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Tigers' Joe Jimenez: Earns win in relief

Jimenez (2-0) earned the win in relief Monday against the Royals after not allowing a run across two-thirds of an inning, striking out one. Jimenez entered the game in the third inning after Alex Lange left the game with shoulder discomfort, and he recorded the final two outs of the inning with ease -- needing just seven pitches -- to claim his second victory of the campaign. The right-hander now has four straight scoreless outings and seems to be trending in the right direction once again.

Tigers' Joe Jimenez: Recalled by Tigers

Jimenez was recalled by the Tigers on Saturday. Jimenez was sent to the Tigers' alternate training site in late April but will now return to the major-league bullpen after right-hander Erasmo Ramirez (chest) was placed on the injured list. Jimenez gave up five runs on no hits and seven walks while striking out two in one inning across two relief appearances to begin the year.

Tigers' Joe Jimenez: Optioned to alternate camp

Jimenez was optioned to the Tigers' alternate training site following the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader with the Pirates, Jason Beck of reports. Jimenez has gotten off to a rough start this year and allowed five runs on no hits and seven walks while striking out two in one inning across two relief appearances. He'll now head to the team's alternate camp to sort things out. The move will make room for Spencer Turnbull, who was activated from the COVID-19 injured list Wednesday ahead of his scheduled start in the second game of the twin bill.

Tigers' Joe Jimenez: Off to rough start

Jimenez allowed two earned runs on four walks while retiring just two batters in Saturday's loss to the Athletics. He struck out one. Since being recalled on Thursday, Jimenez has made two appearances, and he's allowed five earned runs across just one inning of work. Walks have been the biggest problem for the righty, as he's issued a whopping seven free passes to the 10 batters he's faced. Jimenez is going to have to pitch a lot better if he wants to stick in the majors. He should continue to work in a low-leverage role for the Tigers for now.

Tigers sent Nomar Mazara to the 10-day injured list, recall Joe Jiménez

After wincing after a swing in his fourth inning at-bat against the Houston Astros on Wednesday night, Detroit Tigers right fielder Nomar Mazara had to leave the contest in the middle of his at-bat. He was diagnosed with a abdominal strain in his left side, and today the Tigers have placed him on the 10-day injured list.

Tigers' Joe Jimenez: Recalled by Tigers

Jimenez was recalled by the Tigers on Thursday. Jimenez failed to break camp with the Tigers this year but will join the major-league bullpen after outfielder Nomar Mazara (abdomen) was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday. The right-hander led the Tigers with five saves in 2020, but it's not yet clear whether he'll factor into the late-inning mix for Detroit in the near future.

Tigers 2021 roster appears set; Joe Jimenez optioned to Triple-A Toledo

Detroit – Barring any late waiver claims, the Tigers 2021 roster is set. Manager AJ Hinch announced Saturday morning that reliever Joe Jimenez was optioned to Triple-A Toledo and that lefty Tyler Alexander had made the team. Hinch said he’d informed non-roster first baseman Renato Nunez that he did not...

Detroit Tigers option Joe Jimenez to Triple-A Toledo, finalizing 2021 pitching staff

LAKELAND, Fla. — Former Detroit Tigers closer Joe Jimenez has been optioned to Triple-A Toledo, the team announced Saturday. Because the Tigers had to remove a player from the bullpen after adding lefty Derek Holland, eliminating Jimenez should finalize the 2021 Opening Day pitching staff, with five starters and eight relievers.

Tigers' Joe Jimenez: Headed to Triple-A

Jimenez was optioned to Triple-A Toledo on Saturday. Jimenez closed out nine games in 2019 and led the Tigers with five saves in last year's shortened season, but he will not be part of the late-inning mix to open the 2021 campaign and will not even break camp with the big club. Jimenez figures to be called up at some point this season, but he presumably will need to show some results before being considered for save opportunities again.

Tigers' Joe Jimenez: Option to close

Jimenez is one of several options to close out games for the Tigers to begin the season, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports. It once seemed Jimenez was destined to take the closer role in Detroit and run with it, but the 26-year-old has endured some struggles, including a 7.37 ERA across 22.2 innings last season. The Tigers have a new manager in A.J. Hinch, so it might be a clean slate of sorts for Jimenez, but he'll need a strong spring to overtake the likes of Gregory Soto and Bryan Garcia in the bullpen pecking order.
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RHP Joe Jimenez avoids arbitration and signs extension with Detroit Tigers

The Detroit Tigers took care of another housekeeping procedure on Friday afternoon, inking pitcher Joe Jimenez to a contract extension worth $1.5 million. He originally signed with the Tigers in 2013 out of Puerto Rico. He was selected to the 2018 All-Star game after posting a 2.72 ERA through the break in the 2018 season. Last year, he amassed a 1–3 record with 7.15 ERA and 22 strikeouts in ​22 2⁄3 innings pitched.

Tigers' Joe Jimenez: Signs one-year deal

Jimenez and the Tigers settled on a one-year, $1.5 million contract Friday, avoiding arbitration, Robert Murray of reports. Jimenez struggled significantly in 2020, losing his closer job while posting a 7.15 ERA in 22.2 innings. The Tigers don't have any obvious candidates for the role going forward, but Jimenez's career 5.65 ERA hardly suggests he should be favored to win it even though he's pitched in the ninth inning in the past.