It would take something extreme for the Indians to re-sign free agent Ubaldo Jimenez at this point of the year. There has been no communication between the Indians and Jimenez’s agent, Diego Bentz, since the end of January. What’s more, the Indians value the draft pick they’ll receive for Jimenez if another team signs him. If they did re-sign Jimenez, the draft pick would have to figure into how much they’d pay Jimenez. The Indians will receive a pick between the first and second rounds of the June draft if another team signs Jimenez. Ervin Santana, another free agent, is in the same spot as Jimenez. He’s a pitcher with a draft pick compensation tied to him. The Indians have talked to his agents from time to time this winter, but it would cost them their No.1 pick if they signed him. At the moment, they appear unwilling to do that. Testing, testing: Matt Capps is one of the 23 spring-training invitees in camp. He is the only one with 138 career saves. Capps, 30, was in camp last year, but wasn’t healthy. He’d been pitching with a torn tendon in his right shoulder for about two years.
Chances of reunion between Ubaldo Jimenez, Cleveland Indians dwindling
Cleveland Plain Dealer | Feb 12