The Indians aren't trying to overhaul Ubaldo Jimenez's mechanics. They're much too complicated. What they want to do is make a slight change in hopes that it lets Jimenez avoid a repeat of Tuesday's performance at U.S. Cellular Field.

Jimenez says the adjustment has to do with his left shoulder.

"I've been trying to create more power and torque with my front [left] shoulder," he said.

Jimenez said pitching coach Scott Radinsky, in comparing video from his starts in 2010 to those in 2011 and this year, found that his left shoulder isn't in the same position it was in 2010 when he won 19 games for the Rockies.