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
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.