The Mariners have placed Cesar Jimenez on waivers, reports Dave Cameron of FanGraphs (on Twitter). The left-hander is one of Seattle's four out of options players.
Jimenez, 27, has dealt with a number of arm problems during his career. He missed all of 2009 and part of 2010 with shoulder surgery, and also missed most of 2007 with a stress fracture in his elbow. Jimenez has appeared in 43 games with the Mariners over the years, pitching to a 5.40 ERA in 48 1/3 innings. He's the second lefty reliever Seattle has taken off the 40-man roster this week, joining Hong-Chih Kuo.
Jimenez available?!? Ca-CHING!
Mariners need to get David Pauley back. Quit beating around the bush.