Monday, April 2, 2012
Indians to Appeal Jimenez Suspension
The Indians responded quickly to MLB’s suspension of pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez by announcing that they plan to appeal. As a result Jimenez will not miss his next start, which will be during the regular season. Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer tweeted that Indians manager Manny Acta was “disappointed” that Jimenez was suspended at all.

Acta add: “I’m very disappointed at the consitency of their decision making.” #Indians.
— paul hoynes (@hoynsie) April 2, 2012

Acta: “I think everyone relied too much on the comments made in newspaper. The guy walked 5 guys…Were do you draw the line?” (MORE)
— paul hoynes (@hoynsie) April 2, 2012

Acta: “Sometimes you have to make decisions without being swayed by what the press is campaigning for.” #Indians.
— paul hoynes (@hoynsie) April 2, 2012
Clearly, Acta has to toe the company line and support his player. Here is the thing though, MLB Commissioner Bud Selig doesn’t have to rely on a report of the incident. He was there in attendance at the game (ironically, in the suite of the Rockies owner).
Photo by Mark Duncan/AP

Indians to Appeal Jimenez Suspension

The Indians responded quickly to MLB’s suspension of pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez by announcing that they plan to appeal. As a result Jimenez will not miss his next start, which will be during the regular season. Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer tweeted that Indians manager Manny Acta was “disappointed” that Jimenez was suspended at all.

Clearly, Acta has to toe the company line and support his player. Here is the thing though, MLB Commissioner Bud Selig doesn’t have to rely on a report of the incident. He was there in attendance at the game (ironically, in the suite of the Rockies owner).

Photo by Mark Duncan/AP