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AL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
92-70 7-3 W2
81-81 5-5 L1
78-84 4-6 W1
66-96 6-4 L3
65-97 3-7 L2

2022 Pitching

STATS W
Wins
L
Losses
ERA
Earned Run Average
SO
Strikeouts
BB
Base on Balls (Walk)
WHIP
Walks and Hits Allowed Per Inning
Regular Season 3 2 3.49 77 13 1.09

Top Joe Jimenez News

  • Tigers' Joe Jimenez: Expected back for spring training

    Jimenez (back) is expected to be ready for the start of spring training in February, Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press reports.

    Jimenez closed the 2022 campaign on the 15-day injured list with a right lumbar spine strain before the Tigers reinstated him one day after the regular season ended. He's still not fully healthy, however, as he's spent the past month focusing on strengthening his core muscles to regain stability in his spine. Jimenez should start throwing later this winter and will likely enter the spring with no restrictions, but it's unclear if he'll be joining the Tigers for camp. The team will first have to decide whether or not to extend Jimenez a contract for 2023 prior to the Nov. 18 tender deadline.

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  • Tigers' Joe Jimenez: Won't need surgery

    Jimenez's back injury won't require surgery, so the righty expects to be ready for the start of spring training, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

    Jimenez had the best season of his career this year, with his 3.49 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 5.6 percent walk rate representing career lows while his 33.3 percent strikeout rate stands as a career high. His year ended slightly prematurely due to a lumbar spine strain, but the issue isn't expected to carry over into next season.

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  • Tigers' Joe Jimenez: Heads to injured list

    Jimenez was placed on the 15-day injured list with a right lumbar spine strain Saturday.

    Jimenez had a career-best season in 2022 but allowed four runs in 1.2 innings over his last two appearances. It's possible that he was bothered by his back injury during those outings, and he'll be unavailable for the remainder of the season after landing on the injured list. The 27-year-old converted two of four save chances and picked up 11 holds while posting a 3.49 ERA and 1.09 WHIP in 56.2 innings over 62 appearances this year.

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  • Tigers' Joe Jimenez: Picks up save

    Jimenez earned the save Sunday in Texas, striking out one in two-thirds of an inning in a 9-8 victory.

    Jimenez entered the game with one out and a runner on first after the Rangers scored three runs off Gregory Soto to get within a run of the Tigers. Jimenez struck out Adolis Garcia and retired the next batter to end the game. It was his second save of the season and first since July 4. With Soto struggling, Jimenez may receive the occasional save chance over the last part of the season.

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  • Tigers' Joe Jimenez: Earns first 2022 save

    Jimenez pitched a perfect ninth inning in Game 2 of Monday's doubleheader against the Guardians to earn the save. He struck out one.

    The Tigers used regular closer Gregory Soto to lock down a win in Game 1, so they turned to Jimenez in the nightcap. The righty looked good, retiring the side on just 11 pitches. Jimenez has been solid this season with a 3.23 ERA, 0.91 WHIP and 40 strikeouts across 30.2 innings. Along with Soto, he's a candidate to get traded to a contender that needs bullpen help before the deadline next month.

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  • Tigers' Joe Jimenez: Struggles Wednesday

    Jimenez allowed three runs on two hits in an inning of work during the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Pirates. He walked one and did not have any strikeouts.

    Jimenez entered the game with a sparkling 2.16 ERA this season, having allowed just two earned runs across his first nine appearances. However, we've seen the righty have implosions in the past, and Wednesday's poor outing raised his ERA to 4.82. That's more in line with the 5.96 ERA he posted last year, or the uglier 7.15 figure he registered in 2020. It's hard for the Tigers or fantasy managers to have much confidence in Jimenez moving forward.

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  • Tigers' Joe Jimenez: Picks up first hold

    Jimenez struck out two in a scoreless inning of relief to earn a hold in Friday's win over the Royals.

    Jimenez has carried over a strong spring into the regular season, as he's now logged four scoreless innings with four strikeouts in the early going. The righty has been volatile before, but he has the talent to string together some good performances if he's able to find some consistency. He should continue to work in front of Michael Fulmer and Gregory Soto in the Detroit bullpen.

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  • Tigers' Joe Jimenez: Continues strong spring

    Jimenez tossed a scoreless inning in Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Blue Jays and now has a perfect 0.00 ERA this spring with four strikeouts across five innings of work.

    It's a very small sample size, but after posting a 7.15 ERA in the condensed 2020 season and a 5.96 ERA last year, any promising signs are welcome with Jimenez. The righty was once considered a potential future closer in Detroit, though he's been passed up by the likes of Gregory Soto and Michael Fulmer in the Tigers' bullpen. Jimenez could pitch himself back onto the fantasy radar, but fantasy managers should take a wait-and-see approach until he displays more consistency.

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  • Tigers' Joe Jimenez: Signs with Detroit for 2022

    Jimenez agreed to a one-year contract with the Tigers on Tuesday to avoid arbitration, Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press reports.

    The terms of the deal remain unclear, but Jimenez and Detroit were able to come to terms without the need of an arbiter. The 27-year-old struggled in 2021 with a 5.96 ERA, 1.52 WHIP and 57:35 K:BB over 45.1 innings.

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  • Tigers' Joe Jimenez: Picks up sixth win

    Jimenez (6-1) allowed no hits and a walk while striking out two in a scoreless inning to earn the win against the White Sox on Sunday.

    Jimenez gave up at least one run in three of his final six appearances of the year, but he was sharp in Sunday's regular-season finale to earn his sixth win of 2021. The right-hander posted a 5.96 ERA and 1.52 WHIP in 45.1 innings and earned a save along with five holds across his 52 relief appearances this season.

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  • Tigers' Joe Jimenez: Clean relief appearance Sunday

    Jimenez retired all four batters he faced in a 14-pitch relief appearance in Sunday's 2-1 loss to the Royals.

    Since being reinstated from the COVID-19 injured list Wednesday, Jimenez has come on to deliver two perfect outings out of the bullpen. He'll remain part of the bridge to closer Michael Fulmer during the final week of the regular season.

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  • Tigers' Joe Jimenez: Slated to return Wednesday

    Jimenez (illness) will be reinstated from the COVID-19 injured list ahead of Wednesday's game against the White Sox, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

    Jimenez recently reported to Triple-A Toledo to work out, but he'll be able to rejoin the major-league bullpen without making a rehab appearance. Across three appearances in September prior to testing positive for COVID-19, the right-hander allowed three runs in 2.2 innings.

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  • Tigers' Joe Jimenez: Reports to Toledo

    Jimenez (illness) has reported to Triple-A Toledo to resume working out, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

    Jimenez tested positive for COVID-19 in early September, but he'll now begin building back up with the minor-league club. The right-hander will require at least one rehab appearance before he's activated, but it's not yet clear when he'll pitch for Toledo.

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  • Tigers' Joe Jimenez: Hits injured list

    Jimenez (illness) landed on the COVID-19 injured list Monday.

    The move was an expected one after it was revealed that Jimenez had tested positive for the virus Monday. He'll now be out for at least 10 days.

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  • Tigers' Joe Jimenez: Tests positive for COVID-19

    The Tigers announced Monday that Jimenez tested positive for COVID-19, Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press reports.

    Along with Jimenez, bench coach George Lombard tested positive for the virus, despite both having been vaccinated. It's unclear if the Tigers have a player readily available to take Jimenez's spot on the 28-man active roster for Monday's game in Pittsburgh, so the team could wait until Tuesday before placing Jimenez on the COVID-19 injured list. Jimenez will need to complete a quarantine period of at least 10 days and test negative for the virus before he's eligible to rejoin the Tigers.

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  • Tigers' Joe Jimenez: Notches first save in 2021

    Jimenez pitched a perfect inning and struck out two to earn the save in Sunday's 5-3 extra-innings win over Toronto.

    After regular closer Gregory Soto kept the game tied in the ninth inning and failed to secure the win in the 10th, Detroit rallied ahead in the 11th. Enter Jimenez, who threw eight of his 10 pitches for strikes to lock down his first save in 2021. The right-hander logged 17 saves over the three previous seasons, but he's seen more of a middle-innings role this year while struggling to a 6.31 ERA and 1.60 WHIP across 35.2 innings. As such, Jimenez shouldn't be expected to draw many more save chances outside of emergency situations like Sunday.

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  • Tigers' Joe Jimenez: Hit hard Wednesday

    Jimenez allowed three runs in an inning of work during Wednesday's win over the Twins. He gave up three hits and a walk while striking out two.

    The Tigers prevailed 17-14, so no one really pitched well in this one, and that includes Jimenez. The righty now has a 7.07 ERA this season, and he's clearly fallen behind the likes of Jose Cisnero, Michael Fulmer and Gregory Soto in the Detroit bullpen. That gives Jimenez very little fantasy value unless injuries or trades open up a bigger opportunity later in the year. Even then, the 26-year-old is unlikely to become a trustworthy option anytime soon.

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  • Tigers' Joe Jimenez: Earns win Saturday

    Jimenez (3-1) picked up the win over the Tigers in the second game of Saturday's twin bill, allowing an unearned run on one hit while striking out two over two innings.

    Jimenez pitched a scoreless seventh but was a bit wild the following frame in extras. He started off by hitting Nelson Cruz and eventually allowed the Twins to take the lead on a wild pitch. Fortunately for him, the Tigers were able to walk it off in the bottom half, which awarded him his third win of the year and his first since June 14. The 26-year-old has had his share of struggles this season with a 7.54 ERA, 1.72 WHIP and a 28:21 K:BB over 22.2 innings.

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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. The former 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.

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  • 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.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 272 lbs
Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Age: 27
Experience: 4
Bats/Throws: R, R