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Indians trade for Rockies ace Jimenez

Rockies ace Ubaldo Jimenez has been traded to the Indians, the right-hander said after pitching one inning in his start Saturday night against the Padres then being pulled from the game.

The Indians reportedly will send two top prospects, LHP Drew Pomeranz and RHP Alex White, plus minor-league 1B Matt McBride to the Rockies.

Jimenez, who said he knew about the trade before the game, was replaced by Esmil Rogers after allowing four runs in the first. "When I got to the mound, I couldn't even throw a strike because I didn't have my mind on the game," Jimenez said.

Asked about going to Cleveland, he said: "That's the fun part about being traded to a team like that because right now they're in a good position. They're fighting for first place."

The Rockies were expected to contend in the NL West but are 10 games behind the Giants at 51-56. Coming off an All-Star season in which he went 19-8 with a 2.88 ERA, Jimenez, 27, is 6-9, 4.46.

For his career, Jimenez is 56-45 with a 3.62 ERA. He earns $2.8 million this season and $4.2 million in 2012, with a $5.75 million club option for 2013.

He will join a team that gave up a pair of highly regarded prospects for its AL Central push.

White, 22, was rated the Indians' second-best prospect and Pomeranz, 22, their fourth-best before the season by Baseball America. Pomeranz is 3-3 with a 1.98 ERA in 91 innings this season between Class A and Double A. White has been on the major-league disabled list since late May with a strained ligament in his finger.

Later, the Indians traded INF Orlando Cabrera to the Giants for Triple-A OF Thomas Neal.

STARTER TO TIGERS: Detroit acquired RH starter Doug Fister and RH reliever David Pauley from Seattle for OF Casper Wells, LHP Charlie Furbush, 3B prospect Francisco Martinez and a player to be named. Fister is 3-13 but has a 3.33 ERA in 21 starts for the Mariners.

RANGERS GET HELP: Texas acquired RH reliever Koji Uehara from Baltimore for 1B Chris Davis and RHP Tommy Hunter. Uehara, who has a 1.72 ERA in 47 innings, joins a team with the fourth-worst bullpen ERA (4.42) in the AL.

D'BACKS BOOST STAFF: Arizona agreed to a deal with Washington to acquire RHP Jason Marquis for SS prospect Zach Walters. Marquis is 8-5 with a 3.95 ERA.

BREWERS ADD DEPTH: Milwaukee acquired utilityman Jerry Hairston from Washington for OF prospect Erik Komatsu to shore up its depth after the losses of 2B Rickie Weeks (sprained left ankle) and OF Carlos Gomez (broken collarbone).

PIRATES ADD POP: Baltimore agreed to a deal to send 1B Derrek Lee to Pittsburgh, pending a review of his medical records, the Baltimore Sun reported.

FURCAL TO CARDS: The Cardinals and Dodgers have agreed to a trade to send SS Rafael Furcal to St. Louis, NBCSports.com reported.

Deal, no Deal: Boston was reportedly set to acquire A's RHP Rich Harden for minor-league 1B Lars Anderson. But by late Saturday, the deal fell through, according to the Associated Press, and Harden said he was told by GM Billy Beane he was staying and would start Tuesday. The Red Sox did acquire INF Mike Aviles from Kansas City for INF Yamaico Navarro and RHP Kendal Volz.

ASTROS: The contract of OF J.D. Martinez was purchased from Double-A Corpus Christi, replacing when RF Hunter Pence, who was traded to Philadelphia.

ORIOLES: RHP Brad Bergesen was placed on the paternity leave list, opening a roster spot for RHP Chris Tillman, who was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk.

PHILLIES: RF Domonic Brown, a former Pasco High standout, and RHP Andrew Carpenter were sent to Triple-A Lehigh Valley to clear space for newly acquired RF Hunter Pence and 3B Placido Polanco, who was activated from the disabled list.

Indians trade for Rockies ace Jimenez 07/30/11 [Last modified: Sunday, July 31, 2011 1:27am]
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