According to baseball beat writers Paul Hoynes and Jordan Bastian, who were all over yesterday’s beaning festivities in Phoenix, Ubaldo Jimenez has been suspended for five games and fined an undisclosed amount for plunking former teammate Troy Tulowitzki.
The commissioner’s office had a pretty easy decision on this one as Ubaldo’s intentions could not have been more obvious considering the plunking came after Tulowitzki’s suggestion he basically shut up and move on from his less than jovial experience in Colorado.
One request: Can MLB spare us the false drama — oh my god, five games — and start suspending starting pitchers in … starts? A five game suspension means he’ll miss one measly outing unless they secretly believe Ubaldo could become a factor for the Indians as a late innings pinch-runner.
Jimenez has already made it known he’ll appeal the suspension.