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Ubaldo Jimenez

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Ubaldo Jimenez pitches

Ubaldo Jimenez of the Colorado Rockies pitches at Coors Field on July 14, 2011 in Denver.

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Vital Statistics:

Born: Jan. 22, 1984 in Nagua, Maria Trinidad Sanchez, Dominican Republic

Teams: Colorado Rockies (2006-11), Cleveland Indians (2011-)

Height: 6-4

Weight: 210

Bats: Right

Throws: Right

Position: Starting pitcher

Before The Bigs:

  • Signed by the Colorado Rockies at age 17 in 2001.
  • In first full season in the minors in 2003, he went 10-6 with 3.46 ERA for low-A Asheville of the South Atlantic League.
  • Pitched in nine games in Class A after a shoulder issue in 2004, and returned to Class A in 2005, going 5-3 for Class-A Modesto and moving up to Double-A Tulsa.
  • Had breakout season in 2006, starting the Texas League All-Star game and going 9-2 with a 2.45 ERA in Tulsa. Moved up to Triple-A Colorado Springs and went 5-2.
  • Started the Rockies' season finale in 2006, and started 2007 in the minors before being called up for good in July.

Career Highlights:

  • Became a key component in the Rockies' improbable surge to the National League pennant in 2007, going 4-4 in 15 starts in the second half.
  • Made three postseason starts in 2007 and pitched well against the Phillies (no decision), Diamondbacks (no decision) and the Red Sox in Game 2 of the World Series at Fenway Park. He lost 2-1.
  • Became a workhorse starter for the next three-and-a-half seasons in Colorado. Went 12-12 with a 3.99 ERA in his first full season in the majors and improved to 15-12 with a 3.47 ERA in 2009.
  • Struck out 10 of the 13 batters he faced in an World Baseball Classic game against the Netherlands in 2009.
  • Lost in Game 1 of the NLCS to Cliff Lee and the Phillies in 2009.
  • Threw the first no-hitter in Colorado Rockies history on April 17, 2010, a 4–0 road victory over Atlanta. His fastball averaged 96.8 mph in the game.
  • Had monster first half in 2010, winning 11 out of his first 12 decisions with the lowest ERA in MLB history through 11 starts (0.78). Started in the All-Star Game in Anaheim, Calif., throwing two scoreless innings.
  • Finished 2010 with a 19-8 record and a 2.88 ERA and was third in NL Cy Young voting.
  • Started slow in 2011, falling to 1-7 after a June 7 loss. Improved to 6-9, but with the Rockies out of contention, he was traded to the Cleveland Indians on July 30 for four prospects, including first-round draft picks Alex White and Drew Pomeranz.
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