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Done deal: Indians’ trade for Ubaldo Jimenez is official

Jul 31, 2011, 3:09 PM EDT

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UPDATE: Jimenez passed his physical, so the blockbuster trade sending him to the Indians for a four-prospect package led by 2010 first-round pick Drew Pomeranz is now official.

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UPDATE: Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that McBride’s injury won’t hold up the deal.

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Ubaldo Jimenez is reportedly undergoing a physical exam right now, but even if he gets a clean bill of health there might be a different holdup in the big Rockies-Indians trade.

According to Nick Camino of WTAM-1100 in Cleveland, one of the four prospects reportedly headed to the Indians, first baseman Matt McBride, is “in an Akron hospital with an eye fracture.”

Drew Pomeranz is already included in the deal as a “player to be named later” because the 2010 first-round pick isn’t eligible to officially be traded yet, so it’s possible McBride could fall into the same category while the Rockies wait to see on the severity of the injury.

  1. spudchukar - Jul 31, 2011 at 3:25 PM

    Other reports indicate the injury isn’t considered serious, and shouldn’t hold up the deal.

  2. bigtrav425 - Jul 31, 2011 at 3:58 PM

    Noooooooooooo!…As a tribe fan this trade hurts big time…our ownership and management have NO clue how to run a franchise. i cannot believe they traded both Drew and alex in the same deal,especially for Jimenez.for someone like Felix or lester someone in that group i wouldnt mind but not for Jimenez or someone like hiim

  3. drmonkeyarmy - Jul 31, 2011 at 4:24 PM

    Jimenez’s arm would have to be bitten off by a shark for the Indians to back out of the trade at this point.

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