It has been a few days since we have heard the New York Yankees and Colorado Rockies right-hander Ubaldo Jiminez connected in trade rumors. With the non-waiver trade deadline just a few days away, however, the Jimenez-to-the-Yankees talk is picking up again.
Joel Sherman of the New York Post reported that executives around the big leagues think the Rockies would like to find find a deal for Jimenez. CBS Sports reports that the Yankees have the best shot at Jimenez. ESPN's Jayson Stark says Colorado wants "three sure-thing young players, including one pitcher who goes into their rotation immediately." NBC Sports also said it would "take a serious package of prospects to pull off a trade."
Jimenez went 19-8 a season ago with a 2.88 ERA. He has struggled at times this season, pitching to a 6-9 record with a 4.20 ERA.
With Phil Hughes struggling and A.J. Burnett showing his typical inconsistency the Yankees have been looking for a No. 2 starter behind CC Sabathia. Despite his struggles this season, Jimenez could be the most talented starter available at the deadline.