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Orioles' Ubaldo Jimenez 'felt good' in relief appearance Saturday

Orioles' Ubaldo Jimenez 'felt good' in relief appearance Saturday

CHICAGO -- Right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez said his transition to the bullpen was made easier Saturday when the Orioles brought him in following their three-hour, nine-minute rain delay. The delay allowed Jimenez to make his first relief appearance since his major league debut in 2006 with the same routine to which he has been accustomed as a starting pitcher over the past eight seasons. “It’s pretty much the same because I had time to get loose,” said Jimenez, who allowed one run in four innings during the Orioles’ 7-2 loss. “I had time to stretch and warm up. I felt good, and I was able to do my job. … I felt good. I was able to throw strikes. I was...

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