Encarnacion serves suspension on Sunday

Encarnacion serves suspension on Sunday

TORONTO -- Edwin Encarnacion decided to drop his appeal of a one-game suspension from Major League Baseball, and he served it by missing Sunday's matinee against the Tigers.

Encarnacion was suspended one game for making contact with home-plate umpire Vic Carapazza during the first inning of the Blue Jays' 2-1 loss to the Indians on July 1.

The contact took place during an argument over Carapazza's strike zone. Encarnacion was ejected from the game after he took issue with a called third strike, and following the ejection, he appeared to bump Carapazza's shoulder with his chest. Manager John Gibbons also ran onto the field and was ejected during the same dispute.

Gregor Chisholm has covered the Blue Jays for MLB.com since 2011. Follow him on Twitter @gregorMLB and Facebook, and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.