RP - DET
The Tigers and RHP Joe Jimenez avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.5 million deal.
Jimenez posted an ugly 7.15 ERA last summer across 25 appearances. He'll have to pitch much better if he wants to return to the closer role.
Detroit Tigers reliever Joe Jimenez allowed one run in one inning of work in a 7-6 win over the Cubs on Wednesday.
Jimenez picked up the win, improving his record to 1-1. More notably is that he pitched in the sixth inning, confirming that he has lost the ninth-inning role. Manager Ron Gardenhire has removed Jimenez from the spot after he has racked up a 12.10 ERA this season.
Detroit Tigers reliever Joe Jimenez allowed four runs in 1/3 of an inning in a 9-0 loss to the White Sox on Thursday.
Jimenez usually gets Detroit's save opportunities but he had only thrown two innings since August 9 so he came into the game to get some work. He probably wishes he would have sat this one out after failing to get through the ninth inning. Jimenez has a 0-1 record, 9.72 ERA, 1.56 WHIP, five saves, and eight strikeouts in 8 1/3 innings of work.
Detroit Tigers closer Joe Jimenez struggled in a 17-13 win over the Pirates on Friday. Jimenez was called upon to protect a 12-9 lead in the ninth inning but let in three runs, allowing the Pirates to tie the game.
Jimenez didn't have it on Friday, serving up a two-run homer to Adam Frazier. That goes into the books as his first blown save of the season. Overall, Jimenez has a 0-1 record, 7.50 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, four saves, and four strikeouts in six innings of work.
Detroit Tigers right-hander Joe Jimenez took the loss in his team's 4-3 loss to the Reds in the first game of a Sunday doubleheader. Jimenez allowed one run in his one inning of work.
Jimenez was asked to keep the game tied at 3-3 in the final inning of the contest but allowed the winning run to score. Besides Sunday's hiccup, Jimenez has been solid in the back end of the Detroit bullpen.