Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 4/2/12

Cleveland Indians righthander Ubaldo Jimenez was suspended five games for intentionally throwing at Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki during Sunday's spring training game.

Jimenez, a former teammate of Tulowitzki with Colorado, also was fined an undisclosed amount by Major League Baseball.

Indians manager Manny Acta said he expected Jimenez to appeal the punishment and has slotted him to start the second game of the regular season.

Jimenez denied throwing at Tulowitzki, which caused the benches to empty.

“I already said I didn’t want to hit him," Jimenez said. "I had five walks. It’s not the first time somebody (was) hit.”

Rockies manager Jim Tracy was livid that his All-Star shortstop was hit with the regular season set to open this week and said it was the most "gutless" thing he's seen in 35 years in the game.

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