Guys usually get mocked if they live with their mamas at age 26. This is not the case if you are 6-0 with 0.87 ERA and a no-hitter under your belt:
Ramona Garcia de Jimenez spends baseball
season just as she has the past 26 years, taking care of her son,
Rockies ace pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez, and her family. Whether she’s
cooking rice in the LoDo loft, or roasting a goat at the family compound
in the Dominican Republic, la mama calls the culinary pitches.
Her big-league ballplayer son likes to have her with him, she says,
to wash his clothes and cook the food he likes.
This is from the Denver Post’s food section, so there’s lots of talk about the stuff Mama Jimenez cooks for her pequenito, as she calls Ubaldo. After reading it, I can’t help but wonder if Rockies players aren’t constantly trying to get invites to Jimenez’s place for lunch before heading to the ballpark.
The Rays announced on Tuesday that the club acquired outfielder Peter Bourjos from the White Sox in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.
As all three starting outfield jobs in Tampa Bay are spoken for, Bourjos is looking at a bench role to open the 2017 regular season. Last season with the Phillies, Bourjos hit .251/.292/.389 with 20 doubles, 23 RBI, and 40 runs scored in 383 plate appearances. The bat is still weak, but he also still plays solid defense and runs the bases well.
The Reds claimed second baseman Scooter Gennett off waivers from the Brewers, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reported on Tuesday.
Gennett, who turns 27 years old on May 1, was expendable as the Brewers planned to use Jonathan Villar on an everyday basis at second base. He’ll provide infield depth in Cincinnati.
Over parts of four seasons in the majors, Gennett has hit .279/.318/.420 with 35 home runs and 160 RBI in 1,637 plate appearances.