Jimenez (back) is expected to miss a month of action due to his back injury, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.
No timetable for his return was initially given, but further examination by team doctors helped to produce a clearer picture of what Jimenez's road to recovery will look like. He'll spend much of this time rehabbing with the Tigers' affiliate in Lakeland, and more details on his exact return date should emerge as he progresses.
Jimenez is headed to the DL at Triple-A Toledo, Tony Paul of The Detroit News reports.
The move is retroactive to May 5, so Jimenez will be eligible to return on May 12. The report does not indicate what is ailing Jimenez, but more information could be forthcoming. The young right-hander last pitched on May 3 for Toledo.
Jimenez was optioned to Triple-A Fresno on Sunday, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Jimenez has struggled mightily in the majors this season. He's thrown 4.1 innings over five games and has given up six runs on two walks and five hits, two of which were home runs. In a corresponding move, Chad Bell was recalled from Fresno.
Jimenez gave up three hits and two earned runs in an inning of work during Friday's loss to the White Sox.
Jimenez came on to work the ninth inning with the Tigers down 5-3, and promptly gave up a single and a two-run home run to start the frame. With a 12.46 ERA through 4.1 innings of work at the MLB level, Jimenez could be headed back to Triple-A soon, but his long-term outlook is still strong as a potential closer.
Jimenez was tagged with a blown save in Friday's loss to the Twins, allowing two hits and two earned runs in 0.2 innings of work.
Jimenez was called up earlier Friday from Triple-A and he was ineffective in this one. He entered in the sixth inning with a runner on third and promptly gave up an RBI single. He then allowed a three-run home run to Eddie Rosario before retiring the final two batters of the inning. Jimenez will probably be used in lower-leverage situations for the time being, and he could be sent back down to Triple-A to get more work in.
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|2015||AFX-West Michigan Whitec||5||1||1.47||40||0||0||0||17||43.0||23||8||7||2||0||11||61|
|2016||AFA-Lakeland Flying Tige||0||0||0.00||17||0||0||0||10||17.1||5||0||0||0||2||5||28|
|2016||AAA-Toledo Mud Hens||0||1||2.30||17||0||0||0||8||15.2||9||5||4||1||0||4||16|