Ubaldo Jiménez
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3 days ago

Jimenez (2-2) allowed only two runs on four hits and four walks while striking out three batters through seven innings during Sunday's win over St. Louis.

EDGE Analysis

This was Jimenez's first start since May 22, and it was his best outing since pitching 7.2 scoreless innings against Cincinnati on April 19. It's been a rough year for the veteran righty, and his 6.25 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 7.5 K/9 aren't moving the fantasy needle. While he's still a potential streaming option or low-priced flier in daily contests against the right opponents, expectations should also be kept in check. If Jimenez sticks in the rotation for another turn, he projects to face the Rays at Tropicana Field.

Ubaldo Jiménez
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6 days ago

Jimenez will make a spot start Sunday against the Cardinals, MASN's Roch Kubatko reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's unclear whether this move is permanent or not, but the Orioles do plan on moving Alec Asher back to a bullpen role, which could afford Jimenez the chance to earn himself a spot in the rotation once again. Jimenez moved to the bullpen after posting a 7.17 ERA with a 1.71 WHIP over his first eight outings, but he did make a handful of serviceable relief outings to show he could be a feasible spot start option if needed. Still, Jimenez is too inconsistent to warrant a spot on a roster aside from the deepest of AL-only leagues.

Ubaldo Jiménez
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2 weeks ago

Jimenez pitched three innings, allowing just one hit (a solo home run) with no walks and five strike outs in Thursday's relief appearance.

EDGE Analysis

Through 13 innings in relief this year, Jimenez owns a 3.46 ERA and 14:4 K:BB while limiting hitters to a .184 BAA. Over 39.2 innings as a starter, those numbers sit at 7.71, 30:22 and .288, respectively. There's no reason for manager Buck Showalter to move Jimenez back into the rotation this season outside of an emergency situation.

Ubaldo Jiménez
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4 weeks ago

Jimenez will pitch out of the bullpen for the time being, the Baltimore Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

Alec Asher will get the starting nod Sunday in place of Jimenez, who has struggled to the tune of a 7.17 ERA and 1.71 WHIP in 42.2 innings so far this season. Jimenez did rebound after a demotion to the bullpen last season, posting a 3.12 ERA over his final eight starts, and the club is holding out hope that Jimenez will follow a similar path this year. The 33-year-old is in the final year of his contract with Baltimore.

Ubaldo Jiménez
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4 weeks ago

Jimenez will not start Sunday's game against the Astros, MASN's Roch Kubatko reports.

EDGE Analysis

Alec Asher will get the nod instead of Jimenez, who was initially lined up to take the ball for the series finale. Jimenez has been wildly unpredictable this season, throwing two quality starts but getting shelled in his six other starts. In all, Jimenez has a 7.17 ERA and a 1.71 WHIP with 11 home runs allowed over 42.2 innings. If Asher does well in his outing, it could hurt Jimenez's chances at rejoining the rotation.

Ubaldo Jiménez
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1 month ago

As of Wednesday morning, the plan is for Jimenez to remain in the Orioles' rotation, and make his next start Sunday in Houston, Rich Dubroff of PressBoxOnline.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Murmurs of an impending move to the bullpen have surfaced (for the second straight season) after the right-hander's disastrous start to 2017. "Jimenez's next start is on Sunday, and we'll see what happens when we get there. That's when he's scheduled to start again," manager Buck Showalter said. "We take each day as it comes, and see where we are as a pitching staff after each outing." The skippers words wouldn't fall under the category of encouraging, and Showalter hinted that even Sunday's start is not etched in stone. Either way, Jimenez's future as a starting pitcher is clearly on thin ice. If the Orioles decided on another starter for May 28, they could consider left-hander Jayson Aquino, who was recalled May 23, or right-hander Mike Wright, who is scheduled to start for Triple-A Norfolk May 28.

Ubaldo Jiménez
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1 month ago

The Orioles are discussing whether to move Jimenez out of the starting rotation and into the bullpen, Eduardo Encina of The Baltimore Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jimenez is in the final year -- earning $13.5 million -- of a four-year, $50 million contract. It's become obvious that the marriage won't last past this season, but the Orioles would be on the hook for $8 million by releasing Jimenez now. The right-hander's 7.17 ERA through nine games (eight starts) is second-worst in MLB behind San Diego's Jared Weaver. When asked whether the team would move the veteran to the bullpen like it did last year, manager Buck Showalter said, "There's always that possibility." The O's are in a tough spot, but it's clear that Jimenez is a major liability that hurts the team's chances of winning when he's on the hill. Limiting his innings by moving him to the bullpen could be the only solution until he shows improvement.

Ubaldo Jiménez
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1 month ago

Jimenez (1-3) allowed six runs on nine hits and two walks across four innings during Monday's loss to the Twins. He struck out three.

EDGE Analysis

Jimenez allowed a pair of runs through his first four innings, but he was chased with no outs in the fifth as four consecutive men reached base and later came around to score after his removal. Going deep into games has been a struggle for him this season, as six of his eight starts have spanned five innings or fewer after his latest meltdown. Jimenez has yielded fewer than four runs just three times this season en route to an unsightly 7.17 ERA and could face another rough outing in his next start Sunday against the Astros.

Ubaldo Jiménez
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1 month ago

Jimenez (1-2) gave up five runs on eight hits and three walks in Wednesday's loss to the Tigers. He struck out five.

EDGE Analysis

A pair of Tyler Collins homers did him in, resulting in Jimenez's fifth start of four-plus runs in eight games this year. He's been a massive liability in fantasy, which isn't really a change of pace from the last few seasons.

Ubaldo Jiménez
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1 month ago

Jimenez allowed four runs on five hits and two walks across 7.2 innings in a no decision Tuesday against the Nationals. He struck out six.

EDGE Analysis

Jimenez was quite dominant through seven innings, but he ran into trouble in the eighth and put two men on before surrendering a three-run homer to Adam Lind. He suddenly found himself on the hook for the loss as he was removed with two outs, but was bailed out as his team mounted a late charge and won the game in extra innings. Jimenez's outing is encouraging considering he hadn't gone longer than three innings in any of his previous three appearances -- one of those in relief -- nor had he struck out more than five batters in any outing this season. He still has an unsightly 6.15 ERA, but perhaps this effort can give him something to build on heading into Sunday's matchup with the low-scoring Royals.