Cleveland Indians: The Tribe is counting on getting the Jose Jimenez of 2000-2002 -- not the 2003 version, writes Sheldon Ocker of the Akron Beacon Journal. They've given him a one-year deal worth just over a million dollars. In other Indians pitching news, lefties Billy Traber and Brian Tallet are busy recovering from Tommy John surgery, but are not expected back any time soon. "I wouldn't expect to see either guy pitch in Cleveland, except maybe in September,'" said general manager Mark Shapiro.
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