Indians will try to bring back Jimenez, think Kazmir will depart
Cleveland will meet with Ubaldo Jimenez's agent, intent on bringing the starter back, but feel Scott Kazmir's price will be too high to retain.
The Indians would be interested in a one-year deal for Kazmir but believe he's certain to have multi-year offers after resurrecting his career in Cleveland this past year, going 10-9 with a 4.04 ERA. Cleveland is in a better position with much better rotation depth than in past years; the Indians are said to have seven potential starters.
Jimenez, too, is no lock to stay in Cleveland, as he's expected to be one of the most coveted starters in the market following his big finish. Jimenez finished 13-9 with a 3.30 ERA after a 4-0 September in which he had a 1.09 ERA. Indians pitching coach Mickey Callaway received a lot of credit for Jimenez's return to form.