Ubaldo Jimenez dropped the appeal of his five-game suspension after his start Saturday afternoon against the Blue Jays.

Major League Baseball suspended and fined Jimenez for plunking Colorado's Troy Tulowitzki in a spring-training game last Sunday in Arizona. Jimenez and Tulowitzki, former teammates with the Rockies, are not the best of friends.

"I just want to get it over with," Jimenez said. "I want to be able to focus and get ready for my next start."

Serving the suspension at this time allows Jimenez to miss a start without really missing a start. He will sit his five games over the next six days and pitch again in one week. The Tribe's projected rotation over the next seven days:

Sunday vs. Blue Jays -- Derek Lowe; Monday vs. White Sox -- Josh Tomlin; Tuesday vs. White Sox -- Justin Masterson; Wednesday vs. White Sox -- Jeanmar Gomez; Thursday: Off; Friday at Kansas City -- Lowe; Saturday at Kansas City -- Jimenez.

Jimenez allowed two runs on one hit in seven innings of the Indians' 7-4 loss in 12 innings.