Jack Hannahan was one of three players with whom the Indians parted company today by failing to offer them contracts for 2013.
Veteran left-handed reliever Rafael Perez already had been designated for assignment, almost assuring that he would not return. Another lefty reliever, Chris Seddon, also was designated Friday to make room for a player claimed on waivers..
Undoubtedly General Manager Chris Antonetti’s most difficult decision was what to do with Hannahan, who was the club’s regular third baseman for most of 2011 and 2012. The decision to let go of Hannahan indicates the Tribe is ready to make a commitment to Lonnie Chisenhall,
Starter Corey Kluber underwent a menisectomy to his right knee Friday at the Cleveland Clinic, with Dr. Rick Parker performing the arthroscopic procedure. .
Kluber is expected to be free to participate in all activities by the time spring exhibition season begins late in February.