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Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez yanked early, allows six runs in spring training debut
Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez yanked early, allows six runs in spring training debut

If the Orioles’ 15-2 loss to the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday afternoon served any purpose, it was to be an abrupt reminder that the rebuilding of right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez won’t happen overnight. After nearly two weeks of workouts on the Ed Smith Stadium complex back fields, the Orioles finally faced competition in their Grapefruit League opener at Joker Marchant Stadium. Orioles manager Buck Showalter chose to give the start to Jimenez, whose struggles last season — his first in Baltimore — have been well-documented. Jimenez finished the season strong after being banished to the bullpen, where he made a slight adjustment to his delivery and finished the year by...

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