Jiminez Makes U-Turn

DENVER (AP) – Colorado Rockies ace Ubaldo Jimenez has executed a nice U-turn to his season.

After spending the first half of the year searching for elusive good health, consistency, command and velocity, he’s finally found all four in winning five of his last six decisions.

At last, he’s headed in the right direction.

But does that path lead right out of town? Although Jimenez has rebounded from a slow start spawned by nagging thumb and hip injuries, the Rockies haven’t followed suit.

So, general manager Dan O’Dowd has said he’ll listen to offers for his 27-year-old ace – but would have to be overwhelmed to part with such a star pitcher in the prime of his career.