Tribe General Manager Chris Antonetti, talking to reporters before Monday's 8-5 victory over Kansas City, said when the Indians scouted Ubaldo Jimenez last year, they saw consistent mechanics from the 6-5, 210-pound right-hander. Since acquiring him from Colorado on July 31, Jimenez has been the model of inconsistency.
"In terms of the consistency in which he's executed his delivery, that's probably been the biggest difference," said Antonetti. "When we saw him -- obviously the day we traded for him when he was pitching after the trade was a little atypical -- but in the starts prior to that, there wasn't anything materially different."
Antonetti said small things have changed in Jimenez's delivery since the trade and have side tracked the No. 1 starter the Indians thought they were getting.
Tribe GM Chris Antonetti says Cleveland pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez's mechanics are not as consistent as they were with the Rockies
Cleveland Plain Dealer | May 29