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Name  Ubaldo Jimenez
Born  1/22/1984
Height  6-4
Weight  210
Number  31
Position  SP
Bats  R
Throws  R
Cold4/13/2014 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, the Orioles have agreed to terms on a deal with Ubaldo Jimenez.
Insight: Rosenthal said the numbers reported by Roch Kubatko of -- 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.
Hot9/29/2013 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.
Hot9/14/2013 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.
Hot9/9/2013 9:59:00 PM
Description: Cleveland righthander Ubaldo Jimenez defeated the Royals with a seven-inning effort Monday at Progressive Field.
Insight: Jimenez (7 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 10 K's, 0 BB) is quietly having one of his best seasons. His 3.62 ERA is the lowest he's posted since 2010. Jimenez (11-9) and the Indians are now just a game and a half behind Tampa Bay in the American League Wild Card.
Hot9/3/2013 10:04:00 PM
Description: Indians starter Ubaldo Jimenez blanked the Orioles on four hits with four strikeouts and two walks to win Tuesday's game.
Insight: Jimenez is scary to own but there's no doubting his results this season. He's 10-9 with a 3.79 ERA and 147 strikeouts in 147 1/3 innings, including 10-7 with a 2.97 ERA in his last 130 1/3 innings after starting out 0-2 with a 10.06 ERA. He has gone 3-5 with a 2.22 ERA and 53 strikeouts in 48 2/3 innings since the All-Star break.
7/28/2013 7:24:00 PM
Description: Indians starter Ubaldo Jimenez two-hit the Texas Rangers over eight scoreless innings Sunday.
Insight: Jimenez is often shaky due to his high walk rate and his overall numbers still aren't great, but he has gone 8-3 with a 3.12 ERA and a 1.41 WHIP over his last 17 starts.
7/9/2013 10:11:00 PM
Description: Indians starter Ubaldo Jimenez didn't allow a run Tuesday for the first time since June 1.
Insight: Jimenez gave up five hits (three doubles) and walked two over six scoreless innings. The right-hander actually is 7-2 with a 3.13 ERA over his last 14 starts after starting out 0-2 with a 10.06 ERA. However, Tuesday's outing was also his longest since June 1.
6/29/2013 9:24:00 PM
Description: Indians starter Ubaldo Jimenez gave up nine hits and three runs and walked four over five innings Saturday at Chicago.
Insight: Jimenez looked to be turning a corner when he went 4-1 with a 2.74 ERA and a 3.37 BB/9 from April 29 to June 1, but he has averaged just 4.8 innings per start and walked 6.4 batters per nine innings over his last five outings.
6/13/2013 9:30:00 AM
Description: Indians starter Ubaldo Jimenez won his fifth game of the season Wednesday with five innings of one-run ball against the Texas Rangers.
Insight: Jimenez was wild as usual, walking four batters, but he didn't fold when he got into a jam. The right-hander is 5-2 with a 3.02 ERA over his last nine starts. While his next start will come against Kansas City, it will still be a tough test for Jimenez with the game taking place at Progressive Field; he is 2-3 with a 7.53 ERA in six starts there.
6/7/2013 10:03:00 PM
Description: Indians starter Ubaldo Jimenez went eight innings in his last start, but he allowed five runs (three earned) on seven hits with three walks in three innings Friday night.
Insight: Jimenez was 4-1 with a 2.74 ERA in his previous seven starts, with the one loss coming against the Tigers on May 22 when he allowed six runs in four innings. He has faced Detroit in three of his last six turns, and he'll have another tough matchup his next time out at Texas.
6/1/2013 6:52:00 PM
Description: Indians starter Ubaldo Jimenez continued his turnaround with eight scoreless innings against the Rays Saturday afternoon.
Insight: Jimenez struck out seven, walked just one and allowed four hits. The right-hander still has a 4.83 ERA, but he is 4-1 with a 2.74 ERA and a 3.37 BB/9 over his last seven starts. That includes a four-inning, six-run effort against Detroit on May 22. Unfortunately, he'll face the Tigers again in his next start for the third time in his last five turns.
4/29/2013 10:45:00 PM
Description: Even after giving up three hits and zero runs in seven innings Monday against the Royals, Indians starter Ubaldo Jimenez still has a 7.12 ERA.
Insight: That should tell you how bad Jimenez was over his first few starts. The right-hander is too wild to trust in any fantasy leagues.
4/16/2013 10:45:00 PM
Description: Cleveland starter Ubaldo Jimenez was tagged for seven runs on just two hits in 1 2/3 innings Tuesday against Boston.
Insight: Jimenez walked five batters and gave up all seven runs in the second inning. The right-hander has allowed 12 hits, 10 walks and 15 earned runs in 12 innings this season and should not be owned in any leagues.
4/11/2013 10:20:00 PM
Description: Cleveland starter Ubaldo Jimenez will have his next start pushed back to Tuesday after the Indians had two straight rainouts.
Insight: Jimenez was hit hard and allowed seven runs in 4 1/3 innings Monday against the Yankees, and he'll have more than a week of rest in between starts. The right-hander hasn't been able to adjust to declining velocity over the past two years.
12/2/2012 1:21:00 PM
Description: Bill Center from the San Diego Union-Tribune says the Padres are looking to trade for Cleveland righthander Ubaldo Jimenez.
Insight: Jimenez underachieved with the Indians last season (9-17, 5.40 ERA) and could benefit from a change of scenery. Clearly pitching is a priority for the Padres this offseason as the team has also been linked to free agents Dan Haren and Daisuke Matsuzaka.
10/31/2012 8:38:00 PM
Description: The Indians have picked up starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez's team option for next season.
Insight: Since his stellar 2010 campaign (19-8, 2.88 ERA), Jimenez has gone just 19-30 with a 5.03 ERA. At this stage in his career, Jimenez is only worth a late-round flier in fantasy drafts.
9/26/2012 8:31:00 PM
Description: A right ankle sprain will keep Cleveland starter Ubaldo Jimenez out for the rest of the year.
Insight: Jimenez lost each of his last six decisions and will end the season with a record of 9-17. He can be ignored on fantasy draft day next year.