Right now, however, there are no starts scheduled for Jimenez.
"We will see what presents itself with work days and physical status," Showalter said. "Chris [Tillman] pitched the last two outings on extra rest. There's a reason for that. We will see how he feels in between."
Jimenez went four innings against the Cubs, allowing one run on three hits and a walk, and Showalter was encouraged that the righty came in on Tuesday as a potentially available relief option. Jimenez has gone 4-9 with a 4.83 ERA in 20 starts.
"If we see that we are covered [in the bullpen] we are going to continue to make him available to us as a starter, too," Showalter said. "The need could be there shortly."
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