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Ubaldo Jimenez placed on disabled list

Updated: April 6, 2011, 2:50 PM ET
Associated Press

DENVER -- Ubaldo Jimenez and the Colorado Rockies were worried the cracked cuticle on his pitching thumb would alter his pitching mechanics and lead to a full-blown arm injury.

So, the ace ended up on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, the first trip to the DL for the 27-year-old Dominican who was the All-Star Game's NL starter last summer.

"It's never good when you go on the DL, especially this being my first time," Jimenez said. "It's disappointing, but it's for my own ...

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