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Ubaldo Jimenez | Starting Pitcher | #31

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (32) / 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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Ubaldo Jimenez will make a spot start for the Orioles on Thursday against the Twins.
Jimenez hasn't pitched since July 8 and he's sitting on a 7.38 ERA. He is obviously a poor fantasy streaming option, even against the light-hitting Minnesota lineup. Jul 26 - 10:09 PM

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Orioles activated RHP Ubaldo Jimenez from the paternity leave list.

Jimenez was away from the O's for three days as his wife gave birth. He could start Thursday against the Twins, but if that doesn't happen it's back to long relief.
Jul 26 - 4:05 PM

Ubaldo Jimenez is expected to rejoin the Orioles on Tuesday.

Jimenez has been away on paternity leave since Saturday. Despite a lengthy absence, he's considered an option to start Thursday against the Twins.
Jul 25 - 4:34 PM

Orioles placed RHP Ubaldo Jimenez on the paternity leave list.

Jimenez was excused from the Orioles on Saturday with his wife going into labor. He'll be gone for 3-7 days. The right-hander hasn't pitched since July 8 anyway.
Jul 23 - 6:43 PM

Ubaldo Jimenez has been excused from the Orioles with his wife going into labor.

Jimenez could be placed on the paternity leave list if his absence lasts longer than a day or two. The right-hander hasn't appeared in a game for the O's since July 8, when he yielded five earned runs in 1 1/3 innings.
Jul 23 - 4:27 PM

Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union Tribune reports that the Orioles have discussed a potential trade that would send Ubaldo Jimenez and a prospect to the Padres for Melvin Upton.

Jimenez would only be included in any deal to help offset the money remaining on Upton's contract, as his actual value is very limited. The veteran right-hander is owed roughly $18 million through next season while Upton is owed more than $22 million over the same time frame.
Jul 23 - 1:00 AM

Ubaldo Jimenez was clobbered in Friday's loss to the Angels, surrendering five runs on five hits in just 1 1/3 innings of work.

The veteran right-hander walked two and didn't record a strikeout in the brief performance. He didn't only lose the game, he may have also lost his spot in the Orioles' rotation with this outing. He now sports an unfathomable 7.38 ERA and 1.97 WHIP across 81 2/3 innings.
Jul 8 - 11:01 PM

The Orioles have confirmed that Ubaldo Jimenez will start on Friday against the Angels.

It had been expected, but the O's hadn't officially confirmed it until now. Jimenez was briefly booted from the rotation last month and has been up and down since rejoining it, but Baltimore doesn't have many options. He'll continue to be evaluated on a start-to-start basis and shouldn't be owned in fantasy leagues.
Jul 8 - 10:05 AM

Ubaldo Jimenez was lit up for six earned runs over 4 1/3 innings Sunday in a loss to the Mariners.

Jimenez had looked better since rejoining the rotation on June 22, but it all came crashing down again on Sunday afternoon in Seattle. The right-hander walked three and gave up six hits, including two doubles and a Seth Smith grand slam. Ubaldo has a 6.95 ERA for the year.
Jul 3 - 7:13 PM

Ubaldo Jimenez will start Sunday's game against the Mariners.

Jimenez is slowly winning back Buck Showalter's trust after being dropped from the rotation earlier this month. He scattered three hits and one run over five solid innings in his last outing Tuesday against San Diego. Since rejoining the rotation on June 22, Jimenez has lowered his ERA from 7.34 to 6.63.
Jun 30 - 10:23 PM

Ubaldo Jimenez survived four walks allowed to limit the Padres to one run over five innings in Tuesday's win.

Jimenez scattered three hits while striking out five. The only run to score on his watch came when Melvin Upton Jr. launched a monster solo home run to center in the first inning. The O's dropped Jimenez out of the rotation in mid-June due to a myriad of disastrous results, but he has now earned two consecutive starts and allowed three runs across 11 innings in those outings. That isn't to say that Jimenez is out of the woods -- he still holds a 6.63 ERA and 1.91 WHIP -- but at the very least, he has probably earned himself another start.
Jun 29 - 2:02 AM

Ubaldo Jimenez will start on Tuesday in San Diego.

Orioles manager Buck Showalter previously had refused to commit to Jimenez getting another start even though he pitched well last week, but he's now officially done so. Jimenez holds a 6.89 ERA and 1.98 WHIP on the season and isn't guaranteed anything beyond Tuesday.
Jun 26 - 11:11 AM

Orioles manager Buck Showalter did not commit to another start for Ubaldo Jimenez.

Jimenez surrendered two runs over six innings in a spot start against the Padres on Wednesday. After the game, Showalter said, "We have two more of that spot before the All-Star break. We’re going to take it each day and put our best foot forward. Tonight, he was it. So we’ll see." There isn't much you can read into the statement either way. Jimenez was pushed out of the rotation last week after posting a 6.89 ERA and 1.98 WHIP through his first 13 outings.
Jun 22 - 11:40 PM

Ubaldo Jimenez pitched well in a 7-2 win over the Padres on Wednesday, allowing only two runs in six innings.

His owners who were brave enough to start him tonight reaped a nice reward. Jimenez struck out seven batters and walked four while giving up four hits. He lowered his ERA by nearly a run, from 7.89 down to 6.97 on the season. The win improves his record to 4-7. Jimenez should see better results as his .385 BABIP normalizes, but even then he will be nothing more than a risky streamer against weak opponents.
Jun 22 - 11:13 PM

Ubaldo Jimenez will make a spot start for the Orioles on Wednesday against the Padres.

Odrisamer Despaigne was supposed to take that turn, but he had to be used in relief on Tuesday night. Ubaldo was moved to the Baltimore bullpen last week after posting a 6.89 ERA and 1.98 WHIP over his first 13 starts. He allowed five earned runs in 2 1/3 innings of relief last Friday against the Blue Jays.
Jun 21 - 11:49 PM

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