Ubaldo Jimenez upset after getting cut by Rockies: It's how they operate
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Free-agent pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez isn't happy about the way his MLB comeback ended with the Colorado Rockies.

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.

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