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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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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

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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

Orioles manager Buck Showalter won't commit to when Ubaldo Jimenez (ankle) will join the starting rotation.

Jimenez, out for a month with a sprained right ankle, tossed six innings of one-run ball Sunday in a rehab start with Triple-A Norfolk. There's no rush to make a decision, as he won't pitch again before Thursday, but Showalter is weighing a number of factors in his decision. Kevin Gausman could potentially move to the bullpen or be sent back to Triple-A in order to make room.
Aug 4 - 5:56 PM

Ubaldo Jimenez (ankle) will join the Orioles on Monday after firing six strong innings in his final rehab start at Triple-A Norfolk on Sunday.

It's anticipated that Kevin Gausman will return to the bullpen or to Triple-A with the return of the veteran right-hander. Before the injury, he owned a disappointing 4.52 ERA and 1.54 WHIP over 18 starts.
Aug 3 - 9:02 PM

Ubaldo Jimenez is scheduled to make his final rehab start with Triple-A Norfolk on Sunday.

Assuming all goes well, the veteran right-hander will rejoin the Orioles rotation next week. Before being placed on the disabled list with an ankle injury, he compiled a 4.52 ERA and 1.54 WHIP over his first 18 outings.
Source: Yahoo Sports
Aug 2 - 9:25 AM

Ubaldo Jimenez (ankle) will make another rehab start with Triple-A Norfolk on Sunday or Monday.

Jimenez pitched well in his first rehab outing with Short Season-Aberdeen on Tuesday, but he only went 4 2/3 innings and the Orioles want to build his stamina up a bit more. The veteran right-hander should rejoin the rotation late next week.
Jul 31 - 8:15 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Caleb Joseph
2Nick Hundley
3Steve Clevenger
4Matt Wieters
1B1Chris Davis
2Steve Pearce
2B1Jonathan Schoop
SS1J.J. Hardy
3B1Manny Machado
2Ryan Flaherty
3Jimmy Paredes
LF1David Lough
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Nick Markakis
DH1Nelson Cruz
2Delmon Young
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Tillman
2Bud Norris
3Miguel Gonzalez
4Johan Santana
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Tommy Hunter
3Darren O'Day
4Andrew Miller
5Brian Matusz
6T.J. McFarland
7Brad Brach
8Ubaldo Jimenez