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How much longer will the Orioles watch Ubaldo Jimenez struggle?

How much longer will the Orioles watch Ubaldo Jimenez struggle?

After a third straight slog of a start for pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez resulted in his fifth loss of the season, Orioles manager Buck Showalter had to answer a question everyone in the organization hoped they would avoid this year.

How long will Jimenez's spot in the rotation remain his?

"No, we're not at that point," manager Buck Showalter said in a cavernous hallway beneath Angel Stadium.

Jimenez, even after allowing six runs on eight hits with three walks in the Orioles' 10-2 loss to the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday, is still the team's highest-paid pitcher with $13 million coming his way this season.

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