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Ubaldo Jimenez Traded To Cleveland

The Colorado Rockies and Cleveland Indians have agreed to a deal that will send All-Star pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez to Cleveland in exchange for four minor leaguers. Jimenez started his final game in a purple uniform tonight, giving up 4 runs, 2 hits, 4 walks and striking out two on 45 pitches in one inning. As he left the field, he was greeted with hugs from his soon-to-be former teammates. He did not return for the second.

In return for an ace, the Rockies are getting pitchers Alex White and Joe Gardner, and first baseman-outfielder Matt McBride. In a month they will also get pitcher Drew Pomeranz who can’t be traded until he’s been a professional player for a year.

Update: Apparently, this deal isn’t 100% done because the Rockies decided to start Jimenez tonight (Which was pretty freaking dumb). Talk are ongoing, but I’m sticking by my sources.

Update 2: ESPN and Ubaldo, himself, say he’s been traded.

[MLBlogs, Denver Post, MLB.com, Image via Twitter]

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