Baltimore Orioles pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez to DL

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Baltimore Orioles right handed pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez will be placed on the disabled list with a sprained right ankle,'s Brittany Ghiroli reports.

Jimenez, who signed a four-year, $50-million deal in the offseason, suffered the ankle injury earlier this week.

Manager Buck Showalter, via

"He stepped in a hole in the parking lot. We were looking at it today. It’s pretty puffy, taped up. He tried to take a work day yesterday. We were hoping that it would resolve somewhat today, it did not and he’s not going to be able to start tomorrow, so we’re probably going to DL him and back-date him and have him ready post-All-Star break."

The Orioles called up right-hander Kevin Gausman to replace Jimenez. He is likely to start Sunday night against the Yankees.

Jimenez is 3-8 with a 4.52 ERA in 18 games this season.

- Jessica Pifalo

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