GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- Ubaldo Jimenez says he won't apologize to Troy Tulowitzki after hitting his former teammate in the left elbow with a pitch.
Jimenez also doesn't think he should be suspended for drilling the Colorado Rockies' star shortstop and that his primary concern is being ready for the season with the Cleveland Indians.
"I shouldn't be suspended," Jimenez said Monday before Cleveland's final Cactus League game against Cincinnati. "Players are hit by pitches every day. With a guy like him, you have to go inside. I can't get the ball to go where I want every time."
Jimenez said he would not reach out to Tulowitzki. Earlier this spring, Jimenez revealed he was unhappy in Colorado before being dealt to Cleveland last July. Tulowitzki later was quoted as saying the former All-Star should get over it.
"He was calling me names," Jimenez said. "I already said I didn't want to hit him. I had five walks. It's ...