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Indians scratch Drew Pomeranz at Double-A, trade for Ubaldo Jimenez coming?

Jul 30, 2011, 7:41 PM EDT

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Here we go…

According to Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports, the Indians have scratched top pitching prospect Drew Pomeranz from his scheduled Saturday start at Double-A Akron and may be ready to include him in a package for Rockies ace Ubaldo Jimenez.

Troy Renck of the Denver Post is hearing that 22-year-old right-hander Alex White and second baseman Jason Kipnis could also be involved.

Pomeranz, 22, was the fifth overall pick in the 2010 MLB Amateur Draft and has registered a sparkling 1.98 ERA and 112/38 K/BB ratio this season in 91 innings between Single-A and Double-A.

White and Kipnis are also considered to be supreme talents.

The Indians are currently two games back of the Tigers in the American League Central standings and continue to fade fast. They’re hoping to make a big splash as this year’s deadline in order to right the ship.

UPDATE, 7:41 PM: ESPN’s Buster Olney is now hearing that Kipnis is unlikely to be involved.

  1. ryanmallettsbluntwrap - Jul 30, 2011 at 7:32 PM

    That would be giving up a ton for Ubaldo if it is all three , 1.98 ERA that young is pretty nasty .

  2. drmonkeyarmy - Jul 30, 2011 at 7:35 PM

    That seems like a ridiculous amount to give up for Jimenez. Am I wrong in thinking that?

  3. digitaldonnie - Jul 30, 2011 at 7:43 PM

    No, no, no. Don’t just make a deal just to make it. Throwing the future away Tribe…

  4. proudlycanadian - Jul 30, 2011 at 7:54 PM

    If this is the package, then the Rockies have to do it. It would be a huge haul for them. As a Jays fan, I will be disappointed, but the Jays would not match that trade. As far as the Indians are concerned, they have made a big mistake.

  5. ispysomething7 - Jul 30, 2011 at 8:14 PM

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

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