Posted: Jul 30, 2011 7:40 PM by Jordan Mason
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Colorado Rockies right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez, the subject of persistent trade talk, was pulled after pitching one inning Saturday night against the San Diego Padres.
Jimenez allowed four runs on two hits with four walks and two strikeouts in what was likely his final start for the Rockies.
He was replaced by Esmil Rogers, who began warming up in the bullpen as soon as Jimenez went to the mound to throw his warmup pitches before the bottom of the first inning.
Jimenez received handshakes and pats on the back from his teammates and coaches in the Colorado dugout at the end of the first inning.
The Cleveland Indians pulled their top prospect, left-hander Drew Pomeranz, from his start at Double-A Akron.
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