Rockies Entertaining More Offers for Ubaldo Jimenez
The Colorado starter may or may not be dealt by Sunday's MLB trade deadline
By: Scott Henry | 7/29/11, 9:37 AM EDT
Sources indicate that the Colorado Rockies are switching into selling mode as the Major League Baseball trade deadline approaches, particularly with starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez.
Sources tell Fox's Ken Rosenthal that several teams are lining up as suitors, including the Tigers, Yankees, Reds, Red Sox, and Indians. Still, the Rockies are not considered desperate to move Jimenez, and are negotiating hard for the right price.
Double-A pitching prospects Jacob Turner (Tigers) and Drew Pomeranz (Indians) are among the names that Colorado is rumored to be seeking. Both prospects' current clubs are considered highly reluctant to move the players in any deal.
The Yankees may be the leaders in the Jimenez derby, if they're willing to part with major-league starter Ivan Nova, giant Double-A pitcher Dellin Betances, and Triple-A catcher Jesus Montero. There are currently conflicting reports as to whether the Yankees will accept such a proposal.
Rosenthal reports that the Rockies are fully aware that their price is high, and that, for that reason, a deal may not get done.
--Scott Henry (@4QuartersRadio)
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