Jimenez will appeal 5-game suspension

Published Apr. 3, 2012 6:29 p.m. ET

ZEBULON, N.C. (AP) -- Cleveland Indians manager Manny Acta says he expects pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez to appeal his five-game suspension.

Acta said Tuesday that Jimenez "is going to be able to pitch, and then we'll go from there."

Acta spoke before the Indians' exhibition game against their Single-A affiliate, the Carolina Mudcats.

Jimenez is scheduled to start Cleveland's second game of the season Saturday against Toronto.

He was suspended and fined by Major League Baseball on Monday for intentionally throwing at Colorado's Troy Tulowitzki during a spring training game the day before.

Jimenez did not speak with reporters before the exhibition game.