Ubaldo Jimenez
SP BAL
18 hours ago

Jimenez was placed on the paternity list Saturday, MASN's Roch Kubatko reports.

EDGE Analysis

Tyler Wilson was recalled to help out of the bullpen while Jimenez is away. Jimenez, who unexpectedly became the subject of trade rumors Friday, can miss no more than three games while on paternity leave.

Ubaldo Jimenez
SP BAL
20 hours ago

Jimenez may be placed on the paternity list, as his wife is expected to give birth Saturday, Rich Dubroff of CSN Mid Atlantic reports

EDGE Analysis

Nothing is set in stone at this point, but with Jimenez currently away from the team while accompanying his wife at the hospital, it seems rather possible that a paternity list placement could be in his future. If that's the case, an announcement may not come until Sunday, and the Orioles would likely add a long reliever to temporarily compensate for the loss of Jimenez.

Ubaldo Jimenez
SP BAL
2 weeks ago

Jimenez (5-9) gave up five earned runs on five hits and two walks over 1.1 innings in Friday's 9-5 loss to the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran righty labored through 45 pitches in just over an inning, giving up an RBI single to Albert Pujols and RBI groundout to C.J. Cron in the first, and run-scoring singles to Yunel Escobar and Kole Calhoun in the second before getting the hook. Jimenez's place in the rotation was already on significantly shaky ground before Friday, so this performance may likely have been the final nail in the coffin. The 32-year-old's ERA is up to 7.38 after giving up 11 earned runs over his last 5.2 innings, and his WHIP now sits at an unwieldy 1.97.

Ubaldo Jimenez
SP BAL
2 weeks ago

Jimenez has been confirmed as the starting pitcher for Friday's game against the Angels, Roch Kubatko of MASN reports.

EDGE Analysis

It was not a lock that Jimenez would start Friday after he was roughed up in his last start, but manager Buck Showalter decided to keep him in the rotation for another turn. Jimenez and the Orioles will square off against an Angels squad that tagged Jimenez for six earned runs over 5.2 innings in their last matchup May 22.

Ubaldo Jimenez
SP BAL
3 weeks ago

Jimenez could draw the start in Friday's matchup with the Angels, Steve Melewski of MASNsports.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Orioles have yet to declare a starter for Friday's game, but it the decision will be between Jimenez and Mike Wright. Jimenez last pitched Sunday against the Mariners, giving up six runs in 4.1 innings.

Ubaldo Jimenez
SP BAL
3 weeks ago

Jimenez will start Sunday against the Mariners, Jon Meoli of the Baltimore Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jimenez has been one of the worst starters in baseball this season, but the Orioles, without any ready alternatives, will be forced to continue leaning on him in a starting role for the time being. To be fair, the right-hander has been a little better in his past two starts (three runs on seven hits in 11 innings), but he's walked eight over that span and manager Buck Showalter will likely keep him on a short leash.

Ubaldo Jimenez
SP BAL
4 weeks ago

Jimenez (5-7) allowed one run on three hits and four walks with five strikeouts over five innings in Tuesday's win over the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

Jimenez could have gone deeper into this game, as he threw just 87 pitches (49 strikes, 10 swinging) over the five innings of work. However, with the Orioles playing in a National League park, Jimenez was pulled for a pinch-hitter -- a decision his four walks likely made easier. Despite Tuesday's effort, Jimenez still has a 6.63 ERA as he has allowed five runs or more in five of his past nine starts.

Ubaldo Jimenez
SP BAL
1 month ago

Jimenez (4-7) held the Padres to two runs on four hits and four walks while striking out seven in Wednesday's 7-2 victory.

EDGE Analysis

The odds seemed stacked against Jimenez, who had given up five runs in each of his last two appearances, but those games were against the powerful Blue Jays offense; the Padres are another story entirely. It's been a truly horrendous season for Jimenez -- by far his worst ever in the majors -- but this outing may buy him one more turn in the rotation, which fortunately would come against these same Padres on Tuesday.

Ubaldo Jimenez
SP BAL
1 month ago

Jimenez will start Wednesday's game against the Padres, the Baltimore Sun's Eduardo Encina reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Odrisamer Despaigne getting used out of the bullpen Tuesday, the Orioles had an easier decision regarding giving Jimenez the ball Wednesday. He has given up five earned runs in back-to-back relief appearances, and is a good candidate to get hammered Wednesday, so he should be avoided in the majority of formats. Stacking Padres against Jimenez isn't a bad idea in DFS, however. It is not clear if he will remain the Orioles' fifth starter going forward.

Ubaldo Jimenez
SP BAL
1 month ago

Jimenez appears to be the most likely internal candidate to start Wednesday against the Padres, according to the Baltimore Sun.

EDGE Analysis

Dylan Bundy was needed for three innings Monday and Odrisamer Despaigne pitched in the series finale against Toronto (27 pitches), leaving Jimenez as the only real option currently on the roster. Jimenez last pitched Friday, allowing five runs on four hits over 2.1 innings to bump to his ERA to 7.34. Apparently, Jason Garcia, Wednesday's scheduled starter for Double-A Bowie, is receiving some consideration for the start. However, Garcia has just recently started to turn it around after a rough first couple months and the team may be hesitant to give him a major league assignment at this point.