Former Rockies All-Star Jimenez retires
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Former Colorado Rockies right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez has retired after 12 MLB seasons.

In 2010, Jimenez threw the first, and only, no-hitter in Rockies franchise history. He struck out seven and walked six in a 4-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves on April 17.

Jimenez earned his lone All-Star appearance that year as he went 19-8 with a 2.88 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, and 214 strikeouts in 221 2/3 innings. He finished third in Cy Young voting behind Roy Halladay and Adam Wainwright.

The following season, Jimenez was dealt to the Cleveland Indians at the trade deadline. He spent parts of three seasons in Cleveland before signing as a free agent with the Baltimore Orioles prior to the 2014 campaign.

Jimenez hasn't pitched in the majors since 2017. He signed a minor-league contract with the Rockies in February before the team cut him in July, ultimately ending his comeback bid.

The 36-year-old struggled in his latter seasons, but he successfully bucked the trend of pitchers flailing for the Rockies. Over his five-plus seasons in Denver, Jimenez authored a 56-45 record with a 3.66 ERA and 1.28 WHIP, and he owns a career ERA of 3.67 at hitter-friendly Coors Field.

Former Rockies All-Star Jimenez retires
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