Report: Ubaldo Jimenez, Orioles agree on four-year deal

Feb. 17, 2014 at 8:28 PM

SARASOTA, Fla., Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Free-agent starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez and the Baltimore Orioles have agreed to a multi-year deal, sports broadcaster MASN reported Monday.

Citing team sources, MASN said the deal is for four years and is worth $48 million.

The Orioles will have to surrender a first-round draft pick to the Cleveland Indians, who had put in an qualifying offer for the 30-year-old right-hander.

Jimenez, an eight-year MLB veteran, posted a comeback season in 2013, going 13-9 with a 3.30 ERA over 32 starts with the Indians. He struck out 194 batters over 182 2/3 innings.

After a breakout season in season in 2010 when he compiled a 19-8 record with the Colorado Rockies, Jimenez struggled the next two years, going a combined 19-30 with a 5.03 ERA.

The Dominican Republic native sports a career 82-75 mark with a 3.92 ERA.

His apparent signing came the same day the Orioles announced they signed South Korean right-hander Suk-Min Yoon to a three-year contract.

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