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Ubaldo Jimenez’s velocity is down

Ubaldo Jimenez

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez throws in the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Goodyear, Ariz., Sunday, March 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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VelocityGames: they’re not just for Michael Pineda and Roy Halladay anymore! Would you believe, Ubaldo Jimenez? From the Akron Beacon-Journal:

A scout employed by an opposing team who watched Ubaldo Jimenez struggle against the Reds on Saturday almost couldn’t believe his radar gun. “His fastball was 89-91 [mph],” the scout said. “He might have touched 92 once or twice, but his slider was flat. He also looked like his mind was somewhere else. I haven’t seen him like that in two years.”

He was up in the mid-90s two years ago. Last year he was down in the low 90s. Yes, IIOSTSLNMABDAVYOK,* but if he can’t even sustain that, Jiminez is gonna get hammered.

*It is only spring training so let’s not make a big deal about velocity yet, ok?