The Mariners have waived Cesar Jimenez, and like the matter in a clogged toilet, the Mariners bullpen has begun to flush out the crap. That’s probably a harsh analogy to use for Jimenez. I don’t doubt that Jimenez is a really nice guy, and talk about being handed a rough hand (or left arm). Jimenez has battled injuries for most of his recent career, and since he’s out of options, he now has the option to end his run with the Mariners.
It was more than 10 years ago that the Mariners signed Jimenez as an international free agent. He pitched in the big leagues for parts of three seasons, but his most extended time was his stint in 2008 when he pitched 34.1 innings and posted a 2.0 K/BB ratio.
Arm troubles and ineffectiveness would ultimately plague Jimenez until today’s definitive move. Just yesterday the team released Hong-Chih Kuo, and the team presently has George Sherrill, Lucas Luetge, and Charlie Furbush as potential left-handed relievers.