Sep 24, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez (30) delivers in the first inning against the Chicago White Sox at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Ubaldo Jimenez expecting long contract, high dollars

Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) tweets that Free Agent pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez is still seeking a multi-year deal in the $14 million annual salary range.

In a free agent pitching market largely stalled due to the emergence of Japanese sensation Masahiro Tanaka, Jimenez has been linked to teams such as the Yankees, Orioles, Blue Jays, and his former club, the Indians. Because he was tendered a Qualifying Offer from Cleveland (1-year, $14.1 million), the righty is tied to draft pick compensation.

The contract demands of Ubaldo Jimenez are not dissimilar to those of Ervin Santana. The Toronto Blue Jays are rumored to be heavily interested in both pitchers, assuming that they don’t land Tanaka.

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  • Gary

    One decent half a season in past 5 years and he thinks he is the next Cy Young?
    Keep holding out for more money and you might not get any offers.

  • Robert Murawsky

    If this is the best we can do, the Jay’s will be out of contention before we ever start. All they want is money. Pay them by the pitch.