Ubaldo Jimenez done for 2012 with Sprained Ankle

According to Jordan Bastian of MLB.com, Indians’ northpaw Ubaldo Jimenez will be shut down for the remainder of the 2012 season due to a right ankle sprain with which he’s evidently been struggling for at least his last two starts.

No word on the cause of the offending sprain as of yet, nor on the expected value his absence is expected to contribute to the team for the remainder of the season.

The Indians hold a $5.75 million option on Jimenez for the 2013 season with a $1 million buyout.  Though exercising the option was once considered a fait accompli, there are now serious questions as to whether the club should bring Jimenez back based on his 5.43 ERA and 1.68 K/BB ratio since coming over from Colorado in a July 2011 trade for Drew Pomeranz and Alex White.


  • Chris Gillespie

    He needs to go, but the Tribe has no other option. Good pitching is expensive and there are no young arms to take over.

  • thepaledragon

    Agreed. 5.75 mill isn’t that bad for a starting pitcher, especially if he can bounce back and be a solid starter. He still has that potential.

    Also, considering what we gave up for him, it would be a waste to only get 1.5 seasons out of him. Give him an opportunity to come back and give us a productive season.

  • Vindictive_Pat

    Harry Doyle would have just said, “You can close the book on Jimenez (thank God)”

  • mgbode

    i hope that whoever we select as pitching coach does a better job with this staff than was done this past year.

  • matt underwood

    hope you gets well soon! Our window of opportunity is closing! /sarcasim

  • Depressed@Work

    eff him, dont pay this clown another cent

  • I don’t think you have a choice at this point but to hope he can produce and trade him for something.

  • woofersus

    So true. Jiminez has been disappointing in general since the trade, but really EVERYBODY has been disappointing this year. Aside from maybe 3 guys at the back end of the bullpen, the entire pitching staff has been almost uniformly underachieving all season.

  • Garry_Owen

    Great. There goes the season.

  • paulbip

    Goodbye Ubaldo, we will hardly miss ye.