Jimenez (3-1) picked up the win over the Tigers in the second game of Saturday's twin bill, allowing an unearned run on one hit while striking out two over two innings. Jimenez pitched a scoreless seventh but was a bit wild the following frame in extras. He started off by hitting Nelson Cruz and eventually allowed the Twins to take the lead on a wild pitch. Fortunately for him, the Tigers were able to walk it off in the bottom half, which awarded him his third win of the year and his first since June 14. The 26-year-old has had his share of struggles this season with a 7.54 ERA, 1.72 WHIP and a 28:21 K:BB over 22.2 innings.
Jimenez (2-0) earned the win in relief Monday against the Royals after not allowing a run across two-thirds of an inning, striking out one. Jimenez entered the game in the third inning after Alex Lange left the game with shoulder discomfort. The former recorded the final two outs of the inning with ease, needing just seven pitches to claim his second victory of the campaign. The right-hander now has four straight scoreless outings and seems to be trending in the right direction once again.
Jimenez was recalled by the Tigers on Saturday. Jimenez was sent to the Tigers' alternate training site in late April but will now return to the major-league bullpen after right-hander Erasmo Ramirez (chest) was placed on the injured list. Jimenez gave up five runs on no hits and seven walks while striking out two in one inning across two relief appearances to begin the year.
Jimenez was optioned to the Tigers' alternate training site following the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader with the Pirates, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports. Jimenez has gotten off to a rough start this year and allowed five runs on no hits and seven walks while striking out two in one inning across two relief appearances. He'll now head to the team's alternate camp to sort things out. The move will make room for Spencer Turnbull, who was activated from the COVID-19 injured list Wednesday ahead of his scheduled start in the second game of the twin bill.
Jimenez allowed two earned runs on four walks while retiring just two batters in Saturday's loss to the Athletics. He struck out one. Since being recalled on Thursday, Jimenez has made two appearances, and he's allowed five earned runs across just one inning of work. Walks have been the biggest problem for the righty, as he's issued a whopping seven free passes to the 10 batters he's faced. Jimenez is going to have to pitch a lot better if he wants to stick in the majors. He should continue to work in a low-leverage role for the Tigers for now.
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