Report: Ubaldo Jimenez to the Cleveland Indians (UPDATED: It's Happening)

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Report: Ubaldo Jimenez to the Cleveland Indians (UPDATED: It’s Happening)

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First Kosuke Fukudome, and now Ubaldo Jimenez? Clearly the Indians are striving to collect the best players in baseball.

Today the Cleveland Indians landed the Rockies’ ace (who, yes, is just a little bit more valuable than Fukudome) according to Troy Renck. The team will give up some seriously excellent prospects, given Jimenez’s talent, age (just 27), and favorable contract. Those excellent prospects are expected to include Drew Pomeranz, Alex White and Matt McBride.

UPDATE: Jimenez is warming up in the bullpen for his start tonight, so Renck is now backing off his report that the deal is done. It’s still expected to get done, though.

UPDATE II: Jimenez was removed from the game, and did the dugout-hugging thing, so it’s happening.

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