Indians pick up $5.75 million option on Jimenez

The Cleveland Indians have picked up Ubaldo Jimenez’s $5.75

million contract option for next season.

The Indians, who collapsed from contention in August, also

declined a $13 million option on designated hitter Travis Hafner

and a $6 million option on right-hander Roberto Hernandez.

Jimenez went 9-17 with a 5.40 ERA in 31 starts last season. The

right-hander has been a major disappointment since he was acquired

in 2011 from Colorado for top pitching prospects Alex White and

Drew Pomeranz.

Hafner had another injury-shortened season. He batted .228 with

12 homers and 34 RBIs in 66 games.

Hernandez’s season was delayed because of false identity charges

in the Dominican Republic. Formerly known as Fausto Carmona, he

went 0-3 with a 7.53 ERA in three starts. Hafner and Hernandez are

both eligible for free agency.