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Ubaldo Jimenez

Ubaldo Jimenez sent to Orioles bullpen, Alec Asher to start Sunday against Astros

Ubaldo Jimenez sent to Orioles bullpen, Alec Asher to start Sunday against Astros

The Orioles are sending scuffling starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez to the bullpen once again with the hope that it will allow him to work through his early-season struggles. While it has succeeded in the past, the club faces challenges to make it work this time around. 

But for now, the team’s main objective is to get more innings from its starting rotation, hoping that will ease some of the pressure on a bullpen that hasn’t been as much of an anchor as in seasons past. 

Right-hander Alec Asher, who went at least six innings in each of his two spots starts this season, will start in Jimenez’s place Sunday in the Orioles’ series finale against a Houston Astros team...

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