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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Orioles Injury Update: Ubaldo Jimenez set for rehab start Tuesday


By on 7/26/2014 11:30:00 AM

The Baltimore Orioles defeated the Seattle Mariners on Friday by the score of 2-1 to improve to 57-45 on the season. Four Orioles' pitchers scattered eight hits and struck out nine. Darren O'Day picked up his third win of the season, with Zach Britton recording his 19th save. Chris Davis hit what proved to be the game-winning home run in the 10th inning. The good news of the win was preceded earlier in the day with good news on pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez, who threw a simulated game.


As reported by Eduardo A. Encina of The Baltimore Sun, Jimenez threw a two-inning simulated game prior to yesterday's game and is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment next week. Jimenez, who has been out with a right ankle sprain, last pitched on July 5 in Boston. Manager Buck Showalter believes Jimenez will need two starts minimum before coming off the disabled list.
“The big thing is how he responds [Saturday] if he comes in … [with] no swelling and doesn’t have any discomfort. He feels good. The first thing he said when he came off the mound was, ‘What’s next?’ He’s ready to go. He’s ready to get this started, but he’s going to have to get some innings.”
Jimenez, in his first season with the Orioles, is 3-8 with a 4.52 ERA. The nine-year Major League veteran had his best season in 2010 when he went 19-8 with a 2.88 ERA with the Rockies. Jimenez has pitched for the Rockies, Indians and Orioles and has a career record of 85-83 with a 3.97 ERA. 


 
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