Indians pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez has been suspended five games by MLB for intentionally throwing at Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki.
Jimenez is scheduled to serve his suspension during the first week of the season unless he appeals the decision.
Although he maintains that he didn’t hit Tulowitzki on purpose this quote from him surely doesn’t help his case, “He was calling me names,” Jimenez said. “I already said I didn’t want to hit him. I had five walks. It’s not the first time somebody (was) hit.”
All we can say is that he is lucky that this isn’t the NFL or Roger Goodell might have banned him for the season.