The Colorado Rockies are still listening to offers for right-handed pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez.
They just haven't heard an offer they want.
The New York Yankees and Cincinnati Reds remain the two teams with strongest interest.
The Rockies, however, do not have a need to move Jimenez. He is still a quality pitcher, and he has a club-friendly contract. Including options for 2013 and 2014, the Rockies have control of Jimenez for the next three years for less than $18 million.
That's why there is no urgency to trade him.
The Rockies are looking for a catcher and young arms they feel can step in at the big-league level.
Sources close to the involved teams have indicated the Rockies have interest in a package of catcher Jesus Montero, and pitchers Manuel Banuelos and Dellin Betances from the Yankees, and catcher Devon Mesoraco, and pitchers Travis Wood and Homer Bailey. Word out of Cincinnati is the Reds proposed Aroldis Chapman and Edinson Volquez along with Mesoraco.
The Yankees, meanwhile, continue to look at other pitching alternatives, including right-hander Hiroki Kuroda of the Los Angeles Dodgers, and are weighing the long-term value. Kuroda would come at a lesser price than Jimenez, but he is a free agent after the season.
— Tracy Ringolsby