Cleveland Indians manager Manny Acta said today that Ubaldo Jimenez plans to drop the appeal of his five-game suspension, according to the Associated Press.
Jimenez was suspended on Monday for hitting his former teammate, Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, with a pitch in a Sunday spring training game. Both benches cleared in the incident, but no punches were thrown.
The former Rockies hurler did not apologize for the plunking, commenting merely that “Players are hit by pitches every day,” and he was fined the following day. Tulowitzki and Jimenez played together in Colorado for five seasons; the Rockies traded Jimenez to the Indians for minor leaguers at the trade deadline last July.