Day 6 news and notes, Jimenez here (updated)

*Shortly after the agreement was in place Monday night, new Oriole Ubaldo Jimenez drove from Miami to his new spring home in Sarasota, Fla. reporting to the Ed Smith Stadium complex early Tuesday morning to start the process of getting his physical.

Hours after announcing the three-year deal with Suk-min Yoon, Baltimore locked up Jimenez to a four-year, $50-million pact that is expected to be announced later this week. A club official said the team would “be lucky” to have the physical results announced on Wednesday, so it will likely come after that.

Still, Jimenez is a huge boon for an organization that had been incredibly quiet during Hot Stove season. With Yoon in the fold and Jimenez, who is coming a season in which he went 13-9 with a 3.30 ERA in 32 starts for the Indians, the Orioles roster is beginning to take shape.

“Can’t wait to see him out there so he can do what he knows how to do best,” said Orioles starter Miguel Gonzalez, who played with Jimenez in a Double-A All-Star Game back in 2007.

“[He’s] quiet, kind of like me. He reminds me of me. Having seen him, not having talked to him for a while I think he’s pretty good. I like him so I’m pretty sure all these guys will like him as well.”

I’ll have more on the Jimenez situation later, but you can read the details of the signing and what it likely means for the organization moving forward.

*The Orioles officially announced the signing of Suk-min Yoon yesterday as well and there will be a press conference today with Yoon at noon. More on Yoon here.

*Miguel Gonzalez will play catch again today, with the hope being that he can get up on the mound again tomorrow.

*There were no scheduled bullpens today and Dylan Bundy, who is rehabbing back from Tommy John surgery, also has the day off. Bundy will throw off flat ground on Wednesday and Friday, getting up to 150 feet.

2 Comments

Various articles have stated that, by signing Jimenez, the Orioles “lose” the signing allocation listed for the 17th draft pick. My understanding is that this means the Orioles won’t spend this amount but that they keep the unspent money, not that the unspent money goes to, in this case, the Indians (as someone suggested). Could you clarify?

The pick goes to the Indians. Nothing else.

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