Jimenez announced his retirement from professional baseball Thursday.
After receiving his release from the Rockies in July when he failed to win an Opening Day roster spot out of summer camp, Jimenez had committed to pitch in the Dominican Winter League for Tigres del Licey. However, rather than attempting to use the DWL as a potential springboard for a MLB return, the 36-year-old Jimenez has opted to call an end to his career. Jimenez enjoyed the best years of his career in Colorado, earning his lone All-Star nod during a brilliant 2010 campaign in which he threw the first no-hitter in franchise history to go along with a 2.88 ERA to go with 214 strikeouts over 221.2 innings. He struggled to recapture that form after being traded to the Indians the following year and was out of the big leagues entirely following his age-33 season in 2017. Jimenez will retire with a career 114-117 record, 4.34 ERA and 1.39 WHIP over his 12 years in the majors.
Jimenez was released by the Rockies on Tuesday, Andersen Pickard of MLBDailyDish.com reports.
The 36-year-old was somewhat of a surprising omission from the team's 60-player pool, and he's now returning to free agency. Jimenez has been out of affiliated baseball since 2017 but was hoping to revitalize his career this season, though he's hit yet another bump in the road.
Jimenez will not be a part of the Rockies' 60-man player pool, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports.
He was not going to open the year in the majors under normal circumstances, but his absence from the 60-man roster is mildly surprising, as he could have at least acted as a long reliever or mop-up man. This could signify the end of the road for Jimenez's MLB career.
Jimenez is expected to be open to beginning the season in the minors, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
Jimenez is 36 years old and has been out of affiliated baseball since the end of the 2017 season, so it's hardly surprising to see him scuffling in his comeback bid. He's allowed nine runs (five earned) while striking out just 2 batters in 5.1 innings so far this spring. He doesn't look like one of Colorado's five best starters at the moment, but he could prove he's still a viable option after working his way back into game shape at the Triple-A level.
Jimenez signed with the Rockies as a non-roster invitee Wednesday, Nick Groke of The Athletic reports.
Jimenez last pitched in 2017 for Baltimore, where he finished the season with a 6.81 ERA, 1.59 WHIP and a 8.8 K/9 average. The 36-year-old was an All-Star with Colorado during the 2010 season, posting a 2.88 ERA and tallying 214 strikeouts. Jimenez will look to impress the big-league coaching staff this spring in an attempt to make the Rockies' roster and return successfully to the place where he began his prolonged career in the majors.
Jimenez won't start in any of the Orioles' three games against the Rays before the regular season comes to a close, MLB.com reports.
Manager Buck Showalter will go with a four-man rotation for the Orioles' five-game week, leaving no room for Jimenez or Chris Tillman. Jimenez, who was lit up for six runs over three innings in his last outing Sept. 22, carries a 6-11 record, 6.81 ERA and 1.59 WHIP over 142.2 frames on the season. He'll be a free agent this offseason and may struggle to garner more than a minor-league deal given his immense struggles during his four seasons in Baltimore.
Jimenez (6-11) allowed six runs on eight hits while striking out three across three innings to take the loss Friday against the Rays.
Jimenez gave up a pair of homers in the early going, leading to his early exit while never giving the Orioles a chance to compete in this contest. With a 6.81 ERA on the season, he's likely not being utilized by many teams playing this late in the fantasy season. He'll make his next start Sunday against the Rays.
Jimenez (6-10) tossed five one-run innings to earn the win Sunday against the Yankees, allowing three hits with one walk and 10 strikeouts.
Jimenez gave up a solo home run to Didi Gregorious in the second inning, but he settled down and cruised to one of his best outings in recent memory. He threw just 54 percent of his pitches for strikes and induced just two groundball outs, but his ability to finish off hitters helped him to a successful outing. After briefly moving to the bullpen, Jimenez seems set to finish the season in the rotation and has strung together a couple of respectable outings ahead of Friday's matchup with the Rays.
Jimenez (5-10) allowed three runs on six hits and two walks across five innings to earn the loss Monday against the Blue Jays. He struck out five.
Jimenez allowed a pair of runs on three hits in the second inning before yielding a solo home run in the fourth. He threw a respectable number of strikes, but the veteran paid the price for his wavering command in the form of four extra-base hits. Jimenez worked out of the bullpen in his previous appearance, but this start was an improvement over the last three times he got the nod. He could remain in the rotation for Friday's start against the Yankees.
Jimenez allowed six runs on six hits and a walk while striking out three batters through 2.2 innings during Wednesday's win over Seattle. He didn't factor into the decision.
The veteran righty has now allowed 17 runs through just 12 innings over his past three starts and is up to a 6.85 ERA and 1.60 WHIP for the campaign. Those numbers aren't helping many fantasy owners, and Jimenez should be viewed as a risky option in all settings moving forward. He projects to make his next start against the Yankees at Camden Yards.
Jimenez (5-9) allowed five runs on nine hits and one walk across five innings while taking the loss in Tuesday's game against the Athletics. He struck out four.
All of the runs on Jimenez's ledger came via the home run in this one. Jed Lowrie and Ryon Healy both went deep in the first inning before the latter added a two-run shot in the fifth. He seemed to have turned things around with a string of respectable starts into mid-August, but he's allowed 11 runs in 9.1 innings over his last two starts. Jimenez continues to display inconsistency and will take a disappointing 6.57 ERA into next Monday's start against the Mariners.
Jimenez (5-8) took the loss against the Mariners on Wednesday, allowing six runs on eight hits and a walk over 4.1 innings while striking out two.
He fell back to earth with a thud after four straight positive outings, throwing 57 of 94 pitches for strikes and looking more like the pitcher who compiled a 6.67 ERA prior to the All-Star break. Jimenez remains a very risky and volatile play, but for fantasy GMs who like to live dangerously, his next start is scheduled for Monday at home against the A's.
Jimenez (leg) has been confirmed as Wednesday's starter against the Mariners.
A line drive struck Jimenez in his leg his last time out, which resulted in a somewhat abbreviated outing, but he was never believed to be in serious danger of missing Wednesday's start. Jimenez has fared quite well in his last four starts, allowing a total of seven runs over 24 innings with a 32:8 K:BB, but his track record suggests this success will be fleeting.
Jimenez was lifted from Friday's start against the A's after he was struck by a line drive on the right leg, Steve Melewski of MASNSports.com reports.
The right-hander earned the no-decision after going 5.1 innings in the 5-4 loss, but may have lasted longer had it not been for an errant liner off the bat of Chad Pinder. Jimenez didn't appear to be in any significant pain while being checked on by trainers, yet exited the game after 99 pitches under his own power. His next start is scheduled to come Wednesday against Seattle, though the Orioles should confirm his status within the coming days.
Jimenez struck out 11 but was left with a no-decision after allowing three runs on six hits and a walk over 5.1 innings Friday against the Athletics.
Jimenez has been piling on the strikeouts over his past four starts, as he now owns 32 through just 24 innings in that span. With that nastiness comes some inconsistency, though, as Jimenez has served up four home runs in that span as well and is just 1-1 with a pair of no-decisions as a result. He is showing some life for the first time in a long time, though, and it's hard to ignore those gigantic strikeout numbers.
Jimenez (5-7) allowed one run on nine hits and three walks across 5.2 innings in Sunday's win over the Tigers. He struck out six.
Jimenez, who routinely worked with men on base, did a nice job mitigating the damage thanks in part to eight groundball outs, in addition to his strikeout totals. The only run charged to his ledger came via a solo home run from Nick Castellanos in the fifth inning. Jimenez was shelled over his first four starts in July, but he has since rattled off three consecutive solid outings, allowing four runs across 18.2 innings during that span. He still owns a troublesome 6.31 ERA for the season, but Jimenez is pitching effectively heading into Friday's showdown with the Athletics.
Jimenez is listed as the probable starter for Sunday's game against the Tigers.
After back-to-back six-run blowups, Jimenez closed out July with consecutive quality starts, allowing a total of three runs while striking out 15 over 13 innings in those two outings. That run of success will afford Jimenez another opportunity to start in the immediate future, and it's possible Jimenez will stick in the rotation for a while longer, as the team is reportedly considering moving Chris Tillman to the bullpen instead.
Jimenez went 1-4 with a 6.75 ERA and a 32:13 K:BB over six starts and 32 innings in July.
The 33-year-old continued to do what he has all season -- throw up unsightly numbers, but mix in a couple of decent performances. Jimenez gave up 21 runs on 31 hits in his first four games of July, then proceeded to give up just three runs while striking out 15 in his final two outings of the month. His recent run of success may afford Jimenez more chances to start even with Jeremy Hellickson coming aboard from Philadelphia.
Jimenez allowed one run on five hits and two walks across seven innings in a no-decision Monday against the Royals. He struck out six.
Jimenez gave up an RBI double to Eric Hosmer in the first inning, but he settled in after that point and breezed through seven frames on an even 100 pitches. Unfortunately, Danny Duffy's gem on the other side prevented Jimenez from earning his fifth win; instead, he had to settle for his second consecutive quality start. Three earned runs over 13 innings in his last two starts qualifies as his best back-to-back stretch this season, and he'll try to keep it going Saturday against the Tigers.
Jimenez gave up two runs on three hits and two walks while striking out nine over six innings Wednesday against the Rays.
He got tagged with the rare loss that he did not actually deserve in this one. Jimenez pitched well enough for the O's to prevail, but he was narrowly outpitched by Alex Cobb on the other side, and his bullpen gave up three runs in two innings after he left. This was Jimenez's third quality start in his last eight outings. He lines up for two home starts next week against the Royals and Tigers.
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