Blue Jays’ Encarnacion drops appeal, serves one-game suspension

Toronto Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion hits an RBI double against the Chicago White Sox. (Nam Y. Huh/AP)

Toronto Blue Jays designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion has dropped the appeal of his one-game suspension for making contact with an umpire during a game earlier this month.

Encarnacion will serve the suspension on Sunday, missing the last game of Toronto’s four-game home series with the Detroit Tigers. It’s the last game before the all-star break.

The 33-year-old Encarnacion was originally suspended on July 3 after he made contact with home plate umpire Vic Carapazza while arguing balls and strikes in a 19-inning loss to the Cleveland Indians on July 1.

Encarnacion, one of five Blue Jays players headed to the all-star game next week in San Diego, is batting .267 with 23 home runs and a major league-leading 80 runs batted in.

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