Rockies send Ubaldo Jimenez to Indians

July 30, 2011 - 11:58 PM
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Colorado Rockies' Ubaldo Jimenez delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Saturday, July 30, 2011, in San Diego. Jimenez shook hands with teammates and left the dugout after allowing four runs in the first inning. (AP Photo/Chris Park)

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have gone from a recent history of selling star pitchers to buyers, acquiring Ubaldo Jimenez from the Colorado Rockies to help them make a push for the playoffs.

The trade is contingent on the 2010 All-Star passing a physical.

Cleveland is sending to the Rockies right-handers Alex White and Joe Gardner and first baseman-outfielder Matt McBride, all minor leaguers, along with a player to be named.

Left-hander Drew Pomeranz, considered one of Cleveland's top two pitching prospects, was pulled from his start at Double-A Akron. He did not sign with Cleveland after being drafted last year until the signing deadline of Aug. 16. No drafted player can be dealt until one calendar year after signing.

The Indians traded Cy Young winners CC Sabathia in 2008 and Cliff Lee in 2009.