Ubaldo Jimenez Intends To Maintain Pitching
A possible comeback story popped up out of the blue in February when the Rockies signed former star hurler Ubaldo Jimenez to a minor league deal. In a plot twist final week, the Rox opted to not embrace the 36-year-old right-hander of their 60-man participant pool. To not be deterred from weaving yet one more story on the mound, Jimenez tells Patrick Saunders of the Denver Put up that he’s nonetheless hoping to seek out one other shot with one other group.
“No, I’m not desirous about retirement but,” Jimenez tells Saunders. “I’ve been blessed with a wholesome arm, and I nonetheless have plenty of ardour for the sport.”
Jimenez, a famend nice-guy within the locker room, provides that he was “caught off-guard” by his omission from the 60-man pool. It appears the Rockies included him on each Zoom assembly with the pitching workers through the shutdown and saved tabs on his throwing program. The righty had hoped for an opportunity to renew his quest for an unlikely MLB return however discovered himself with no Summer time Camp invitation.
Whereas he had some harsh phrases for the Rockies, Jimenez additionally stated he’s making an attempt to not take it personally. “I resigned myself to accepting that it’s simply their form of method of appearing and working their enterprise,” he stated of the shock non-invitation. However Jimenez provides that he’s at peace and doesn’t harbor any “arduous emotions” in direction of his former outfit.
We’ll have to attend and see whether or not another group thinks there’s sufficient left within the tank to offer Jimenez one other look. He has had many good seasons in his dozen MLB campaigns, together with 851 innings of three.66 ERA in a Colorado uniform, however hasn’t appeared within the majors since 2017 and wasn’t very efficient in his last two seasons of motion. Jimenez did get robust ends in an eight-start run within the Dominican Winter League this previous yr, handing over a 3.03 ERA with 8.2 Ok/9 towards 3.9 BB/9.