Jimenez suggested the Rockies misled him prior to leaving him off the team's 60-man player pool in late June for the short 2020 season.
"On one hand, I was surprised because during the layoff I was part of every video conference in which the starting pitchers were required to participate, and I had to inform the coaching staff of my weekly pitching program," the former All-Star said Wednesday, according to Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post. "Thus, receiving the news that I wasn't part of the roster, just two days before teams were required to set their roster, of course, caught me off guard.
"On the other hand, after a few seconds, I realized that this type of move was not anything new in my experience with (the Rockies). Consequently, I resigned myself to accepting that it's just their kind of way of acting and operating their business. For this reason, I just thanked them and wished them the best of luck."
The 12-year veteran admits that he still wants to pitch in the majors.
"No, I'm not thinking about retirement yet," Jimenez said. "I've been blessed with a healthy arm, and I still have a lot of passion for the game. Thus, I believe that if it is God’s will, I will still play in the major leagues."
The 36-year-old owns a career 4.34 ERA in 329 games (315 starts) between the Rockies, Cleveland Indians, and Baltimore Orioles.