NEWS
07/30/2011 11:53 EDT | Updated 09/29/2011 05:12 EDT

Indians acquire right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez from Rockies for minor leaguers

CLEVELAND - 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.