Ubaldo Jimenez
SP BAL
3 weeks ago

Jimenez tossed three scoreless innings, allowing three hits and one walk while striking out one in Saturday's Grapefruit League game against the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

The Rays worked Jimenez for 21 pitches in the bottom of the first inning, which included a walk and a wild pitch, but the righty induced a double-play to wiggle out of the jam. Jimenez settled down and dealt 14 of 17 pitches for strikes in the second frame, and tacked on 11 pitches in the third to finish the day at 49. He retired seven of the last eight batters he faced, allowing only an infield hit during that stretch. Through two spring starts, the 33-year-old has allowed one run on six hits and one walk while notching just one strikeout over five innings.

Ubaldo Jimenez
SP BAL
3 weeks ago

Jimenez tossed 29 pitches over two innings, allowing one run on three hits while not recording a walk or strikeout, in Monday's spring game against the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

Jimenez was satisfied with his overall performance in his spring debut. Following the outing, the veteran said he's working to avoid deep counts this season. "I think that's what I was able to do in the last part of the [2016] season. That was attacking the strike zone, getting ahead and staying ahead. That's going to save me a lot of pitches and going to allow me to get deeper in the games," the southpaw told reporters after the game. Over the past three seasons, Jimenez has worked his way into a full count against a whopping 17.5 percent of the hitters he's faced. Last year, he averaged a career-worst 5.1 innings per start.

Ubaldo Jimenez
SP BAL
2 months ago

Jimenez believes the key to his 2017 success will be the ability to stay consistent on the hill, Jon Meoli of the Baltimore Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jimenez's ERA was above 7.20 in three of the six months last season. In each of the other months, the veteran posted an ERA below 3.95, including a season-best 2.31 mark in September. Prior to the All-Star break, Jimenez owned a 7.38 ERA over 81.2 innings while opposing hitters tagged him for a .320 BAA. The right-hander bounced back with a 2.82 ERA while holding opponents to a .183 average over 60.2 innings after the Midsummer Classic. The Orioles deployed a six-man rotation to end 2016, but with Yovani Gallardo dealt to Seattle in the offseason, Jimenez appears in line for more work in 2017.

Ubaldo Jimenez
SP BAL
6 months ago

Jimenez continued his late season run by shutting out the Blue Jays over 6.2 innings with one hit allowed, three walks and five strikeouts while picking up his eighth win of the season.

EDGE Analysis

Jimenez offered too little, too late for this season after running his ERA up to 7.38 in the first half before losing his rotation spot. The month of September was a different story, as Jimenez closed out the month with a 2.31 ERA and 0.81 WHIP. The strong performance could book Jimenez for a postseason rotation spot, assuming the club can hold off the Tigers and Mariners for a Wild Card spot.

Ubaldo Jimenez
SP BAL
6 months ago

Jimenez (7-12) pitched 5.1 innings, allowing two runs on four hits and four walks while striking out eight Red Sox in Wednesday's loss.

EDGE Analysis

Although it wasn't overwhelmingly impressive, Jimenez continued his in-season turnaround with another solid outing versus a danger Red Sox lineup. He cruised through five scoreless innings, but faltered in the sixth, leading to his first loss since Aug. 25. In 18 games (17 starts) prior to the All-Star break, the veteran posted a 7.38 ERA while opposing hitters racked up a .320 BAA. Since the Mid-Summer Classic, Jimenez owns a 3.50 ERA while keeping his BAA near Mendoza Line. In an unforeseen turn of events, Jimenez has become a useful fantasy hurler for the final weeks of the 2016 season.

Ubaldo Jimenez
SP BAL
6 months ago

Jimenez is likely to be Wednesday's starter against the Red Sox, MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jimenez has been pretty sharp over his last five starts. After tossing three quality starter in a row, he allowed four runs in seven innings last Friday. However, he did not walk a batter in that game, something that is a rarity for Jimenez who routinely struggles with control.

Ubaldo Jimenez
SP BAL
6 months ago

Jimenez didn't factor into the decision against the Rays on Friday, giving up four earned runs on seven hits over seven innings. He struck out eight.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran righty displayed what is a rarity for him, namely, pinpoint control. He fired 63 of 92 pitches for strikes and notched 13 swinging strikes overall. His two mistakes came early, with Evan Longoria tagging him for a two-run homer in the first and Richie Shaffer providing a 408-foot encore in the second that plated Steven Souza. Jimenez equaled his high in strikeouts on the season, and although his streak of four straight quality starts was technically snapped, he's gone at least six innings in his five starts since returning to the rotation. He'll look to keep the positive momentum going against the Red Sox next Thursday.

Ubaldo Jimenez
SP BAL
6 months ago

Jimenez allowed two runs in seven innings to earn his seventh win of the season against the Tigers on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

He is anything but a model of consistency, but Jimenez has delivered four quality starts in a row while winning each of his last two starts. Jimenez has lowered his ERA by almost a run in the process. Chris Tillman is due back in the rotation Sunday and that means either Jimenez or Wade Miley is likely to lose their rotation spot. Miley has just two quality starts and one win since he was acquired at the July trade deadline, which could mean Jimenez keeps his spot for now.

Ubaldo Jimenez
SP BAL
6 months ago

Jimenez will remain in the rotation for now, starting Saturday against the Tigers, MASN's Roch Kubatko reports.

EDGE Analysis

It seemed that Jimenez was just filling in while Chris Tillman was on the DL, but after throwing three straight quality starts, the O's decided to leave him in the rotation for now. Wade Miley now appears to be the starter with the least stability, as the O's will temporarily work with a six-man rotation as they evaluate their options. Of course, if Jimenez reverts back to the pitcher he was in the first four-plus months of the season, he could easily be moved out of the rotation as well. Jimenez goes on the road to face Jordan Zimmermann and the Tigers on Saturday.

Ubaldo Jimenez
SP BAL
7 months ago

Jimenez (6-11) won his first game since June 28, holding the Rays to three runs in a complete game effort on Monday. He gave up two hits, walked one, and struck out six.

EDGE Analysis

Jimenez has actually been very good for the Orioles since joining the rotation, logging 21.2 innings over three starts, allowing just seven runs. The owner of a 6.19 ERA and 1.68 WHIP, Jimenez would be a risky play over the final month of the season. With Chris Tillman likely to be activated from the DL to take his next turn in the rotation, it's not clear if or when Jimenez will make another start.