Ubaldo Jimenez didn't think he'd get suspended. He thought wrong.
Major League Baseball suspended the Indians' right-hander for five games and fined him an undisclosed amount Monday for hitting former teammate Troy Tulowitzki with a pitch on Sunday at the Rockies ballpark in Scottsdale.
Manager Manny Acta said Jimenez will appeal the suspension and make his scheduled start Saturday against Toronto at Progressive Field. Jimenez pitched poorly this spring, but was still put in the No.2 spot in the rotation behind Justin Masterson.
Jimenez and the Rockies have been in a verbal battle this spring. Jimenez was not pleased about how Colorado treated him last year before trading him to the Indians on July 31 for Drew Pomeranz, Alex White, Joe Gardner and Matt McBride. He was unhappy that Rockies' front office would not renegotiate his club-friendly contract, but gave big extensions to Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez.
Cleveland Indians will appeal Ubaldo Jimenez's five-game suspension for Tulowitzki beaning
Cleveland Plain Dealer | Apr 3