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“When I got to the mound, I couldn’t even throw a strike because I didn’t have my mind on the game,” Jimenez said.
The 27-year-old threw a no-hitter against Atlanta in April 2010 on the way to a 19-8 record with a 2.88 ERA and got the nod as starter for the NL All-Star team.
He is only 6-9 with a 4.46 ERA in 21 starts this year.
Indians manager Manny Acta would not comment on the deal, but he is quite familiar with the fellow native of the Dominican Republic.
Jimenez is 56-45 with a 3.66 ERA in 138 games, all but one of them as a starter since arriving in the majors with Colorado in 2006.
White, 22, made his big league debut with Cleveland this year, but went on the disabled list May 21 with a strained right middle finger on May 21. The 15th overall pick in the 2009 draft out of North Carolina is 1-0 with a 3.60 ERA for Cleveland.
The 23-year-old Gardner went 7-8 with a 4.99 ERA at Double-A Akron this year. A third-round choice in 2009 from Cal-Santa Barbara, he was 13-6 with a 2.75 ERA combined in two levels of Class A ball a year ago.
McBride, 26, has split 2011 between Akron and Triple-A Columbus, hitting a combined .279 with 15 homers and 56 RBIs. The 75th overall choice in the 2006 draft as a catcher from Lehigh University, he had shoulder surgery early in his minor league career.
The 22-year-old Pomeranz could give the Rockies the most value if he is the player to be named. Cleveland’s first-round pick in 2010, fifth overall, the left-hander began this season at Class A Kinston, going 3-2 with a 1.87 ERA in 15 starts to earn a promotion to Akron. He went 0-1 with a 2.57 ERA in three games with the Aeros.
In 91 innings overall, the former University of Mississippi ace has struck out 112.
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