Marlins Return Jorge Jimenez To Red Sox

MONDAY, 5:39pm: Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com tweets that the two sides discussed several names in a trade that would have allowed the Marlins to keep Jimenez, and that it's possible they'll revisit a deal later.

SUNDAY, 9:15am: Rule 5 pick Jorge Jimenez has been returned to the Boston Red Sox by the Florida Marlins, tweets Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post. MLB.com's Joe Frisaro notes that Boston will return $25K to the Marlins, half of the $50K the Sox received for Jimenez.

Jimenez was acquired from the Astros, as part of the Matt Lindstrom trade. The Astros selected Jimenez from Boston's roster in the Rule 5 draft and sent him to Florida.

The 25-year-old Jimenez is a career .298/.377/.423 hitter in the minors, and had been hoping to earn the starting job third base job in Florida. With Jimenez now out of the picture, it appears likely that Jorge Cantu will start at third for the Marlins, with Gaby Sanchez the favorite to win the first base job.


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  1. Guest 5 years ago

    Oh my gosh! I really thought he would stay with the club! Now they pretty much gave away Matt Lindstrom for two prospects who may never make an impact.

    There was talk about Jorge Jimenez getting a starting job but now thats not going to happen. Logan Morrison should get the starting job.

    • I think it ends up being Gaby Sanchez initially. Most indications have been that he’s leading the competition between him and Morrison, and Florida would probably benefit from pushing back Morrison’s FA and arbitration.

      • Guest 5 years ago

        We’ll see who it is in 14 days and change. I’m so excited for the season!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Guest 5 years ago

        We’ll see who it is in 14 days and change. I’m so excited for the season!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • I think it ends up being Gaby Sanchez initially. Most indications have been that he’s leading the competition between him and Morrison, and Florida would probably benefit from pushing back Morrison’s FA and arbitration.

    • Alldaybaseball 5 years ago

      At least they should have given Jimenez a shot in the Bigs. Really? Sanchez fora a month in the minors to see if Jimenez is the real deal wouldn’t of hurt. Right?

      • Guest 5 years ago

        But if he hits .1000 on Pawtucket he’s still not going back to the Marlins. They should have traded for his rights.

        • Alldaybaseball 5 years ago

          I’m saying the Marlins should have given him a shot in the Bigs.

          • Guest 5 years ago

            I completely agree. He should have been the Opening Day Third baseman:

          • Guest 5 years ago

            I completely agree. He should have been the Opening Day Third baseman:

        • Alldaybaseball 5 years ago

          I’m saying the Marlins should have given him a shot in the Bigs.

      • Guest 5 years ago

        But if he hits .1000 on Pawtucket he’s still not going back to the Marlins. They should have traded for his rights.

    • Alldaybaseball 5 years ago

      At least they should have given Jimenez a shot in the Bigs. Really? Sanchez fora a month in the minors to see if Jimenez is the real deal wouldn’t of hurt. Right?

  2. Sweet! Houston pretty much got Lindstrom for nothing. Now thats a real good move be Ed.

    • Did anyone actually believe that they would get serious value for Lindstrom?

      I mean seriously:

      ERA: 3.09, 3.14, 5.89
      FIP: 2.85, 3.37, 4.47
      xFIP: 3.89, 4.24, 4.65
      tERA: 2.67, 3.97, 4.61

      Talk about poor trending performance. It’s hard to get value for a guy who’s getting progressively worse while his salary goes up.

      • Have you read anything over Lindstrom this spring with Anrsberg as the pitching coach. He has an overpowering fas ball, a new grip on his slider, and 6 scoreless innings under his belt.

        • Small sample size alert!

          • ReverendBlack 5 years ago

            .200 hitters can go 5-for-5.

          • ReverendBlack 5 years ago

            .200 hitters can go 5-for-5.

          • jdub220 5 years ago

            Anybody can put up a good six innings. Especially in spring training, where half the hitters they face are scrubs.

            Hell, I could probably have six good innings in ST, and I throw about as hard as Jaime Moyer. Then again, I do have a wicked good curveball…

          • jdub220 5 years ago

            Anybody can put up a good six innings. Especially in spring training, where half the hitters they face are scrubs.

            Hell, I could probably have six good innings in ST, and I throw about as hard as Jaime Moyer. Then again, I do have a wicked good curveball…

          • A few teams were looking at him early this offseason. Houston got him on a great deal and he is having an exceptional st. Its surprising florida let go of the key part in the trade and know looks like a steal for Houston.

          • Can you throw a triple-digits fastball with a plus slider and a promising split finger pitch? Because Lindstrom can. 2009 was a fluke and I fully expect a bounceback year and quite possibly a full-time closer job for Lindstrom this season.

          • Exactly. Not many people can and Lindstrom can. He will have an exceptional year as either Houston’s Setup or Closer.

        • Small sample size alert!

      • Have you read anything over Lindstrom this spring with Anrsberg as the pitching coach. He has an overpowering fas ball, a new grip on his slider, and 6 scoreless innings under his belt.

  3. DarthVader87 5 years ago

    Well, I guess when they decided that Cantu would be the 3B this year they didn’t put him in the mix for the job at 1B.

  4. I figured he was going to be the Marlins 3B this year. I’m not sure how Jimenez was with the glove, but we all know that Cantu is pretty horrid at the hot corner.

    • TotalZone considered him below average and CHONE projected him to be roughly 10 runs below average with the glove over 130 games. I’m not really sure that he ever had the pop to be a solid corner infielder. Yeah, Cantu sucks defensively, but Morrison or Sanchez is probably better than Jimenez.

  5. johnsilver 5 years ago

    I always enjoyed watching Lindstrom with the Fish in 2007-2008, but some of the Astro fans thinking this guy can handle the pressure of closing with only a upper 90’s FB that he has -0- control over..My, are they in for a rude awakening have a bad feeling.

    It would really be great, the guy has boat loads of talent, just zippo for control. He was the perfect setup guy while Kevin Gregg was there and seemed to handle setup duty fairly well, maybe if Houston will let him do that he will get some confidence back and work with him. Deep BP in Florida latter part of the season also buried him when he struggle badly, that didn’t help him much either.

    Jiminez will be starting at Pawtucket now looks like. Kind of strange actually, figured Fish would latch onto him. yet another strong team now to make a move for Mikey Lowell now.

  6. Guest 5 years ago

    I hope Jorge Jimenez returns to the Marlins.

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