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Notes: Buck Showalter expects Ubaldo Jimenez to 'be one of our best five' Orioles starters in 2015
Notes: Buck Showalter expects Ubaldo Jimenez to 'be one of our best five' Orioles starters in 2015

Despite season-ending injuries to shortstop Manny Machado and catcher Matt Wieters and the late-season suspension of first baseman Chris Davis, this Orioles season's biggest disappointment had to be right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez. The Orioles signed Jimenez in February to a four-year, $50 million deal, the longest and most expensive contract the club has given to a free-agent pitcher, but he battled through an inconsistent season in which he fell out of the rotation, was demoted to the bullpen and eventually left off the team's American League Championship Series roster. The Orioles are on the hook for three more years with Jimenez, so while the club has several options in its...

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