These are uncomfortable days to be a baseball player in demand. The trading deadline is Tuesday. Rumors are flying and a player can be told at anytime to pack his bag and join his new team.
At the All-Star break last year, Ubaldo Jimenez went to the Rocky Mountains for some quiet time with his family. The rumors still found him.
"One of my friends sent me a text saying the Rockies are looking to trade you," said Jimenez. "That was two weeks before the trade deadline."
Thus began Jimenez's journey from Denver to Cleveland.
Ubaldo Jimenez recalls the nervous days before trade to Tribe
Cleveland Plain Dealer | Jul 29