July 29, 2014

Breaking: Ubaldo Jimenez Suspended Five Games for Hitting Tulowitzki

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez has been suspended five games by Major League Baseball for hitting Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki in Sunday’s Cactus League game between the two teams.

The incident, dubbed “gutless” by Rockies manager Jim Tracy, was allegedly due to media-based issues between the two players. Jimenez claimed that the pitch was merely an inside fastball that “got away,” but MLB saw things differently.

Jimenez, also given an undisclosed fine, could appeal the ruling but could be forced to miss his first start of the season if it stands.

[Related: Is Ubaldo’s 2010 Fausto’s 2007?]

 

  • kjn

    He deserves it. Ubaldo, I might have bought the accident excuse if you hadn’t been off the mound in a flash, pounding your chest and shouting.

    I’m curious what the real story here is. Seems like this has to do with more than wanting a contract extension.

  • EyesAbove

    I dont know if you all believe in bad omens, but I do and this feels like a bad omen. Hope I’m wrong. 

  • Eddiebubb

    Look up GM killer in the dictionary and it has a picture of Ubaldo Jimenez.

  • Max

    that’s funny, my dictionary has a picture of Randy Lerner

  • Ezzie Goldish

    At least it’s now, when they can stick Gomez in and basically not have to make any other moves. So Ubaldo will start Game 6 instead of 2, no big deal.

  • Rob

    That’s awesome. Well done. Randy’s picture also showed up under definitions for disinterested and apathetic.

  • erchoov

    I wish they would have suspended him for 2 years. 

  • fliegeroh

    Gee, this Jimanez trade looks better and better all the time.  That Antonetti is a genius.

  • akzipper

    Didn’t Choo miss most of last season after getting hit by a pitch? Was there a suspension for the Giants pitcher after that? Don’t have much sympathy for the Rockies.

    Ubaldo said he Cleveland was like heaven. Probably hinting that he liked it better than Colorado, and they took offense. Who cares? I actually find it refreshing we have an athlete that actually likes Cleveland!

  • Steve

    Well the guy who can’t be bothered to spell Jimenez’s name MUST be an expert on him.

  • Jack

    You guys are reading encyclopedias…if we’re going to get technical

  • Ritz

    Tulo called out Ubaldo so he threw at him. Yea it’s not the nice thing to do but I like players with an edge. Maybe I am alone in this, but I have little problem with it. I also bet that if Ubaldo didn’t struggle a little last year people’s opinions of this incident would be different.

  • Ritz

    Let’s wait till the Tribe gets a full season of Ubaldo and see what happens to the unproven prospects we traded before we call the trade a bust.

  • mgbode

    disinterested and apathetic people generally don’t kill people

  • kjn

    Not a fan of alphabetametrics.

  • LaundroMat

     Seconded.

  • LaundroMat

     Seconded.

  • LaundroMat

     Seconded.

  • BisonDeleSightings

    That’s tremendous.

  • http://www.cinpleweb.com/ stin4u

    That’s like your new girlfriend telling her old boyfriend being with you is like heaven compared to him. Is it the truth, or is it sour grapes? Also, I don’t recall the SF pitcher flipping off his glove and pounding his chest…there is a difference between a slip and deliberately throwing at a guy and coming at him.

  • http://www.cinpleweb.com/ stin4u

    1. Did anyone actually hear Tulo say anything besides Baldo? I feel like that is a little hard to miss….
    2. The guy could have gone undefeated last year and I still would have though this was a punk move.

  • Hermie13

    True, the Giants pitcher didnt throw his glove and pound his chest. Then again, Choo didnt tgrow his bat, bark at the pitcher, and take a few steps towards the mound like Tulo did to incite Ubaldo.

  • Hermie13

    Video replay after the pitch clearly shows Tulo bark at Ubaldo before he throws down his mitt to charge at the plate.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Just an FYI but Alex White, one of the two young pitchers traded for Jimenez, was released by Colorado.

  • Ritz

    But the same people who complain all we do is trade for prospects will still complain about the one time we traded prospects for a proven player.