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31 Ubaldo Jimenez SP
Height/Weight: 6-5/210 | Birthdate: 1/22/1984 | Birthplace: Nagua, DR | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Baltimore | College: No College | MLB Experience: 9 | Salary: $5,750,000 | Owned/Started%: 22/6 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Orioles' Ubaldo Jimenez tosses five scoreless innings Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/24/2015) Orioles pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez allowed just four hits in five scoreless innings while striking out three and walking none in Tuesday's 9-2 win over the Pirates.

Manager Buck Showalter said after the outing that Jimenez threw the ball "nice and crisp" and that he had "a lot of counts in his favor and a really good tempo," masnsports.com reports.

"When you have so many hitter-friendly environments, there's nothing ever bad about having good command and working ahead in the count," Showalter said. "I was impressed with his times to the plate. He gave (Ryan) Lavarnway a chance to throw two guys out. In the past, that wouldn't have probably been able to happen. He's always been athletic. Made a couple of good fielding plays off the mound. You could tell he felt good about himself today."

Jimenez opened the spring with an ugly debut but has allowed just two earned runs in nine innings over his previous two starts.

"I feel really good," Jimenez said Tuesday. "I've been able to do what I'm supposed to do in the last two games, and that's command the fastball. I'm ahead in the count and I stay ahead. That's what I did today."

Jimenez owns a 15:6 K:BB ratio in 16 1/3 innings and has yet to allow a home run. He's competing for a spot in the rotation.


Orioles' Ubaldo Jimenez turns in one of his best outings of spring


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/18/2015) Orioles starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez turned in one of his best outings of the spring on Wednesday against the Twins, allowing only two runs on five hits over four innings of work. He struck out four and walked one, lowering his ERA to 8.74 this spring.

"I felt good about what I did out there. I was able to have good command of the fastball and the breaking ball," Jimenez said, per the Baltimore Sun. "My slider was good. My split was good, too."

When asked by reporters if he envisions Jimenez in the rotation this season, manager Buck Showalter said: "I'm not getting into that subject matter now because I don't have to," per Comcast SportsNet Baltimore.


Orioles' Ubaldo Jimenez lasts four innings in third spring start


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/13/2015) Orioles starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez allowed three runs on five hits and no walks in four innings Friday against the Blue Jays. He struck out one.

Jimenez opened the game with a 1-2-3 first inning before running into some trouble in the second. The Blue Jays would score three times in the second to take a 3-2 lead.

However, Jimenez bounced back from the rough inning to post two more scoreless frames before handing the game over to the bullpen. Jimenez, who was making his third start, lowered his ERA from 16.20 to 11.05. 

"Felt good," Jimenez said of his outing, per MASNsports.com. "I was able to do what I wanted to today and that was command the fastball. Working on my mechanics. I felt really comfortable out there and could throw the fastball wherever I wanted, inside or outside."


Orioles' Ubaldo Jimenez adjusts delivery in second start


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/8/2015) Orioles starter Ubaldo Jimenez wasn't perfect on Sunday, but things went much more smoothly than in his first start. Jimenez was rocked for six runs in 1.2 innings on Tuesday. 

Jimenez watched tape of his first start with coaches and made a mechanical adjustment to his delivery. The fix seemed to work, as Jimenez struck out five of the 11 batters he faced. He went two innings, allowing one run on two hits and three walks. 

Jimenez threw 28 pitches in the first inning, pitching from behind to most batters. He settled down, though, and struck out the side in his second inning of work. 

“Probably in the last start, I had better command, but today I was able to put in the game what I was working [on] in the bullpen,” Jimenez told the Baltimore Sun's Eduardo Encina. “That’s why I’m happy. I took what I was practicing, I took it into the game, and I didn’t forget it.


Orioles' Jimenez creates some positives out of rough spring debut


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2015) One look at the box score and you can see Orioles starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez did not have a good spring debut Tuesday against the Tigers. The veteran right-handed pitcher lasted just 1 1/3 innings, allowing six runs (five earned) on two hits and two walks.

Surprisingly, however, Jimenez didn't think his outing was as bad as the numbers indicate.

"I don't want to say I lost control because I had pretty good command of the fastball," he said, per MASNsports.com. "I let a couple slip, two-seam fastballs to hitters, and then I made a mistake with a slider, probably the only one that I threw. I felt good.

"What I was looking for was to command the fastball. I know I walked two guys, but all of the pitches were really close, all of them were close. The only thing I can tell you is I did what I wanted to do and that was commanding the fastball. I threw a lot of fastballs. I only threw three or four breaking balls, mostly fastballs. I wanted to command the fastball and I feel good."

Jimenez did get off to a promising start Tuesday by striking out the first two batters he faced and posting a scoreless first inning. However, things got out of hand quickly as Detroit scored seven times in the second inning.

"It felt good," said Jimenez, who was using the same delivery he switched to in September. "I felt really good. I felt like I was a little bit smoother than before. I was in control of my head and that showed in the first inning."


Orioles SP Ubaldo Jimenez working on new delivery


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/21/2015) Orioles pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez told reporters he felt great following a bullpen session on Friday where he experimented a new delivery, according to MASN Sports.

Jimenez lowered his hands for a more compact delivery. He revealed that he wished he went to it sooner than September. Jimenez, who signed a four-year, $50 million deal with Baltimore in 2014, went 6-9 with a 4.81 ERA in 125 1/3 innings pitched.

"Felt really good," Jimenez said. "Everything felt really smooth. Something that I did, I threw like five bullpens before I came over here, back in the Orioles' complex in the Dominican. I went there and threw bullpens and then I threw a live batting practice to make sure when I got here my mechanics would be a little bit better. I stuck with what I was doing at the end of last year and everything feels good."


Orioles pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez hoping to bounce back in 2015


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/31/2015) Orioles pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez can't wait to get on the field and get past the 2014 season.

"I can’t wait," Jimenez said at Saturday’s FanFest event. "Whatever happened in 2014 is in the past. There's nothing I can do about it now. I can just look forward and now I’m going to do everything in spring training to get myself ready the best I can for the season and help the team."

Jimenez, who signed a four-year, $50 million deal with Baltimore in 2014, went 6-9 with a 4.81 ERA in 125 1/3 innings pitched. 

"It was pretty hard, coming in with a new team and signing a contract like that and not to do what everyone is expecting you to do, it’s hard," Jimenez said. "It’s hard not to be there for the team, but regardless what happened, I fought a lot. I think I was trying to find a way to survive to be there for the team and do whatever I can do the best. We got really far. I didn’t help a lot, but I tried to do whatever I could with whatever I had."


O's might have obstacles in trading Jimenez due to his contract


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/11/2014) While the Orioles are willing to listen to trade offers for starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez, trading him might be difficult because of $38.75 million left on his contract for the next three seasons, according to The Baltimore Sun.

"I think probably the best thing we can do is get him to throw strikes more consistently and that would be good for everybody," Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said.

However, if Jimenez remains with the team, manager Buck Showalter expects a bounce-back year from the veteran starting pitcher. Showalter has confidence in Jimenez because he made a late-season adjustment to his delivery -- he no longer raises his hands over and behind his head -- which showed some promise.


Report: Orioles getting 'moderate' interest on Ubaldo Jimenez


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/18/2014) The Orioles are receiving "moderate" trade interest for starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez, according to FOX Sports reporter Ken Rosenthal.

CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reported last week the Orioles began fielding trade inquiries on Jimenez, who struggled in 2014 after signing a four-year, $50 million contract. He went 6-9 with a 4.81 ERA in 25 outings (22 starts) after going 13-9 with a 3.30 ERA in 32 starts for Cleveland in 2013.


Orioles fielding trade inquiries on Ubaldo Jimenez


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/12/2014) The Orioles are fielding trade inquiries on veteran pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. There is believed to be some interest in Jimenez and a reunion with the Indians could be a potential option.

Jimenez struggled in 2014 after signing a four-year, $50 million with the Orioles. He went 6-9 with a 4.81 ERA in 25 outings (22 starts) after going 13-9 with a 3.30 ERA in 32 starts for Cleveland in 2013.


Brian Matusz in, Ubaldo Jimenez out of Orioles ALCS roster


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/10/2014) Brian Matusz has replaced disappointing fellow right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez on the Orioles  roster for the American League Championship Series, per MLB.com

Matusz performed more effectively than Jimenez in the regular season. He compiled a 2-3 record and 3.48 ERA with 53 strikeouts in 51 2/3 innings. Jimenez struggled greatly with his control in losing his rotation spot and earning a trip to the minors. He finished 6-9 with a 4.81 ERA and 77 walks in 125 1/3 innings.


Ubaldo Jimenez moved off Sunday start


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/26/2014) Orioles pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez will not make his scheduled start Sunday.

The team has opted to replace Jimenez with Miguel Gonzalez. Jimenez had a difficult first season in Baltimore, posting a 4.85 ERA over 124 1/3 innings. 


Ubaldo Jimenez allows two runs in win vs. Yankees


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/23/2014) Orioles pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez picked up a win Tuesday, giving up two earned runs on three hits and three walks in five-plus innings while striking out three in his team's 5-4 victory over the Yankees.

Jimenez (6-9) gave up only a run on a fourth-inning groundout and was removed after the first two batters in the sixth inning reached base safely, with one coming around to score. He's won both of his starts since being moved to the bullpen in August, but he isn't scheduled to make another. Jimenez owns a 4.85 ERA, 1.53 WHIP and 113:77 K:BB ratio in 124 1/3 innings.


Orioles shuffle starting rotation


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/22/2014) The Orioles will start right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez at the Yankees on Tuesday, allowing them to stick to their plan of giving each of their starting pitchers an extra day of rest heading into the postseason.

"There's a fine line between not having enough rest and having too much rest, so we're trying to have every guy that pitches get one extra day before the start," manager Buck Showalter told the Baltimore Sun. “We're going to try to give everybody, so you're not too far away from the ball but you get a little extra rest. They all seem to respond well to that."

While left-hander Wei-Yin Chen will start Monday at the Yankees, right-hander Chris Tillman won't start again until Friday at Toronto. Miguel Gonzalez will start the team's final game Sunday at Toronto.

As of now, Bud Norris and Kevin Gausman are scheduled to start Wednesday's and Thursday's games at the Yankees, but that could change. Jimenez could end up making a second start before season's end.


Ubaldo Jimenez strikes out six in win vs. Blue Jays


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/16/2014) Orioles pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez earned a win Tuesday, allowing two earned runs on two hits and four walks in five innings while striking out six as the Orioles clinched the AL East crown with a 8-2 victory over the Blue Jays.

Jimenez (5-9) was making a spot start after moving to the bullpen in August, and he delivered five solid innings after the team jumped ahead with a three-run home run in the first inning. Jimenez owns a 4.90 ERA and 110:74 K:BB ratio in 119 1/3 innings. The Orioles take home the team's first division title since 1997 with the win.


Ubaldo Jimenez scheduled for spot start Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/13/2014) Orioles pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez will start Tuesday against the Blue Jays, masnsports.com reports.

The Orioles needed a spot start from some after playing a doubleheader Friday, and Jimenez will make a brief return to the rotation. He owns a 4.96 ERA and 104:70 K:BB ratio in 114 1/3 innings.


Orioles jumble weekend rotation


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/19/2014) The Orioles have altered their weekend rotation, according to the Baltimore Sun.

Ubaldo Jimenez will be skipped the next time through, so the club had to make a few changes. Bud Norris will get the call Saturday. Miguel Gonzalez has not officially been announced for Sunday's game yet, but it looks like he'll receive the start. Chris Tillman will pitch Monday. 


Ubaldo Jimenez heading to the bullpen...for now


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/19/2014) Orioles pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez has been moved to the bullpen for now, according to the Baltimore Sun

Jimenez will miss at least one start due to the move. It's unclear if the team will move him back into the rotation at that point, or if the move is permanent. Jimenez has a 4.83 ERA over 110 innings. 


O's thinking about removing Ubaldo Jimenez from rotation?


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/17/2014) Orioles starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez has a 7.84 ERA in two starts since returning from the disabled list, and his struggles could lead to the Orioles taking him out of the rotation.

"I’m kind of decided but I’m not going to [say]," manager Buck Showalter said of Jimenez’s next step, per MLB.com. "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."


Ubaldo Jimenez struggles Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/16/2014) Orioles pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez struggled against the Indians Saturday.

Jimenez allowed six runs on five hits over 4 1/3 innings. He struck out five and walked three during the outing. Home runs were the main reason for Jimenez’s struggles. Things started off poorly, as Jimenez walked the first two batters of the game. After getting one out, Jimenez gave up a three-run homer to Carlos Santana. He settled in until the fifth inning. After giving up a double and a run-scoring single, Jimenez gave up a two-run shot to Michael Brantley. He was pulled from the game at that point.

With the loss, Jimenez fell to 4-9 on the season. He’ll make his next start against the Cubs.


Orioles shuffle rotation following rain-out


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/12/2014) In the aftermath of Tuesday's postponed game, the Orioles were able to shuffle their rotation a bit, MLB.com reports. 

Tuesday's starter, Wei-Yin Chen, has been given a few extra days of rest, as his next start has been pushed back to Friday against the Indians. Chris Tillman will remain on schedule to pitch Wednesday against the Yankees, while Ubaldo Jimenez and Kevin Gausman will follow to close out the weekend series against the Indians. 


Ubaldo Jimenez earns win in return from disabled list


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/9/2014) Orioles pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez earned a win Saturday, giving up three earend runs on six hits and three walks in six innings and striking out five in his team's 10-3 victory over the Cardinals.

Jimenez (4-8) gave up a run in the first and a run in the second to fall behind early, but his offense picked him up in a big way, racking up nine runs by the time the starter was removed. It was a solid performance in his first start back from the disabled list. Jimenez owns a 4.51 ERA and 93:63 K:BB ratio in 105 2/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Indians Friday.


Ubaldo Jimenez set for Saturday start


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/9/2014) It's official - Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez has been activated off the disabled list and is set to start Saturday against St. Louis.

Jimenez hopes to pick it up upon his return. He could be moved to the bullpen if he doesn't perform better than he did before he went down. He owns a 3-8 record and 4.52 ERA with 60 walks in 99 2/3 innings.


Ubaldo Jimenez set to return from DL Saturday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/7/2014) Orioles pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez is scheduled to make his first start back from injury Saturday against the Cardinals, according to the Baltimore Sun. Jimenez threw 35 pitches in a side session Wednesday, which was declared the "best bullpen of the whole year." He has been sidelined since early July with a right ankle sprain.

Ubaldo Jimenez throws 'best bullpen of the whole year'


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2014) Orioles pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez threw 35 pitches in a side session Wednesday and declared it the "best bullpen of the whole year," MLB.com reports.

"I think, first thing, I didn't feel anything in my ankle," Jimenez said. "I was able to get on the mound and throw everything I had without trying too hard. Everything was working."

Jimenez has been sidelined since early July with an ankle injury and appears ready to return to action this weekend. The team has yet to determine starters for Saturday and Sunday, and Jimenez may wind up in one of those slots. Jimenez could also return in a bullpen role for a team that has received excellent starting pitching over the last few weeks.