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Edwin Encarnacion Suspended One Game

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Blue Jays slugger suspended and fined for bumping his part in the altercation between he and Vic Carapazza Friday.

This altercation between player and ump leads to Encarnacion being suspended
This altercation between player and ump leads to Encarnacion being suspended
Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

Title says it all. Toronto Blue Jays 1B/DH slugger Edwin Encarnacion has been suspended for one game and fined an undisclosed amount by Major League Baseball for making contact with an umpire.

It probably comes as no surprise to any of those who watched the first inning of the Blue Jays Friday game versus the Cleveland Indians and saw Encarnacion's ejection for arguing balls and "strikes" with home plate overlord Vic Carapazza. 

He would go on to throw out Russell Martin and John Gibbons, as well, later in the game. The Jays went on to lose 2-1 in 19 innings.

The suspension was scheduled to take effect for the Sunday series finale but Edwin has elected to appeal, thus pushing back the suspension to a later date allowing him to play today. No word on whether the MLB will suspend Vic Carapazza for his part in the incident.

Edwin is hitting .262/.358/.541 with a 136 wRC+, 22 HR and 73 RBI entering play on Sunday.