GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- Cleveland Indians pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez was suspended for five games and fined by Major League Baseball on Monday for intentionally throwing at Colorado's Troy Tulowitzki during a spring training game.
Jimenez will serve his suspension during the first five games of the season unless he asks the players' association to appeal the decision by MLB senior vice president Joe Garagiola Jr.
Before the penalty was announced, Jimenez said he wasn't going to apologize to Tulowitzki after hitting his former Rockies teammate on the left elbow Sunday.
Jimenez didn't think he should be suspended for drilling the star shortstop and said his primary concern is being ready for the season.
"Players are hit by pitches every day," Jimenez said Monday. "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 bei...