ZEBULON, N.C. -- Pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez, who was suspended five games and fined Monday for intentionally throwing at Colorado's Troy Tulowitzki during a Spring Training game, signed autographs Tuesday but didn't speak to reporters.
However, Indians manager Manny Acta said Jimenez will appeal the suspension on Thursday, the day of the Tribe's home opener with Toronto. Acta said the incident wasn't a moment of inspiration for the team.
"No one wants to get in that kind of situation," Acta said. "You don't want anyone getting hurt. It's been proven that that doesn't help. The only thing that helps is good pitching, good defense and getting hits with runners on base. It's something that was unfortunate."