Lingering ill will between former teammates erupted Sunday when Indians pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez hit Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki in the left elbow with a fastball on the first pitch of Tulo's first at-bat in the Cactus League exhibition game.
Tulowitzki left the game, prompting concern that he might not be ready for the Rockies' season opener Friday in Houston. X-rays revealed no structural damage, but the Rockies won't know if he will miss playing time until he's evaluated again today.
After hitting Tulowitzki, Jimenez raced toward the plate, motioning with his arms for Tulowitzki to come toward him. Teammates on both sides quickly intervened as benches emptied. Tulowitzki exited because
Rockies enraged after Troy Tulowitzki gets hit by Ubaldo Jimenez fastball
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