"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 and Tulowitzki have reportedly had an ongoing feud since Jimenez's days in Colorado, but the 28-year-old righty claims that had nothing to do with the incident:
"He was calling me names," Jimenez said. "I already said I didn’t want to hit him. I had five walks. It’s not the first time somebody (was) hit."
The Indians pitcher may receive a suspension if the MLB deems the pitch was intentionally thrown at Tulo.
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