Originally written on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 11/16/14

The Colorado Rockies, led by manager Jim Tracy, are none too pleased by the plunking of shortstop Troy Tulowitzki by Indians starter (and former Colorado ace) Ubaldo Jiménez.

Alleged “lingering ill will” between the two players came to blows on Sunday after the Indians starter hit the All-Star infielder in the elbow with a fastball in the first inning of the picther’s final Cactus League start. After hitting Tulowitzki, Jimenez reportedly stepped toward the plate, motioning for Tulowitzki to come toward him. Players from both teams quickly joined the two players as benches emptied.

Issues allegedly stem from Jiménez saying that he felt “under-appreciated” by his former team, referencing the contract extension provided to Tulowitzki and outfielder Carlos Gonzalez, later claiming that Cleveland was “heaven” compared to Colorado. Following the game, Rockies manager Jim Tracy went on a bit of a tirade.

“It’s the most gutless act I have seen in 35 years of professional baseball.
I have lost all respect for him. To do something like that and walk down off the mound, and if there’s any suggestion whatsoever that the ball got away, I don’t want to hear any of that [expletive]. I am going to be very disappointed if he doesn’t get suspended.”

iménez claims that Tulowitzki was audibly calling out the pitcher from the batters box and that the pitch was merely an inside fastball, one with no malicious intent aside from brushing the batter away from the plate.

“I mean, I’m a man,” said Jiménez. ”If somebody calls me out, I have to go. He was calling me chicken. He was calling me names.”

Tulowitzki immediately left the game following the incident. X-rays revealed no structural damage, but the Rockies do not know if he will miss playing time until he’s evaluated again Monday.

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

(Source: Denver Post)

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