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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Orioles Injury Update: Ubaldo Jimenez placed on DL with sprained ankle

By on 7/12/2014 09:30:00 AM

The Baltimore Orioles placed right-handed starter Ubaldo Jimenez on the 15-day DL with a sprained ankle, according to Brittany Ghiroli and David Wilson of Jimenez was replaced on the roster by right-hander Kevin Gausman, who will start on Sunday against the Yankees. Jimenez has a disappointing 3-8 record with a 4.52 ERA in 18 starts.

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Jimenez suffered the injury when he stepped out of his car into a hole in the parking lot of his Baltimore apartment, and his pain is an 8 on a scale of 1-10.

In three previous stints with the major-league team this season, Gausman, the Orioles' 2012 first-round draft pick, made six starts, going 3-2 with a 3.51 ERA and 24 strikeouts in 33 innings, allowing 13 walks and one home run.

Jimenez, 30, was signed by the Colorado Rockies in 2001 out of the Dominican Republic, making his debut September 26, 2006. He was named to the All-Star team during his best season in 2010, when he went 19-8 with a 2.88 ERA.In July 2011 the Colorado Rockies traded him to the Cleveland Indians for Joe Gardner (minors), Matt McBride, Alex White and PTBNL Drew Pomeranz.

In his first two years in the AL, Jimenez did not fare well, but in 2013 he posted a 13-9 record with a 3.30 ERA as the Tribe went to the postseason as one of the AL Wild Card teams. Jimenez turned down the Indians' $14.1 Qualifying Offer, so the Orioles forfeited their 2014 first-round draft pick when they signed him in February 2014 to a four-year $50 million deal that takes him through 2017.

  (Rose Ingberman) and read her blog Lady and the Nats
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