As expected, right-hander Carlos Carrasco has dropped his appeal and will begin serving his suspension Sunday.

Carrasco, who pitched Saturday, had his suspension reduced from eight to seven games. He will be eligible to start June 17 against Kansas City.

On April 9, Carraso hit Kevin Youkilis of the Yankees with a pitch and was ejected from the game. He was later suspended eight games. The Indians optioned him to Columbus after the start as they studied the schedule for a place to have him make a start, drop the appeal and serve his suspension.

"Chris Antonetti (general manager) and his guys did a good job mapping this out," said manager Terry Francona.