty
LF1David Lough
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Nick Markakis
DH1Nelson Cruz
2Delmon Young
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Tillman
2Ubaldo Jimenez
3Wei-Yin Chen
4Bud Norris
5Miguel Gonzalez
6Kevin Gausman
7Johan Santana
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Tommy Hunter
3Darren O'Day
4Brian Matusz
5Ryan Webb
6T.J. McFarland
7Brad Brach
8Preston Guilmet