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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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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. Nov 18 - 11:10 AM

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MLB.com'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.
Nov 11 - 10:56 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.
Oct 2 - 10:44 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.
Sep 23 - 11:14 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.
Sep 22 - 1:23 PM

Ubaldo Jimenez got the win, allowing two runs over five innings, as the Orioles clinched the AL East with an 8-2 victory against the Blue Jays on Tuesday.

It was Jimenez's first start in exactly a month, and he battled his shaky control as he has all season long. But the Jays couldn't capitalize, and Jimenez allowed just the two runs on two hits and four walks while striking out six. Though the Orioles have clinched, it's unlikely Jimenez starts again this season. He sits on a 4.90 ERA, 1.54 WHIP, and 110/74 K/BB ratio.
Sep 16 - 10:34 PM

Ubaldo Jimenez will make a spot start for the Orioles on Tuesday against the Blue Jays.

With Saturday's doubleheader, the Orioles will need to utilize a sixth starter next week and Jimenez gets the call. Since his move to the bullpen, the big right-hander has continued to struggle, allowing four runs in his 4 1/3 innings (8.31 ERA) with a 6/4 K/BB ratio. He should be avoided for fantasy purposes.
Source: MASN Sports
Sep 13 - 10:53 AM

The Orioles have moved Ubaldo Jimenez to the bullpen.

It's the right move but one that undoubtedly stings given that Jimenez is just 20 starts into his four-year, $50 million contract. The 30-year-old has posted a 4.83 ERA over those 20 outings and leads the American League with 66 walks even after spending time on the disabled list. Miguel Gonzalez will rejoin the Orioles' rotation on Sunday, and the move also means that Kevin Gausman will keep his job.
Aug 19 - 6:44 PM

The Orioles could skip Ubaldo Jimenez's next turn in the rotation or move him to the bullpen.

The O's toyed with the idea of bringing Jimenez back as a reliever when he return from the DL before ultimately deciding against it. However, the option is on the table again after the righty allowed six runs over just 4 1/3 frames against the Indians Saturday. For what it's worth, manager Buck Showalter isn't tipping his hand as to Jimenez's future role. "I’m kind of decided but I’m not going to [say]," Showalter said. "We’ll see. we’ll see how the next few days ago. His work day is the day after tomorrow. So, see how he is when we get there."
Source: MLBlogs.com
Aug 17 - 11:58 AM

Ubaldo Jimenez allowed six runs in four and a third innings of work on Saturday.

Jimenez allowed five hits, walked three and gave up two home runs in the loss. In other words, it was a typical Ubaldo Jimenez outing. Jimenez would need to lower his 1.55 WHIP considerably if he wanted to realistically improve on the 4.83 ERA that he currently boasts. Carlos Santana hit a three-run home run in the first inning and Michael Brantley hit a two-run shot in the fifth. Jimenez missed almost the entire month of July with an ankle injury, but he's picked up right where he left over in terms of inconsistency. It might be a struggle for Jimenez to keep his rotation spot through the end of the season.
Aug 16 - 9:56 PM

Ubaldo Jimenez allowed three earned runs over six innings Saturday in the Orioles' defeat of the Cardinals.

Jimenez looked shaky early on but settled in after being staked to a large lead. It was his first outing since suffering an ankle injury in early July. He's a poor bet to post more quality starts down the stretch.
Aug 9 - 7:12 PM

Orioles activated RHP Ubaldo Jimenez from the 15-day disabled list.

He will return to the rotation on Saturday against the Cardinals. If he continues to struggle though, he could be bumped to the bullpen to keep Kevin Gausman in the rotation.
Aug 9 - 3:25 PM

Ubaldo Jimenez (ankle) will rejoin the Orioles' rotation on Saturday against the Cardinals.

The Orioles flirted with the idea of bringing Jimenez back as a reliever, but they ultimately decided to leave their $50 million investment in a starting role. Jimenez has posted a 4.52 ERA and 1.54 WHIP over 18 starts this season. Kevin Gausman or Bud Norris will start on Sunday, but Gausman seems likely to head to the bullpen or Triple-A eventually.
Aug 7 - 6:07 PM

Ubaldo Jimenez (ankle) threw a 35-pitch bullpen session on Wednesday in advance of being activated over the weekend.

"I think it was the best bullpen of the whole year," Jimenez said. "I felt really good. Everything was where I wanted to be, and the mechanics were good." The Orioles still haven't let on whether he will come back as a starter or a reliever. If he starts, he'll likely be the Orioles' starter for one of the weekend games against the Cardinals.
Aug 6 - 8:57 PM

Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Orioles are considering bringing Ubaldo Jimenez (ankle) back as a long reliever.

It's just one of the options, as he could still start on Friday or more likely Saturday versus the Cardinals. The Orioles' rotation has pitched well in recent weeks and it's possible that they'll ultimately decide not to disrupt it. Jimenez signed a four-year, $50 million deal in February, so a demotion to the bullpen would be quite the surprise.
Aug 6 - 9:02 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Caleb Joseph
3Steve Clevenger
1B1Steve Pearce
2Christian Walker
2B1Jonathan Schoop
2Alexi Casilla
SS1J.J. Hardy
2Paul Janish
3B1Chris Davis
2Kelly Johnson
3Ryan Flaherty
4Jimmy Paredes
5Manny Machado
LF1Alejandro De Aza
2Quintin Berry
CF1Adam Jones
RF1David Lough
2Alex Hassan
DH1Nelson Cruz
2Delmon Young
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Tillman
2Wei-Yin Chen
3Bud Norris
4Miguel Gonzalez
5Kevin Gausman
6Ubaldo Jimenez
7Tyler Wilson
8Mike Wright
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Tommy Hunter
3Darren O'Day
4Andrew Miller
5Brian Matusz
6Brad Brach
7T.J. McFarland
8Pat McCoy
9Ryan Webb
10Oliver Drake