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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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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

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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

The Orioles have dropped Ubaldo Jimenez from the starting rotation.

It had to happen as Jimenez owns the league's highest ERA (6.89) and WHIP (1.98) among starting pitchers. Yovani Gallardo will take his spot in the starting rotation. For now, Gallardo will probably be used in long relief and other low leverage situations. He'll probably make his way back into the rotation at some point, but first he'll have to earn back Buck Showalter's trust.
Jun 14 - 6:14 PM

Ubaldo Jimenez was not long for Sunday's 10-9 loss to the Blue Jays, coughing up five runs on six hits over 1/3 of an inning.

Yikes. Josh Donaldson, Edwin Encarnacion, Kevin Pillar and Devon Travis notched RBI hits to account for Jimenez's five runs allowed in the first. The veteran right-hander has now surrendered at least a quintet of runs in seven of his 13 starts. That would explain his 6.98 ERA and 1.98 WHIP well enough. At this juncture, it is reasonable to wonder how much longer the Orioles will stick with him in the rotation. A home start against these same Blue Jays shows next on the schedule, assuming the O's give him another opportunity.
Jun 12 - 5:01 PM

Ubaldo Jimenez wasn't great but was good enough Tuesday, holding the Royals to one run on nine hits and three walks over five frames in a 9-1 win.

It was a heck of a lot of baserunners for Jimenez, who threw a whopping 106 pitches over the five innings. He managed to skate in and out of harm's way for the most part, though. It's been a month since Jimenez had a quality start, and he'll take a 6.21 ERA into Toronto this weekend.
Jun 7 - 10:55 PM

Possibly pitching for his rotation spot, Ubaldo Jimenez gave up five runs over five innings in a no-decision Thursday against the Red Sox.

The final line is misleading, as Jimenez was actually brilliant for five innings before failing to record an out in a five-run sixth. Five of the Red Sox' six hits on the night came in that inning, including a David Ortiz three-run home run. It remains to be seen whether Jimenez, who owns a 6.59 ERA and 1.85 WHIP through 11 starts, showed enough to stay in the O's rotation. Assuming he did, the 32-year-old will take on the Royals on Tuesday.
Jun 2 - 10:27 PM

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Sunday that Ubaldo Jimenez is the "projected" starter for the club on Thursday.

While Jimenez is currently penciled in to start, it sounds like it's not a guarantee that he'll take the ball that day. It's not a surprise that it appears the O's are considering a change, as the righty lasted just 1 2/3 innings Saturday and now holds a 6.36 ERA.
May 29 - 12:28 PM

Ubaldo Jimenez gave up six runs for the third straight start -- although just three were earned -- in a loss to the Indians on Saturday.

A fielding error in the first inning made three of the Indians' four runs unearned, but it's not as though Jimenez was much better. The right-hander lasted just 1 2/3 innings, allowing five hits and walking three before exiting. He's now 2-6 with a 6.36 ERA for a team with aspirations of winning the AL East. It's hard to imagine they'll continue running him out there much longer when he's pitching like this, but his next scheduled start, until further notice, is set for Thursday against the Red Sox.
May 28 - 8:18 PM

Ubaldo Jimenez was blasted again in Sunday's loss to the Angels, giving up six runs on eight hits over 5 2/3 innings.

Jimenez walked three and struck out three in the contest. After scratching out a run in the second inning, the Angels erupted for five in the third. It's actually a minor miracle that Jimenez was able to regain his composure and pitch into the sixth inning. While he'll remain in the rotation for now, he owns a troublesome 6.04 ERA and 1.78 WHIP on the season and shouldn't be in any fantasy lineups for Saturday's start against the Indians in Cleveland.
May 22 - 8:21 PM

Ubaldo Jimenez was lit up for six runs on five hits and four walks over just 4 1/3 frames in Tuesday's loss to the Mariners.

It was pretty much a classic "bad Ubaldo" outing. The right-hander was tagged for two runs in the first and then knocked out in the fifth, although two of the runs charged to him scored on a Kyle Seager three-run homer that Brian Matusz served up. Jimenez walked four batters for the fifth time this season and now holds a 5.60 ERA and 1.76 WHIP. He'll try to bounce back in Anaheim this weekend.
May 17 - 10:13 PM

Ubaldo Jimenez allowed nine hits and five runs -- four earned -- over five innings in a no-decision Thursday against the Tigers.

It wasn't a pretty final line, but the 32-year-old was actually lucky to get off as lightly as he did. He issued four walks to go with his nine hits allowed, and he stranded runners on base in three of his five completed innings. Without factoring in the decision, Jimenez remained 2-3 with a 4.87 ERA and 1.72 WHIP on the year. A meeting with the Mariners is on tap for Wednesday.
May 13 - 12:43 AM

Ubaldo Jimenez limited the Athletics to two runs over eight innings to earn a split in Saturday's doubleheader, leading the Orioles to a 5-2 win.

Jimenez gave up nine hits, including four to Josh Reddick, and walked one while striking out six on the night. The win snapped a three-game losing streak for the right-hander, moving him to 2-3 with a 4.54 ERA, 1.60 WHIP and 35/16 K/BB ratio over 35 2/3 innings. Jimenez will try to make it two in a row Thursday against the Tigers.
May 7 - 10:25 PM

Friday's scheduled contest between the Athletics and Orioles was postponed due to inclement weather.

The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Saturday. Friday's scheduled starters, Ubaldo Jimenez and Rich Hill, are expected to be pushed back a day. Make sure to get any and all O's and A's out of your daily fantasy lineups before lineups lock.
May 6 - 6:43 PM

Ubaldo Jimenez failed to provide much of a spark in Sunday's loss to the White Sox, coughing up six runs on seven hits over 4 2/3 innings.

The White Sox carved up Jimenez for four of the five runs on his line in the fifth inning. It was a disastrous frame in which the veteran right-hander allowed a total of five hits, plunked two batters, uncorked a wild pitch and -- just for good measure -- issued a walk. Thanks to all of that noise, Jimenez's ERA ballooned from 3.91 to 5.20 by the time he exited stage left. He will try to move that ghastly number back into respectability in a home start against the A's next time he toes the rubber.
May 1 - 4:57 PM

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