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.