Jimenez to miss start with finger infection

March 2, 2011 | 12:45 pm | 9  

Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez was scheduled to start Wednesday against the San Diego Padres, but will miss the start with an infection on the fingernail of his right thumb. He expects to make his next start. Read more from MLB.com.

Jimenez is the second Rockies starting pitcher slowed by injuries this spring. Aaron Cook has been sidelined for more than a week with shoulder soreness.


  • Bill | March 2, 2011 | 5:38 pm

    It’s only March and there is still 4 weeks till Opening Day but first Cook, then Stewart, Cargo and Ubaldo. None are suppose to be serious (although I think it will take Cook quite awhile) and they should be back soon, but I hope this is a blip and not a trend.

  • Bruce | March 2, 2011 | 6:26 pm

    Does anyone know whats happening with Jorge DeLarosa? Has not been a game yet. All the startes but Cook have started a game.

  • Steve Foster | March 2, 2011 | 6:29 pm

    De La Rosa started an intrasquad game Sunday.

  • Bruce | March 2, 2011 | 6:31 pm

    Thanks Steve.

  • Dylan M. | March 2, 2011 | 7:36 pm

    And he’ll start tomorrow against the Giants.

  • gary | March 3, 2011 | 4:37 am

    Thought the ROX were snake bit or at least unlucky last year, but to have the injuries start so soon is really depressing! Guess could be worse-we could be the Cardinals.

  • ProgMatinee | March 3, 2011 | 8:47 am

    is this something that could be like DLR’s blister from last year?

  • Steve Foster | March 3, 2011 | 10:11 am

    I don’t think so, Prog. De La Rosa actually tore a tendon in his finger, which was a pretty rare injury. Jimenez’s injury is minor and somewhat common, and he is expected to pitch again Monday.

  • Dylan M. | March 3, 2011 | 6:46 pm

    gary, none of the injuries are serious. Cook’s shoulder might be, but replacing a 5th starter isn’t hard. We have several good in-house candidates. Ubaldo had a small infection on his finger, which is all but gone now. Stewart isn’t even limping from his knee. CarGo recovered from his bruised shin in one day. Tulo’s heel injury is considered day-to-day. Nothing serious.