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Ubaldo Jimenez | Starting Pitcher | #31

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (33) / 1/22/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2001 / UDFA / COL
Contract: view contract details

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Alec Asher is scheduled to start for the Orioles on Sunday instead of Ubaldo Jimenez.
While there has been no official announcement from the team yet, it's safe to assume that the veteran right-hander has been bumped from the O's starting rotation, as Sunday had been his scheduled day to pitch. He owns a cringe-worthy 7.11 ERA and 32/25 K/BB ratio through 42 2/3 innings on the season. May 26 - 6:32 PM

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Ubaldo Jimenez was pounded for six runs in four-plus innings by the Twins on Monday.

The Orioles are going to have to do better than this; Jimenez is sporting a 7.11 ERA and a 32/25 K/BB ratio over 42 2/3 innings. This is the last year of his four-year contract, so the Orioles need not be so patient here.
May 22 - 11:16 PM

Ubaldo Jimenez was tagged for five runs in five innings and took a loss to the Tigers on Wednesday.

Tyler Collins was his nemesis today, whacking two home runs and driving in four of the five runs Jimenez allowed. He surrendered eight hits and three walks while striking out five. Walks and homers have burned Jimenez all year and today was no exception. He has allowed 10 home runs and walked 23 batters in just 38 2/3 innings. His record falls to 1-2 with a 6.52 ERA in seven starts and one relief appearance. He will toe the rubber against the Twins and Astros in a two-start week coming up.
May 17 - 10:44 PM

Ubaldo Jimenez pitched well in a no-decision Tuesday, yielding four runs over 7 2/3 frames versus the Nationals in the Orioles' 5-4 extra-innings win.

Jimenez matched Max Scherzer nearly pitch-for-pitch much of the game, entering the eighth inning with the contests knotted up 1-1. Orioles manager Buck Showalter stuck with him after he allowed back-to-back singles, and it initially looked like it might work after he struck out Chris Heisey. However, Adam Lind then popped a pinch-hit, three-run homer. The final line wasn’t great, but this was a nice step in the right direction for Jimenez. He’ll get the Royals in Kansas City on Sunday.
May 9 - 11:49 PM

Ubaldo Jimenez, who was scheduled to start Thursday, worked three scoreless innings of relief Wednesday after Kevin Gausman's ejection.

Richard Bleier initially relieved Gausman in the second and pitched four innings before Jimenez finished up, saving the bullpen for another day. The Orioles have yet to announce who will start in Jimenez's place on Thursday. Presumably, they'll send Bleier down and call up someone from the minors.
May 3 - 10:58 PM

Ubaldo Jimenez was pounded for seven runs -- six earned -- in just 3 1/3 frames in Saturday's loss to the Yankees.

He struck out four batters but walked three and allowed five hits, two of which left the yard. Both home runs came off the bat of Brett Gardner, one leading off the first inning and a three-run shot in the second. Jimenez has made five starts this season and all but one have been dumpster fires. Amazingly today's game was his first loss despite an ugly 7.43 ERA with 16 strikeouts and 15 walks in 23 innings. He will toe the rubber against the Red Sox at Fenway Park on Thursday.
Apr 29 - 4:49 PM

Ubaldo Jimenez was pulled after allowing three earned runs over 3 1/3 innings Monday in the Orioles' win over the Rays.

It could have been a far worse line for Jimenez, but Vidal Nuno pitched the Orioles out of a big jam in the fourth inning and the rest of the Baltimore bullpen posted zeros in the eventual 6-3 victory. Ubaldo was terrific in his last start Wednesday against the Reds, but in typical fashion he couldn't match that with another good outing Monday. The veteran right-hander gave up five walks and three hits before exiting. He carries a 5.95 ERA and 1.63 WHIP in 19 2/3 innings this season.
Apr 24 - 10:45 PM

Ubaldo Jimenez gave up just two hits and no runs through 7 2/3 innings to beat the Reds 2-0 on Wednesday.

He held the Reds to two singles and four walks while striking out three. One of the hits was an infield single by catcher Tucker Barnhart that was originally ruled an error on first baseman Chris Davis. Both hits came in the second inning when the Reds loaded the bases but failed to score. Jimenez entered the game with a 10.38 ERA but cut that nearly in half with his masterful effort today. He now has a 5.51 ERA with nine strikeouts and seven walks in 16 1/3 innings. He draws starts against the Red Sox and Yankees next week.
Apr 19 - 10:14 PM

Spotted a 9-0 lead, Ubaldo Jimenez nonetheless failed to get a win after allowing five runs in 4 1/3 innings Wednesday against the Red Sox.

Jimenez should have been able to cruise, but the Red Sox wouldn't go quietly, even with the game seemingly over by the second inning (Baltimore scored six in the first, two in the second and one in the third before Boston got on the board in the bottom of the third). Jimenez came out after his 104th pitch, leaving Mychal Givens to claim the easy win. Jimenez also surrendered exactly five runs in 4 1/3 innings in his season debut last Friday against the Yankees. He's not going to be long for the rotation at this rate.
Apr 12 - 11:27 PM

Ubaldo Jimenez was tagged for five runs over 4 1/3 innings in his season debut Friday against the Yankees.

Jimenez was at 94 pitches when he was pulled with one out in the fifth inning. He gave up seven hits, including two-run homers to Matt Holliday and Gary Sanchez. There’s not much reason to believe in a sudden turnaround, but the veteran right-hander figures to stick in a rotation spot for the time being, especially with Chris Tillman on the disabled list. However, he’s now in the final year of his contract and the Orioles could decide to pull the plug at some point.
Apr 7 - 10:55 PM

Ubaldo Jimenez dropped to 0-3 this spring after giving up four runs in four innings Tuesday against the Blue Jays.

The Orioles never picked up another rotation candidate after trading Yovani Gallardo, so Jimenez's spot is safe, no matter the 5.94 ERA and 11 walks in 16 2/3 innings this spring. Of course, he doesn't come recommended in AL-only leagues.
Mar 21 - 4:29 PM

Ubaldo Jimenez walked five and was charged with three runs in 4 2/3 innings Wednesday against the Pirates.

It was a 1-1 game when Jimenez was lifted with two outs in the fifth, but both men he left on came around to score off Zach Stewart. Of course, it was Jimenez's own fault that he couldn't get through five. Those five walks were to blame, and the last one came to the final batter he faced. Jimenez is 0-2 with a 4.97 ERA this spring.
Mar 15 - 4:08 PM

Ubaldo Jimenez allowed three hits and a walk but no runs in his three-inning start as the Orioles defeated the Rays 1-0 on Saturday.

He was facing a weak Rays lineup as the only projected starter in the game for Tampa Bay was designated hitter Steven Souza, but it was still a strong effort nonetheless. He has a rotation spot staked out despite finishing with an 8-12 record and 5.44 ERA in 142 1/3 innings last year.
Mar 4 - 4:57 PM

Eduardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports the Orioles are likely to trade one of Ubaldo Jimenez, Yovani Gallardo or Wade Miley.

Encina's exact words were that a "five-man rotation won't likely include all three." Encina notes that Miley would probably draw the most interest considering that teams put a premium on left-handed starters. However, trading Jimenez, who is due $13.5 million next season, would save Baltimore the most money. Jimenez was nearly sent to the Padres at this year's trade deadline. Expect the Orioles to field offers for all three at the Winter Meetings.
Sat, Dec 3, 2016 06:30:00 PM

Ubaldo Jimenez held the Blue Jays scoreless over 6 2/3 innings Thursday, allowing one hit in a 4-0 Orioles shutout.

Jimenez gave up a single to Ezequiel Carrera to lead off the game and nothing more, walking three and striking out five. The start was the last and easily the most important for Jimenez this year, pulling the O's into a tie with the Jays with three games left to play. For the 32-year-old, it was a strong end to an up and down season. Jimenez ends with an 8-12 record, 5.44 ERA and 1.56 WHIP in 29 games, including 25 starts.
Thu, Sep 29, 2016 10:25:00 PM

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2B1Jonathan Schoop
SS1J.J. Hardy
2Paul Janish
3B1Manny Machado
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LF1Hyun Soo Kim
2Joey Rickard
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Seth Smith
2Anthony Santander
DH1Mark Trumbo
2Trey Mancini
Starting Pitcher
S1Chris Tillman
2Kevin Gausman
3Dylan Bundy
4Wade Miley
5Ubaldo Jimenez
Relief Pitcher
R1Zach Britton
2Darren O'Day
3Brad Brach
4Mychal Givens
5Alec Asher
6Richard Bleier
7Jayson Aquino
8Tyler Wilson