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Report: Indians willing to discuss Drew Pomeranz in potential deal for Ubaldo Jimenez

Jul 30, 2011, 10:21 AM EDT

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The Indians are looking to make a splash.

According to Troy Renck of the Denver Post, the Indians were willing to discuss top pitching prospect Drew Pomeranz in a potential deal for Rockies’ right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez.

Pomeranz was selected fifth overall in last year’s First-Year Player Draft. The 22-year-old left-hander has a 1.98 ERA over his first 18 professional starts. He was recently promoted to Double-A Akron after posting a 1.87 ERA and 112/38 K/BB ratio over 77 innings with High-A Kinston. Baseball America recently ranked him as the game’s 14th best prospect on their midseason list.

Jon Heyman of SI.com wrote yesterday that “others think” the Indians are a “big threat” for Jimenez because they have Pomeranz and right-hander Alex White, who posted a 3.60 ERA over three starts before going on the disabled list with a strained ligament in his right index finger.

  1. proudlycanadian - Jul 30, 2011 at 11:25 AM

    The Indians, Red Sox, Reds and Jays are said to be the 4 teams remaining. Now that we know that AA is zeroing in on Jimenez, we can expect that he will use a full court press in his hurculean attempt to complete a second major trade at the deadline.(Top that verbage Rosenthal!)

  2. szapata03 - Jul 30, 2011 at 1:53 PM

    If the Rockies do trade Jimenez, isn’t there a considerable void in their rotation? With Chacin slowing down considerably and De La Rosa’s season over, it seems a bit confusing.

    • philriverslovespenis - Jul 30, 2011 at 4:54 PM

      It seems there is already a couple of voids in their rotation.
      Signed, a frustrated Rocks fan with high hopes at the start of the year

  3. irishbuckeye - Jul 30, 2011 at 4:13 PM

    There’s no way that the Indians give up Pomeranz AND White. I’d give one of the two plus a package of B levels.

  4. irishbuckeye - Jul 31, 2011 at 12:42 AM

    Whoops

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