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Orioles pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez scratched from rehab start

Orioles pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez scratched from rehab start Photo: Mitchell Layton/Getty Images

Baltimore Orioles pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez won’t be ready to come off the disabled list this week as he works his way back from a right ankle injury, reports The Baltimore Sun

Jimenez is eligible to come off the DL this week, and will not make his scheduled minor league rehabilitation start on Wednesday after testing the ankle in a bullpen session Sunday.

Jimenez has been on the 15-day disabled list since July 13 after hurting his ankle in the parking lot of his apartment complex.

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“It’s kind of weak, and that’s why we’re working on making it stronger,” Jimenez said. “It went good. It’s not 100 percent, but we’re moving in the right direction.”

Jimenez hopes to make a rehab start this weekend and to be ready to pitch in the majors when the team comes home from a 10-game road trip on the West Coast. 

Jimenez is 3-8 with a 4.52 ERA in 18 games this season for the Orioles, who lead the American League East by three games over the Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees. 

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