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04/19/2010 5:03 PM ET
Ubaldo Jimenez of the Colrado Rockies named Bank of America Presents the National League Player of the Week
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Colorado Rockies right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez has been named Bank of America Presents the National League Player of the Week for the period of April 12-18, 2010. Bank of America, the Official Bank of Major League Baseball, is the presenting sponsor of the National League and American League Player of the Week Awards, which reflect Bank of America's long-standing tradition of promoting and recognizing higher standards of accomplishment.

In his only start of the week, Jimenez recorded the first no-hitter of the 2010 season (264th in Major League history) in the Rockies' 4-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves on April 17th at Turner Field. Jimenez, who issued six walks in the contest, retired the last 12 hitters he faced to preserve the no-hitter - the first in Colorado Rockies history. The hardthrowing righty compiled seven strikeouts and threw a career-high 128 pitches in 9.0 innings of work, improving his record to a perfect 3-0 on the season. The 26-year-old native of Nagua, Dominican Republic became the fourth Dominican-born player to throw a no-hitter in the Majors, joining Jose Jimenez of the Cardinals (June 25, 1999 at Arizona), Ramon Martinez of the Dodgers (July 14, 1995 against Florida), and Hall of Famer Juan Marichal (June 15, 1963 with San Francisco against Houston). This marks the first career weekly award for Jimenez.

Other nominees this past week included Adam Wainwright (2-0, 1.06 ERA, 16 SO) of the St. Louis Cardinals; San Diego's Kevin Correia (2-0, 1.59 ERA, 11 SO); Andre Ethier (.423, 3 HR, 9 RBI) and Matt Kemp (.333, 4 HR, 8 RBI, .875 SLG) of the Los Angeles Dodgers; Philadelphia's Chase Utley (.333, 5 HR, 8 RBI, 1.048 SLG); Milwaukee's Ryan Braun (.423, 2 HR, 8 RBI); Washington's Ivan Rodriguez (.476, 5 2B, 7 RBI) and Florida's Dan Uggla (.464, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 13 H).

The Bank of America Presents the National League Player of the Week, Ubaldo Jimenez, is awarded a watch courtesy of Game Time, the leader in licensed sports watches, available at MLB.com.

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