Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - The Cleveland Indians exercised the 2013 club
option on pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez, while declining the options on pitcher
Roberto Hernandez and designated hitter Travis Hafner.
Jimenez went 9-17 with a 5.40 ERA in 31 starts for the Indians in 2012. He
will make $5.75 million in 2013.
The 28-year-old has struggled since his breakout 2010 season with the Colorado
Rockies, when he went 19-8 with a 2.88 ERA in 33 starts. Jimenez is 19-30 with
a 5.03 ERA over the last two years.
Hernandez went 0-3 with a 7.53 ERA in three starts for the Indians last
Hafner hit just .228 with 12 homers and 34 RBI in 66 games for Cleveland in
2012. Surgery on his right knee and a herniated disc in his back shelved him
for roughly three months combined.
In 1,101 career games with the Texas Rangers and Indians, Hafner has hit .278
with 201 homers and 694 RBI.
Hafner and Hernandez, now free agents, were set to make $13 million and $6
In addition, new manager Terry Francona announced that Sandy Alomar will
return as bench coach. The staff is rounded out by Mickey Callaway (pitching
coach), Ty Van Burkleo (hitting), Kevin Cash (bullpen), Mike Sarbaugh (first
base) and Brad Mills (third base).
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