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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.

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Jimenez will start Tuesday against the Blue Jays, MASNsports.com reports.

Manager Buck Showalter will summon Jimenez from the bullpen, with the team in need of a sixth starter following Friday's doubleheader. Jimenez gave up three runs on a hit and three walks while recording just one out in his last appearance Aug. 31, bringing his ERA and WHIP to 4.96 and 1.56, respectively.

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Jimenez made his first bullpen appearance for the Orioles Saturday, allowing one run with five strikeouts in four innings.

Having Jimenez available in the bullpen turned out to be handy for the Orioles, as Jimenez pitched following a three hour rain delay after the second inning. Jimenez would need to string together several good bullpen outings to have another shot at the rotation. "He had the 75 pitches in four innings, Showalter told MASN Sports. That's still a lot of pitches, but he was pretty effective and I was glad to see that."

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Jimenez has been moved to the bullpen, Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports.

Jimenez was given a fair chance to re-establish a hold on a rotation spot, but he allowed nine runs on 11 hits and six walks over 10.1 innings in two outings after returning from an ankle injury. The team will turn back to Miguel Gonzalez this weekend and make available to eat innings in long relief starting Tuesday.

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Orioles manager Buck Showalter was non-committal when asked about Jimenez's chances of making another start, Britt Ghiroli of MLB.com reports.

The comments followed another disappointing start from Jimenez on Saturday, who now has a 4.83 ERA in his first campaign with the Orioles. With Miguel Gonzalez at their disposal as a sixth starter, the O's could conceivably shift Jimenez to long relief if desired, but he's in the first season of a four-year, $50 million deal.

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Jimenez struck out five and walked three while giving up three runs on six hits over six innings to earn his fourth win of the season Saturday.

In his return from the disabled list, the O's offense provided Jimenez with plenty of run support, pounding John Lackey for nine runs through the first five innings. He'll face the Tribe in Cleveland for his next scheduled start Friday.

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Jimenez (ankle) was activated from the 15-day DL and will start Saturday vs. the Cardinals, Rich Dubroff of CSN Baltimore reports.

Jimenez's spot in the rotation could very well hinge on how well he pitches in his first start since July 5, as back-end arms Bud Norris, Kevin Gausman and Miguel Gonzalez have done little to justify their removal from starting duties. Jimenez, meanwhile, sports a mediocre 4.52 ERA and 1.53 WHIP on the season, and has been especially abysmal during afternoon affairs like Saturday's, going 0-5 with a 10.55 in his previous five daytime starts. The four-year, $50 million contract Jimenez signed in the offseason may be the only reason he might continue to hold down a starting job if he scuffles Saturday.