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Yankees, Rockies Not Close To Deal For Ubaldo Jimenez

Both the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees are looking for starting pitching with the trade deadline nearing. 

Neither seems to be in the running for Colorado Rockies' ace Ubaldo Jimenez, according to a tweet from Buster Olney.

The Rockies are, not surprisingly, expecting to get a big haul if they do move Jimenez, although they haven't yet said that they will do so. 

According to Sports Illustrated's Jon Heyman, the Rockies want to get four players back for Jimenez (at least from the Yankees), and it's safe to assume that they'll want prospects instead of Major League-ready talent, as their roster is in fairly good shape at present. 

Jimenez has made it known that he doesn't want to be traded, however.

"As a player, you always want to be on the same team for your whole career,'' Jimenez said. "I'd like to finish my career here, but that's something you can't control. Baseball is a really good game, but there's a business side.''