Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Ubaldo Jimenez to go on DL

Rockies ace Ubaldo Jimenez got off to an incredible start in 2010. The same cannot be said about his start to the 2011 season.

The Rockies will place Jimenez on the 15-day disabled list (DL) due to a thumb injury, retroactive to April 2nd, which means he'll be eligible to come off the DL on April 17th.

"It's never good to go on the DL," Jimenez said, per Troy Renck of the Denver Post. "But I need to be able to help the team. It's getting better, but I still feel pain when I grip the ball."

Right-handed pitcher Greg Reynolds, who has been recalled from Triple-A, will take his roster spot.

In his one start this season, Jimenez allowed five earned runs and only struck out one batter in six innings.