Joe Jimenez News Archive
Jimenez is expected to return to an eighth-inning setup role beginning Friday, when the Tigers intend to activate closer Shane Greene (shoulder) from the 10-day disabled list, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
Jimenez allowed a hit and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning Friday to pick up his third save of the season in a 3-1 win over the Rangers.
Jimenez (4-1) blew the save but still picked up the win in Monday's game against the Blue Jays. He allowed a run on a hit and three walks in an inning of work.
Jimenez will step in as the Tigers' closer after Shane Greene was placed on the disabled list Monday due to a right shoulder strain, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
Jimenez (3-1) struck out one and allowed one run on two hits -- including a walkoff home run -- in two-thirds of an inning against the Blue Jays on Saturday.
Jimenez pitched a scoreless inning in Wednesday's loss to the Athletics, allowing one hit and striking out two.
Jimenez gave up three runs on three hits and a walk in one inning Monday against the A's. He did not record a strikeout.
Jimenez recorded his second save of the season in Sunday's 3-1 win over the White Sox, tossing a scoreless inning of relief with three strikeouts.