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Jimenez will start the first game of Baltimore's spring training season Tuesday, according to Britt Ghiroli of MLB.com.

The Orioles likely want to take a long look at Jimenez, Miguel Gonzalez and Kevin Gausman as the three players battle for two spots in the rotation. Jimenez figures to land with the team in some capacity, even if it is the bullpen since Gausman and Gonzalez have minor league options. Jimenez was effectively benched in September before making a couple of late starts when the division lead was well in hand. He made an adjustment in his delivery that the team seemed pleased with, but he was still left off the roster. When it rains, it pours with Jimenez. His control remains the key. Jimenez could have a 3.94 BB/IP like 2013 with Cleveland or a 5.53 BB/9 like last year with the Orioles.

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Jimenez made an adjustment in his delivery late in the 2014 season, MASN Sports reports.

Inconsistency lead to the Orioles yanking Jimenez from the rotation in August. Jimenez went on to appear in just three games in September before being left off the postseason roster. It is possible Jimenez can turn it around, but there is always a word of caution when players make adjustments or gain/lose weight. Jimenez had seven walks in 11 innings in September, a sign that his change in mechanics did not produce fruitful results.

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Jimenez was left off the ALCS roster, MASN Sports reports.

Jimenez did not pitch in Baltimore's sweep of the Tigers in the ALDS, so the Orioles elected to go with Brian Matusz on the ALCS roster. Jimenez struggled as a starter during the regular season and was moved to the bullpen late in the season. The Orioles already have Kevin Gausman available to pitch in long relief. Jimenez seems unlikely to make the World Series roster unless the move backfires in the ALCS, either with Matusz failing or with the team running out of relievers in prolonged extra innings.

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Jimenez will work out of the bullpen for the remainder of the season, the Baltimore Sun's Eduardo A. Encina reports.

Miguel Gonzalez will get the start in the final regular season game Sunday, and Jimenez will likely see action out of the bullpen in that game.

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Jimenez may start Sunday's season finale against the Blue Jays, MASN Sports reports.

Jimenez would be in line for the start after making his last appearance Tuesday, but the Orioles could opt to keep Miguel Gonzalez fresh before the playoffs. Jimenez likely would not go deep in Sunday's game, as the bullpen needs to stay fresh before the playoffs and Jimenez is likely on the playoff roster as a reliever.

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Jimenez gave up two runs on three hits while walking three and fanning three across five innings in a win over the Yankees on Tuesday.

It took five O's pitchers after Jimenez to get the job done, but he eventually came away with his sixth win of the season. The ninth-year big leaguer wraps up the regular season with a 4.85 ERA and 1.53 WHIP through 124.1 innings and will likely be on the outside looking in of Baltimore's starting rotation when they open up the postseason next week.

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Jimenez will start for the O's Tuesday against the Yankees, as expected, the Baltimore Sun's Eduardo A. Encina reports.

He threw a bullpen session Saturday and with the division crown locked up, the Orioles have nothing to lose by letting Jimenez try to regain some semblance of success on the mound as a starter before the postseason. In 115 innings as a starter this season, Jimenez has a 4.77 ERA and a 104:70 K:BB ration, which highlights how much he has struggled with his control this season. Only those desperate for counting stats should deploy Jimenez in his final start of the season.

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Jimenez threw a bullpen session before Saturday's game, and could be in line to start Tuesday, Eduardo A. Encina of the BaltimoreSun reports.

It was reported earlier that Jimenez would make at least one more start before the season ends, and it appears that date is approaching. He was removed from the starting rotation after posting bad numbers. He pitched well in his last start Wednesday, allowing just two runs over five innings of work while picking up the win.

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Jimenez will make at least one more start before the end of the regular season, Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports.

While the team has not yet set a date, Jimenez will start for Baltimore at some point next week, with manager Buck Showalter looking to get his starters at least one extra day of rest heading into the postseason. Jimenez issued four walks but gave up just two hits and two runs, with six strikeouts over five innings, in a win over the Blue Jays on Tuesday.

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Jimenez went five innings, allowing two runs on two hits and four walks with six strikeouts in Tuesday's win over the Blue Jays.

Making his first start since August 16 and his first appearance since August 31, Jimenez punched the win that helped the Orioles clinch the division. As is normal with Jimenez, his walks were high, as was his pitch count. The Orioles used Jimenez as a spot starter, but he could be used down the stretch if the team decides to rest the rotation it will use for the playoffs.