Indians’ Ubaldo Jimenez Suspended Five Games For Plunking Rockies’ Troy Tulowitzki
There’s apparently no love lost between Cleveland Indians hurler Ubaldo Jimenez and his former team, the Colorado Rockies — MLB.com reports that Jimenez has been suspended five games for throwing at former teammate Troy Tulowitzki.
(@MLB) April 02, 2012
Jimenez drilled Tulowitzki in the elbow in the first inning of yesterday’s 12-10 Tribe win. Both benches cleared, but no punches were thrown.
Jimenez told reporters later that he saw no reason for a suspension, insisting that “Players are hit by pitches every day,” but apparently Major League Baseball saw otherwise.
Tulowitzki and Jimenez came up together as rookies on the 2006 Rockies and played together for five years. Jimenez was traded to Cleveland at the deadline last summer for a package of minor leaguers.