Description: Orioles pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez made his spot start on Tuesday and pitched five innings, allowed two runs on two hits, struck out six and walked four to capture a victory over the Blue Jays, 8-2.
Insight: With a doubleheader last week, the Orioles needed a sixth starter, so manager Buck Showalter called upon Jimenez. The pitcher has had a rough season, but he pitched well on Tuesday. For the year, Jimenez is 5-9 with a 4.90 ERA.
9/13/2014 1:37:00 PM
Description: Orioles pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez will make a spot start on Tuesday against the Blue Jays according to MASN Sports.
Insight: With the doubleheader on Friday, the Orioles will need a sixth starter this coming week, so manager Buck Showalter called Jimenez's number. Since moving to the bullpen in August, Jimenez has continued to struggle, allowing four runs in his four and 1/3 innings. He is not a very good pickup in fantasy.
8/19/2014 8:20:00 PM
Description: The Orioles have decided to move Ubaldo Jimenez to the bullpen, according to Brittany Ghiroli of mlb.com.
Insight: Jimenez is 20 starts into a four-year, $50 million contract. He's first in the AL with 66 walks and has a 4.83 ERA and a 1.55 WHIP in 110 innings. Miguel Gonzalez will start in his place Sunday.
8/16/2014 9:51:00 PM
Description: Orioles starter Ubaldo Jimenez allowed six runs on five hits and walked three over 4 1/3 innings Saturday at Cleveland.
Insight: Jimenez gave up three runs over six innings in his return from an ankle sprain on Aug. 9, but as usual he can't be counted on for any sort of consistency.
8/4/2014 10:03:00 AM
Description: Orioles starter Ubaldo Jimenez (ankle) looked sharp in his final minor league rehab start and should be back with the big club this week.
Insight: Jimenez threw 94 pitches, going six innings,and yielding just two hits. Unfortunately, he is too inconsistent to trust in fantasy leagues. He's 8-8 with a 4.52 ERA and a 1.54 WHIP.
7/31/2014 8:26:00 PM
Description: Orioles starter Ubaldo Jimenez (ankle) will make one more rehab start either Sunday or Monday before returning to the rotation.
Insight: Jimenez is too inconsistent to trust in fantasy leagues. He's 8-8 with a 4.52 ERA and a 1.54 WHIP.
7/29/2014 10:25:00 AM
Description: Orioles starter Ubaldo Jimenez (ankle) is scheduled to start a rehab assignment Tuesday and should be a couple of starts away from his return to the roster.
Insight: Jimenez wasn't pitching very well before the injury (3-8, 4.52 ERA, 1.535 WHIP), so fantasy owners probably aren't waiting for his return.
7/22/2014 8:36:00 PM
Description: Orioles starter Ubaldo Jimenez (ankle) will throw another bullpen session Wednesday, according to Brittany Ghiroli of mlb.com.
Insight: If that goes well, Jimenez will be cleared for a rehab assignment. He rolled his ankle stepping out of a car earlier this month.
7/18/2014 9:20:00 PM
Description: Orioles starter Ubaldo Jimenez (ankle) will throw a bullpen session Sunday.
Insight: If that goes well, Jimenez could throw a rehab start Wednesday. He rolled his ankle while stepping out of his car earlier this month.
7/11/2014 5:23:00 PM
Description: The Orioles have placed Ubaldo Jimenez on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 6, with a sprained right ankle.
Insight: Jimenez rolled his ankle while stepping out of his car on Wednesday. He's thrown up a 4.52 ERA and a 1.54 WHIP in 99 2/3 innings this season.
6/30/2014 10:39:00 PM
Description: Orioles starter Ubaldo Jimenez held the Rangers to one unearned run on four hits over eight innings Monday night to improve to 3-8.
Insight: Once every handful of starts, Jimenez (4.31 ERA, 1.48 WHIP) will put together a dominant outing that helps him keep his ERA in check. He's too inconsistent to trust in fantasy leagues, however. The right-hander has recorded a 36/31 K/BB over his last 44 innings.
5/13/2014 9:59:00 PM
Description: Baltimore starter Ubaldo Jimenez has allowed just 13 hits and one earned run while posting a 20/5 K/BB in his last 19 2/3 innings.
Insight: Jimenez ended April with a 6.59 ERA but he dropped to 4.02 after holding Detroit to three hits over seven scoreless innings Tuesday night. The right-hander is extremely erratic and difficult to trust in fantasy leagues, but we saw in the second half last year that he's still capable of dominating for long stretches.
5/3/2014 10:03:00 AM
Description: Baltimore starter Ubaldo Jimenez finally entered the win column Friday against Minnesota.
Insight: Jimenez (1-4, 5.19 ERA) fanned ten hitters over 7 1/3 scoreless frames. It was easily the right-hander's best outing of the season. Jimenez will be on the hill again Thursday versus Tampa Bay.
4/25/2014 9:51:00 PM
Description: Orioles starter Ubaldo Jimenez walked four more batters and allowed four runs on six hits in six innings Friday against Kansas City.
Insight: We were wary of the inconsistent Jimenez this season after left his comfort zone in Cleveland to sign with Baltimore, and he has been highly ineffective so far. He has a 6.59 ERA, a 1.83 WHIP and a 21/17 K/BB in 27 1/3 innings.
4/13/2014 8:09:00 PM
Description: Orioles starter Ubaldo Jimenez gave up 10 hits and five earned runs in 5 1/3 innings Sunday against Toronto.
Insight: He's 0-3 with a 7.31 ERA and a 2.06 WHIP. Jimenez got a big contract from Baltimore but he may have left his comfort zone behind in Cleveland.
2/17/2014 7:47:00 PM
Description: According to Ken Rosenthal of foxsports.com, the Orioles have agreed to terms on a deal with Ubaldo Jimenez.
Insight: Rosenthal said the numbers reported by Roch Kubatko of masnsports.com -- four years, $48 million -- are close to the actual contract value. Jimenez revived his career by going 13-9 with a 3.30 ERA and 194 strikeouts in 182 2/3 innings last season (5-2 with a 1.65 ERA and 79 K in his last 60 IP) but he's still a huge risk due to his inconsistent pitching mechanics. Jimenez will have to pass a physical and the O's are known for putting players through stringent health tests (Grant Balfour and Tyler Colvin already failed tests with Baltimore this offseason), so the deal is not yet completed.
12/31/2013 7:43:00 PM
Description: Free agent starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez is hoping to land a four-year deal worth between $17 and 20 million annually this offseason. SOURCE: Cleveland Plain Dealer
Insight: Jimenez definitely improved his stock by having an excellent season in 2013 (13-9, 3.30 ERA) but nobody's going to pay him $20 million a year. Any team that signs him will have to give up a draft pick to do so after Jimenez rejected the Indians' $14 million qualifying offer back in November.
11/9/2013 9:30:00 PM
Description: Righthander Ubaldo Jimenez is a longhsot to return to Cleveland next season. SOURCE: Cleveland Plain Dealer
Insight: The Indians are trying to keep him but if the money is better elsewhere, don't be surprised if Jimenez bolts. Jimenez's 3.30 ERA this year was his lowest since 2010.
9/29/2013 6:50:00 PM
Description: Cleveland starter Ubaldo Jimenez dominated the Twins Sunday at Target Field.
Insight: The Indians righthander delivered 13 punchouts in 6 2/3 innings. Jimenez has been sensational over the last month, collecting four wins and a 1.09 ERA in 41 1/3 September innings. The Indians will face the winner of tomorrow's tiebreaker game between Texas and Tampa Bay Wednesday in Cleveland. The winner of that will play the Red Sox in the ALDS.
9/14/2013 10:35:00 PM
Description: Indians starter Ubaldo Jimenez turned in another gem Saturday against the White Sox (8 1/3 IP, 8 H, 1 ER).
Insight: That's three wins in a row for Jimenez, who has now recorded double-digit strikeouts in three of his last five starts. He's got another layup coming Thursday against the last place Astros.