Found November 02, 2013 on Sports Injury Alert:
After declining his option from the Indians, Ubaldo Jimenez is now free to sign anywhere and will be drawing a good amount of interest on the open market. After struggling at the beginning of the year, Jimenez bounced back and put together a good season. He went 13-9 with a 3.30 ERA and a 194/80 strikeout-to-walk ratio. The Minnesota Twins have checked in on Ubaldo Jimenez, according to Darren Wolfson of 1500ESPN.com. He says that the Twins have told one free agents camp that they plan on being aggressive in free agency. Jimenez would be a good option for the Twins as a top-of-the-rotation type of guy. The Twins will obviously have competition for him and signing him will not be cheap. With the free agent market for starting pitching being so thin, a team could come in and give Jimenez $15 million or more per season. MLB Trade Rumors predicted that Jimenez could land a three-year, $39 million contract on the open market. After the All-Star break, Jimenez posted a solid ERA of 1.82. ...
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