Cleveland Indians Land Ubaldo Jimenez

July 30, 2011 – 9:08 pm by Ryan Phillips

The Cleveland Indians landed a big score Saturday afternoon as they traded for Colorado Rockies ace Ubaldo Jimenez. In return, the Rockies landed an impressive haul of prospects.

Jimenez left his start against the San Diego Padres on Saturday after just one inning, following a disappointing outing in which he surrendered four runs on two hits and four walks. Presumably he was taken out of the lineup because of the trade.

In exchange for Jimenez, the Indians sent right-handers Alex White and Joe Gardner, first baseman Matt McBride and lefty Drew Pomeranz. Pomeranz cannot actually be included in the deal until August 16, which is the anniversary of when he signed his firs pro contract.

The Indians are apparently not done dealing either, as they are in talks with the San Diego Padres about outfielder Ryan Ludwick and the Houston Astros about center fielder Michael Bourn. Both of those deals aren’t sure things but Cleveland continues to talk.

For the Rockies, landing White and Pomeranz is a huge coup. They are probably the two best pitching prospects the Indians had, and are both should be up full-time relatively quickly.

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