Sunday, July 31, 2011

Ubaldo Jimenez traded to Indians

Dominican pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez passed the physical exam in the last step of the trade that sends him to the Cleveland Indians from Colorado Rockies.

The Indians announced during Sunday's game against Kansas City that the deal had been completed. Jimenez can expect to strengthen their rotation as they try to snatch the top spot in the Central Division of the American League Detroit Tigers.

Colorado adquired young pitchers Alex White and Joe Gardner, first baseman Matt McBride and a player whose name has not been released and could be Drew Pomeranz. Pomeranz and White are considered the biggest prospects in the Cleveland team's minor leagues.

Jimenez made ​​a physical examination in the training complex of the Indians in Arizona.

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