Report: Rockies Agree to Trade Ubaldo Jimenez to Cleveland Indians


July 30, 2011

The most notable starting pitcher of this year's trade market looks like he'll have a new home. The Cleveland Indians and Colorado Rockies have agreed to a deal that will put Ubaldo Jimenez in an Indians uniform.

The Indians will send four prospects to the Rockies in exchange for the 27-year-old right-hander, according to

The Rockies will immediately receive pitchers Alex White and Joe Gardner and first baseman/outfielder Matt McBride. They will also reportedly receive pitching prospect Drew Pomeranz, although he cannot officially be part of the deal until next month because he was drafted last year and MLB rules state that a player cannot be traded until one year into his professional career.

White and Pomeranz were the Indians' top draft picks in 2009 and 2010, respectively.

Jimenez was the subject of trade rumors for most of the afternoon and into the evening, and he was then subsequently pulled from his start against San Diego after one inning.

Jimenez entered Saturday's start with a 6-9 record to go with a 4.20 ERA. He finished third in NL Cy Young voting last season after a remarkable first half. He finished the season with a 19-8 record and a 2.88 ERA despite pitching at hitter-friendly Coors Field.

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