On Friday, November 1, 2013, the Cleveland Indians announced they had exercised the 2014 club option on RHP Ubaldo Jimenez. Jimenez who held a dual option voided the contract opting to become a free agent. Cleveland has until Monday to make a 2014 Qualifying Offer.
Cleveland opted to decline the 2014 club option on OF Jason Kubel making him a free agent.
The Indians also announced the club has re-signed infielder Ryan Rohlinger to a Minor League contract with a non-roster invitation to Major League spring training camp.
The 30-year-old Rohlinger spent the 2013 season at Triple-A Columbus where he hit .266 with 17 doubles, five home runs, and 25 RBIs in 92 games.
Finally, the Indians announced the club has signed free agent RHP J.C. Ramirez to a Minor League contract with a non-roster invitation to Major League spring training camp.
The 25-year-old Ramirez split the 2013 season between Double-A Reading, Triple-A Lehigh Valley, and the Philadelphia Phillies. In his two stints with the Phillies he posted a 0-1 record paired with a 7.50 ERA in 18 relief appearances. Ramirez elected free agency after being outrighted off the 40-man roster.
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