Ubaldo Jimenez and the quick, tidy, 1-2-3 inning are not on speaking terms.

Spotless work is far more often associated with Josh Tomlin or Justin Masterson, who only coincidentally looks like Mr. Clean. Jimenez's innings last year were more along the lines of "Gone With The Wind" in length, number of plot twists and wayward fastballs.

That hasn't changed so far this spring but, of course, we are reminded it's only March and guys who were their team's Opening Day pitcher, guys who've thrown no-hitters, who've started All-Star games, are never in spring training for the results.

OK, but forgive those asking if Jimenez is still that guy? The Indians bet Drew Pomeranz and Alex White that he is, but that doesn't make it so.