Indians RHP Herrmann has elbow surgery
GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Indians reliever Frank Herrmann will miss the entire 2013 season after having Tommy John surgery.
The right-hander, who has pitched in 95 games for Cleveland over the past three seasons, had the operation on Wednesday in New York. Hermann will need at least one year to recover from the elbow-reconstruction surgery. The 28-year-old spent most of last season at Triple-A Columbus, and recorded eight saves. He pitched in 15 games for the Indians in 2012, posting a 2.33 ERA.
Herrmann last pitched on Feb. 25 against Oakland. He was competing for a spot in Cleveland's bullpen during training camp.
Jimenez pitches five solid innings for Tribe
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Ubaldo Jimenez pitched five solid innings, settling into a good groove after allowing two runs in the second, and Cord Phelps hit his second homer of spring training to lift the Cleveland Indians to a 5-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday.
After stringing together four hits in the second, including an RBI ground-rule double to center by Gordon Beckham and a run-scoring single by Dewayne Wise, the White Sox were held to two hits in the final six innings against Jimenez and four Indians relievers.
Lonnie Chisenhall and Asdrubal Cabrera each doubled for the Indians, giving Cleveland a major league-leading 46 doubles this spring.
Alexei Ramirez (.409) singled twice and stole a base, and Wise had two singles for the White Sox.
-- Associated Press