After making his first start of the season on Saturday, Ubaldo Jimenez is expected to drop his appeal for the five-game suspension he earned for throwing at Troy Tulowitzki in a spring training game April 1. Because the Cleveland Indians don't play this coming Thursday, Jimenez will be able to serve his suspension without the team needing to recall a spot starter from Triple-A.
"That's probably the plan," Indians manager Manny Acta said. "We're probably going to have to take advantage of the day off coming up and then, that way, we'll just push him up a day and he won't have to miss time."
Derek Lowe, who's scheduled to start Sunday's game, will likely make his next start on regular rest on Friday, April 13. Jimenez will then start the following day with six days between starts instead of four. In addition to the suspension, Jimenez was also fined an undisclosed amount of money.