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MLB Trade Rumors: Indians Close To Acquiring Ubaldo Jimenez From Rockies

The Cleveland Indians can't seem to score a run but that isn't stopping them from trying to acquiring a top-notch starting pitcher.  According to ESPN.com, the Indians and Colorado Rockies may be close to a deal for Rockies' ace Ubaldo Jimenez.  In fact, the Indians top pitching prospect in the minors - Drew Pomeranz - was scratched from his scheduled start with AA Akron Saturday night and many think it is because he is going to be a big part of any proposed trade involving Jimenez.

Jimenez, meanwhile, is scheduled to take the mound in San Diego for the Rockies, and as of 8:50PM et he was preparing to pitch.  It should be stated, however, that the Rockies reportedly have a someone in the bullpen just in case the deal gets consummated during the game.

Crazy, right?

Pomeranz wasn't the only prospect to be scratched from the Aeros lineup.  Alex White, another pitching prospect with Akron was told he would not make his start in Sunday while first baseman Matt McBride was taken out of the lineup as well.

The Indians are one of three teams believed to be involved in the Jimenez talks.  The New York Yankees and Cincinnati Reds are also believed to be in the running.

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