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Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Red Sox Are Interested in Rockies Ace, Ubaldo Jimenez
The Red Sox are looking for another pitcher for the rotation to ensure that there is constantly a quality pitcher on the mound for every game. Injuries have caught up with the Red Sox who have managed to win games through a rotation period which has seen many different pitchers. The Red Sox have been relying on offense to win games, but they know that they need pitching and defense as well as offense to win games.
The Cincinnati Reds are also said to have strong interest in Ubaldo Jimenez who is having an "okay" year in Colorado. Jimenez is 5-8 including 2 complete games and 1 shutout with a 4.08 ERA. In 2010, Jimenez was an all-star, finished 3rd in the NL Cy Young voting and also finished in the top 25 for NL MVP voting after finishing 19-8 with a 2.88 ERA on the 2010 season.