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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 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

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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

Ubaldo Jimenez allowed two runs over four-plus innings and struck out four Wednesday against the Twins.

Jimenez opened up with three scoreless innings before the Twins got to him for single runs in the fourth and fifth. It was still his best outing so far this spring. Jimenez figures to open up in the Orioles' pen, but the team will keep him stretched out in case an injury arises.
Mar 18 - 4:40 PM

Ubaldo Jimenez gave up three runs and five hits in four innings Friday against the Blue Jays.

Jimenez walked none and lowered his spring ERA to 11.05, so we suppose this has to qualify as a good day.
Mar 13 - 4:35 PM

Ubaldo Jimenez struck out five Twins on Sunday, but also walked three and gave up a run in two-plus innings while falling to 0-2 this spring.

The run scored right away, with Joe Mauer doubling in Jordan Schafer in the first. Jimenez kept the Twins off the board afterwards, but three walks is still too many.
Mar 8 - 4:15 PM

Ubaldo Jimenez was tagged for six runs -- five earned -- in 1 1/3 innings by the Tigers on Tuesday.

Jimenez pitched a scoreless first, but this unraveled quickly in the second, with two walks, two HBPs, a wild pitch and a three-run homer from Ian Kinsler. We're guessing that Jimenez will open the year in the pen if the Orioles' other five rotation options all finish the spring healthy. He's not one of our preferred rebound candidates.
Mar 3 - 4:36 PM

Ubaldo Jimenez indicated he felt great after Friday's bullpen session, utilizing the new delivery that he changed to last September.

Jimenez has lowered his hands, making his delivery much more compact and easily repeatable. He's on the outside looking in on the Orioles rotation, so he'll need a strong showing this spring to state his case.
Feb 21 - 9:10 AM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Ubaldo Jimenez is drawing "moderate" interest on the trade market.

Jimenez held an ugly 4.81 ERA and 1.52 WHIP over 125 1/3 innings in the first year of a four-year, $50 million contract with the Orioles, and it appears they might be ready to go ahead and move on from him. Baltimore will no doubt have to pick up a good chunk of Jimenez's deal in order to move him.
Tue, Nov 18, 2014 11:10:00 AM's Tracy Ringolsby reports that the Orioles have discussed Ubaldo Jimenez with several teams.

Jimenez had an ugly 4.81 ERA and 1.52 WHIP over 125 1/3 innings in the first year of a four-year, $50 million contract with the O's. It's possible he'll right the ship at some point, but the O's will probably have to take on a bad contract from a different club in order to get something done.
Tue, Nov 11, 2014 10:56:00 PM

Ubaldo Jimenez is on the Orioles' roster for their ALDS matchup against the Tigers.

Jimenez had an ugly 4.81 ERA and 1.52 WHIP in 125 1/3 total innings this season, but he pitched pretty well in September and the O's feel he can be a useful option in long relief. Brad Brach also made the roster. Brian Matusz and T.J. McFarland did not.
Thu, Oct 2, 2014 10:44:00 AM

Ubaldo Jimenez earned his sixth win of the season, allowing two runs over five innings against the Yankees on Tuesday.

Jimenez has pitched well in the two starts the O's have afforded him in the last week, allowing two runs in five innings in both. Against the Yankees, Jimenez allowed three hits and walked three while striking out three. It has otherwise been a tough year for the right-hander, as he has a 4.85 ERA with a 1.53 WHIP and a 113/77 K/BB ratio. He's on track to finish out the schedule on Sunday against the Blue Jays in Toronto.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 11:14:00 PM

Ubaldo Jimenez will start for the Orioles on Tuesday night against the Yankees.

Jimenez actually pitched pretty well in the Orioles' AL East clincher last week, limiting the Blue Jays to two runs over five innings. But it was his first start in a month and the 30-year-old right-hander owns a rough 4.90 ERA and 1.54 WHIP in 119 1/3 total frames this season. He's not a good fantasy streamer.
Mon, Sep 22, 2014 01:23:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Matt Wieters
2Caleb Joseph
1B1Chris Davis
2Ryan Lavarnway
2B1Jonathan Schoop
2Ryan Flaherty
SS1J.J. Hardy
2Everth Cabrera
3B1Manny Machado
LF1Alejandro De Aza
2Delmon Young
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Travis Snider
2David Lough
DH1Steve Pearce
Starting Pitcher
S1Chris Tillman
2Wei-Yin Chen
3Bud Norris
4Miguel Gonzalez
5Ubaldo Jimenez
Relief Pitcher
R1Zach Britton
2Tommy Hunter
3Darren O'Day
4Brian Matusz
5Wesley Wright
6Brad Brach
7Jason Garcia
8Kevin Gausman
9Eddie Gamboa