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Ubaldo Jimenez was suspended five games after his inside pitch found Troy Tulowitzki’s elbow in Sunday’s Indians-Rockies game. The five-game suspension means Jimenez will miss at least one start as a result, but it should not impact his status for Cleveland’s opening series against Toronto as he will likely appeal the suspension. What the suspension [...]
Not playing beanball is kind of a rule in Spring Training. And look, it’s entirely possible that Cleveland’s Ubaldo Jimenez did not plunk former Colorado teammate Troy Tulowitzki on purpose on Sunday. But, well… let’s just say that the circumstances leading up to Tulo’s first-pitch beaning certainly suggest otherwise. That, along with some other accusations [...]
At the time of this writing, we’re less than seven hours away from the official start to the 2012 season. The Mariners and A’s will play one that counts at 6:10 a.m. Eastern time, with Felix Hernandez getting the start for Seattle against Oakland’s Brandon McCarthy. King Felix had been great in Spring Training until [...]
Cleveland faces an uphill climb in a difficult AL Central.
Jimmy Rollins gave a spectacularly boneheaded comment to ESPN’s Jayson Stark on Wednesday, the same day that the Associated Press reported that Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard was cleared by doctors to resume light exercise. Now, I’m not going to ask why Jimmy felt the need to opine on the severity of Howard’s injury, because [...]