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.
Jimenez was recalled by the Tigers on Thursday.
Jimenez failed to break camp with the Tigers this year but will join the major-league bullpen after outfielder Nomar Mazara (abdomen) was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday. The right-hander led the Tigers with five saves in 2020, but it's not yet clear whether he'll factor into the late-inning mix for Detroit in the near future.
Jimenez was optioned to Triple-A Toledo on Saturday.
Jimenez closed out nine games in 2019 and led the Tigers with five saves in last year's shortened season, but he will not be part of the late-inning mix to open the 2021 campaign and will not even break camp with the big club. Jimenez figures to be called up at some point this season, but he presumably will need to show some results before being considered for save opportunities again.
Jimenez has allowed one earned run across 2.2 innings so far in Grapefruit League action. He's given up two hits and two walks while striking out two.
Jimenez put zeroes on the board in his first two spring outings but hit a rough patch Saturday, allowing three runs (one earned) on a hit, a hit batter and two walks while recording just two outs. The righty has been known for his inconsistency the past few seasons, so it'd be nice to see him string together a few better outings after Saturday's dud. Jimenez is potentially in the mix to close for Detroit, though Gregory Soto and Bryan Garcia are likely ahead of him in the pecking order at this point. Jimenez led the Tigers with five saves in six opportunities last season, though he also posted a 7.15 ERA across 22.2 innings.
Jimenez is one of several options to close out games for the Tigers to begin the season, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
It once seemed Jimenez was destined to take the closer role in Detroit and run with it, but the 26-year-old has endured some struggles, including a 7.37 ERA across 22.2 innings last season. The Tigers have a new manager in A.J. Hinch, so it might be a clean slate of sorts for Jimenez, but he'll need a strong spring to overtake the likes of Gregory Soto and Bryan Garcia in the bullpen pecking order.
Jimenez and the Tigers settled on a one-year, $1.5 million contract Friday, avoiding arbitration, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports.
Jimenez struggled significantly in 2020, losing his closer job while posting a 7.15 ERA in 22.2 innings. The Tigers don't have any obvious candidates for the role going forward, but Jimenez's career 5.65 ERA hardly suggests he should be favored to win it even though he's pitched in the ninth inning in the past.
Jimenez allowed three earned runs on two hits while recording just two outs in the first game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Cardinals.
Jimenez had looked a little better recently with a 3.86 ERA over his last six appearances (4.2 innings) entering play Thursday, but as has been the case too often this season, he was hit hard in the matinee. The former Detroit closer fell victim to two home runs, and he's now given up seven long balls in just 15 innings this year. With an ugly 10.80 ERA, Jimenez is likely to remain in a lower-leverage role for the Tigers, while Bryan Garcia, Jose Cisnero and Gregory Soto share save opportunities.
Jimenez (1-3) allowed an unearned run on one hit and took the loss in Game 2 of Friday's doubleheader against the Twins.
Jimenez pitched the eighth inning of a 2-2 game, and because it was technically extra innings, Minnesota started the frame with a runner on second. A little seeing-eye single up the middle did Jimenez in, and he didn't get any help from center fielder Derek Hill, who bobbled the ball as he tried to come up firing to home. It's a tough-luck loss for the 25-year-old in a season that's been a disaster of late. Jimenez now has a 10.80 ERA, and he's on the outside looking in at the closer role in Detroit.
Jimenez (1-2) allowed a run on a hit and a walk while striking out one over two-thirds of an inning in a loss to the Brewers on Wednesday. He also hit two batters.
Jimenez had little control in his brief appearance, and the bases-loaded sacrifice fly he allowed to Eric Sogard was enough to stick him with the loss. The 25-year-old Jimenez was pulled from the closer role a week ago and has only made three appearances since. In that span, he's allowed two runs in two innings. Jimenez has an 11.81 ERA, 1.88 WHIP and 11 strikeouts across 10.2 innings this season. With no closing duties expected in his future, he's a non-factor in the fantasy game.
Jimenez is no longer the Tigers' closer, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
The 25-year-old allowed seven runs in his past two outings and appeared during the sixth inning Wednesday, with manager Ron Gardenhire confirming the change after the game. Jimenez has a 12.46 ERA, 1.85 WHIP and 9:4 K:BB through 8.2 innings this season and will look to get back on track in lower-leverage spots. Gregory Soto is a likely candidate to receive save chances based on matchups, though Jose Cisnero and Buck Farmer are also expected to be in the mix.
Jimenez allowed three earned runs on one hit and two walks while retiring a single batter in Sunday's 7-4 win over Cleveland.
Jimenez got the ninth inning with the Tigers up 7-1, but he promptly walked the first two batters and then allowed a three-run home run to Greg Allen before getting pulled with one out. The 25-year-old is ostensibly still the closer in Detroit, but with an atrocious 12.46 ERA, it's hard to see manager Ron Gardenhire having much confidence in Jimenez moving forward. Buck Farmer would likely take the reins in the ninth inning if the team decides to make a switch.
Jimenez allowed four runs on three hits and a walk while retiring just one batter in Thursday's loss to the White Sox. He struck out one.
Jimenez has served as Detroit's primary closer this season, but with the Tigers entering the day on an eight-game losing streak, the reliever came into the game with his team down 5-0 in the eighth. After striking out Adam Engel to begin the frame, Jimenez could not record another out. He was lifted from the game after Eloy Jimenez took him deep for a two-run homer. The right-hander now holds a messy 9.72 ERA on the campaign, and given his struggles, it would not be surprising for manager Ron Gardenhire to look elsewhere next time the Tigers come across a small lead in the ninth inning.
Jimenez pitched a perfect ninth inning with two strikeouts to earn the save in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Pirates.
Jimenez last pitched Friday, when he allowed three earned runs and blew his first save of the season, so it was good to see the Detroit closer bounce back Sunday and record his fifth save of the year. He still has a bloated 6.43 ERA through seven appearances and his velocity has been a bit down to begin the season, but he should stick in the ninth inning with the Tigers lacking a ton of other great options in their bullpen.
Jimenez struck out two but gave up a game-tying two-run home run to Adam Frazier in the ninth inning of Friday's 17-13 extra-innings win over the Pirates.
The right-hander came within one strike of fanning the side and securing his fifth save of the season, but instead Bryan Reynolds and Phillip Evans poked consecutive two-out singles to set up Frazier's blast and saddle Jimenez with his first blown save. The Tigers' closer now carries an unsightly 7.50 ERA and 1.50 WHIP through six innings with a 4:1 K:BB, and it's worth noting that his velocity remains down -- he topped out at 95.7 mph with his fastball Friday, a figure that would have been more reflective of his average fastball in prior seasons, and the four-seam fastball Frazier tagged registered at only 91.9 mph.
Jimenez (0-1) was charged with the loss in the first game of Sunday's doubleheader against the Reds. He allowed one run on three hits with no walks or strikeouts in one inning.
After Detroit tied the game in the bottom of the sixth on a Nick Castellanos error, Jimenez gave the lead right back the next half inning. He is 4-for-4 in save chances on the young season, but Jimenez is worth keeping a close eye on as his velocity is down a tick and the swing-and-miss has been noticeably absent (just two swinging strikes on 17 pitches Sunday).
Jimenez pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning to record the save in Wednesday's 5-4 win over the Royals.
The Tigers are off to a 4-2 start, and Jimenez has saves in all of the team's wins. The hard-throwing righty has been up and down since arriving in the majors in 2017, but he has the stuff to be a dominant closer, as evidenced by the 82 strikeouts he recorded in just 59.2 innings a season ago.
Jimenez did not allow a baserunner and struck out one to earn the save Tuesday against the Royals.
Jimenez was called upon to protect a one-run lead and did so with little trouble, needing only eight pitches to retire the side in order. It was a bounce-back outing for Jimenez, who allowed an earned run on two hits in last outing -- though he did successfully hold the lead. Jimenez has earned a save while closing out all three of the Tigers' wins this season.
Jimenez worked around two hits and a run to secure the save in Sunday's win over the Reds.
Jimenez was spotted a two-run lead, and he quickly gave up consecutive doubles that cut the lead in half. However, the righty buckled down and stranded the tying run at second base to secure his second save in as many days. Jimenez often makes things interesting in the ninth inning, but the rebuilding Tigers will likely give the 25-year-old a decently long leash to establish himself as the team's closer.
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|06/11||vs CHW||L 4-5||1.0||0||0||0||1|
|06/10||vs SEA||W 8-3||1||1.0||0||0||0||1|
|06/08||vs SEA||W 5-3||0.0||1||2||1||0|
|06/04||@ CHW||L 8-9||0.2||0||0||2||0|
|06/01||@ MIL||W 10-7||0.1||0||0||0||1|
|05/31||@ MIL||L 2-3||1.0||2||0||0||0|
|05/29||vs NYY||W 6-1||1.0||0||0||1||1|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2015||AFX-West Michigan Whitec||43.0||40||0||0||5||1||17||61||11||23||1.47||0.791|
|2016||AFA-Lakeland Flying Tige||17.1||17||0||0||0||0||10||28||5||5||0.00||0.585|
|2016||AAA-Toledo Mud Hens||15.2||17||0||0||0||1||8||16||4||9||2.37||0.855|
|2017||AFA-Lakeland Flying Tige||1.0||1||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||0.00||1.000|
|2017||AAA-Toledo Mud Hens||25.0||26||0||0||1||1||4||36||12||19||1.44||1.240|