Jimenez took action on the same day the Tribe accepted its half of the mutual option with the pitcher. Now the Tribe has until Monday to offer Jimenez a one-year, $14 million contract.
Unless Jimenez is one of the those rare people who doesn’t like money, he will turn down the Tribe’s offer, despite this year’s success and his strong working relationship with pitching coach Mickey Calloway.
Tim Lincecum's two-year, $35 million contract with San Francisco indicates that Jimenez may be able to get a similar or better deal on the open market, and that cash is beyond the Tribe’s budget.
Jimenez posted a 13-9 records with a 3.30 ERA, more than two runs better than last year. After Justin Masterson’s injury, he dominated in September and led the Tribe to the playoffs.
Kubel played in eight games down the stretch for Cleveland and batted .167 (3-for-18).
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