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Ubaldo Jimenez | Starting Pitcher

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (31) / 1/22/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Ubaldo Jimenez turned in another nice performance Sunday, allowing one run over six innings versus the Blue Jays.
Jimenez walked one and struck out three against something very close to the Jays' regular-season lineup. The Orioles are clearly giving a lot of thought to going with Jimenez in the rotation and putting Kevin Gausman in the pen. The problem there is less about Jimenez and more about Gausman having the highest ceiling on the staff. Jimenez, at least, is looking like a better bet that he was a few weeks ago. He's walked just two batters over 19 innings in his last four starts. Mar 29 - 4:28 PM

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Ubaldo Jimenez shut out the Pirates for five innings Tuesday in the Orioles' 9-2 victory.

What most pitchers want in spring training is just to gradually improve with each outing, and Jimenez has certainly done that in lowering his ERA from 33.75 to 6.06. He's gone from walking five and giving up two homers in his first two starts to walking one and allowing one homer over 13 innings in the last three. The Orioles still don't figure to put him into their rotation, but he's there if disaster strikes.
Mar 24 - 4:39 PM

Ubaldo Jimenez allowed two runs over four-plus innings and struck out four Wednesday against the Twins.

Jimenez opened up with three scoreless innings before the Twins got to him for single runs in the fourth and fifth. It was still his best outing so far this spring. Jimenez figures to open up in the Orioles' pen, but the team will keep him stretched out in case an injury arises.
Mar 18 - 4:40 PM

Ubaldo Jimenez gave up three runs and five hits in four innings Friday against the Blue Jays.

Jimenez walked none and lowered his spring ERA to 11.05, so we suppose this has to qualify as a good day.
Mar 13 - 4:35 PM

Ubaldo Jimenez struck out five Twins on Sunday, but also walked three and gave up a run in two-plus innings while falling to 0-2 this spring.

The run scored right away, with Joe Mauer doubling in Jordan Schafer in the first. Jimenez kept the Twins off the board afterwards, but three walks is still too many.
Mar 8 - 4:15 PM

Ubaldo Jimenez was tagged for six runs -- five earned -- in 1 1/3 innings by the Tigers on Tuesday.

Jimenez pitched a scoreless first, but this unraveled quickly in the second, with two walks, two HBPs, a wild pitch and a three-run homer from Ian Kinsler. We're guessing that Jimenez will open the year in the pen if the Orioles' other five rotation options all finish the spring healthy. He's not one of our preferred rebound candidates.
Mar 3 - 4:36 PM

Ubaldo Jimenez indicated he felt great after Friday's bullpen session, utilizing the new delivery that he changed to last September.

Jimenez has lowered his hands, making his delivery much more compact and easily repeatable. He's on the outside looking in on the Orioles rotation, so he'll need a strong showing this spring to state his case.
Feb 21 - 9:10 AM

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.
Tue, Nov 18, 2014 11:10:00 AM

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.
Tue, Nov 11, 2014 10:56:00 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.
Thu, Oct 2, 2014 10:44:00 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.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 11:14:00 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.
Mon, Sep 22, 2014 01:23:00 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.
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 10:34:00 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
Sat, Sep 13, 2014 10:53:00 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.
Tue, Aug 19, 2014 06:44:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Caleb Joseph
3Steve Clevenger
1B1Chris Davis
2Ryan Lavarnway
2B1Jonathan Schoop
2Everth Cabrera
3Ryan Flaherty
SS1J.J. Hardy
2Paul Janish
3B1Manny Machado
2Ryan Flaherty
3Jayson Nix
LF1Alejandro De Aza
2Delmon Young
3Nolan Reimold
CF1Adam Jones
2Julio Borbon
RF1Travis Snider
2Delmon Young
3David Lough
DH1Steve Pearce
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Tillman
2Wei-Yin Chen
3Bud Norris
4Miguel Gonzalez
5Kevin Gausman
6Ubaldo Jimenez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Tommy Hunter
3Darren O'Day
4Brian Matusz
5Wesley Wright
6Brad Brach
7Ryan Webb
8T.J. McFarland
9Logan Verrett
10Jason Garcia
11Cesar Cabral