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Edwin Encarnacion | Designated Hitter | #10

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (35) / 1/7/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 9 (0) / TEX
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Edwin Encarnacion is back in the Indians' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the White Sox.
Encarnacion will DH and bat cleanup versus White Sox right-hander James Shields after missing three straight games with a mild ankle sprain. The veteran slugger was red-hot before the injury. Jun 12 - 4:39 PM

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Edwin Encarnacion (ankle) remained out of the Indians' lineup Monday.

He's missed three straight with an ankle injury, although there's been no indication to this point that he might wind up on the disabled list. Melky Cabrera is in the designated hitter spot in Encarnacion's place.
Jun 11 - 5:09 PM

Edwin Encarnacion (ankle) is not in the Indians' lineup Sunday.

Encarnacion is battling a minor ankle injury. The Indians have Michael Brantley in the designated hitter spot and Melky Cabrera in left field.
Jun 10 - 10:41 AM

Edwin Encarnacion homered twice and drove in four runs in a loss to the Twins on Sunday.

Encarnacion and Eddie Rosario combined for five homers in this one, so if you like the long ball, this was a fun game to watch. Encarnacion homered off of Kyle Gibson in the fifth to bring the Indians within two runs, and he gave Cleveland the lead an inning later with a three-run shot off of Ryan Pressly in the sixth. The veteran slugger now has 16 homers and 40 RBI in 2018, and his OPS is now up to .834 on the year.
Jun 3 - 5:42 PM

Edwin Encarnacion went 2-for-4 and drilled a two-run homer during Friday's loss to the Twins.

He found a pitch to his liking from starter Jose Berrios and deposited it over the left field wall in the sixth inning with Jose Ramirez aboard. Encarnacion has been steadily heating up in recent weeks and has his line up to .240/.310/.490 with 14 homers and 36 RBI on the season.
Jun 1 - 11:35 PM

Edwin Encarnacion went 2-for-4 with a homer and four RBI in a 9-6 victory over the White Sox on Monday.

It'll be a line drive in the box score, but Encarnacion was fortunate to pick up three of his RBI, as his bases-loaded "double" should have been caught by Daniel Palka. He certainly earned the fourth, however, with a blast off of Chris Beck to give Cleveland an insurance run. Encarnacion now has 12 homers and 31 RBI on the season, but his OPS sits at a pedestrian .763 over 47 games. Expect the power production to stay steady, and the on-base percentage and slugging to continue to rise. He's too good of a hitter for it not to.
May 28 - 7:23 PM

Edwin Encarnacion went 3-for-3 with a two-run home run and three runs scored, and the Indians outlasted the Astros 8-6 on Saturday.

The two sides combined for six homers in the contest, and Encarnacion and his parrot got in on the action with a two-run shot in the fifth inning. He's now got 11 homers on the year, and the 35-year-old has begun to heat up in recent days, picking up five hits in his last seven at-bats. Fantasy owners have been waiting for his usual summer warm-up, and perhaps this is the beginning of a big stretch for Encarnacion.
May 27 - 12:30 AM

Edwin Encarnacion, who didn't play Wednesday because of back and neck stiffness, homered off Charlie Morton for the Indians' lone run Friday.

Encarnacion also singled and walked. While he's had a tough time getting on base this year, Encarnacion is nearly on pace for 40 homers with 10 in 39 games (43 team games).
May 18 - 11:17 PM

Edwin Encarnacion (back/neck) is back in the Indians' lineup Friday.

Encarnacion missed the last two games with stiffness in his neck and upper back, but he's feeling well enough to give it a go in this one. He's in the designated hitter spot and batting cleanup against Charlie Morton and the Astros.
May 18 - 4:48 PM

Edwin Encarnacion (back, neck) has been scratched from the Indians' lineup Wednesday against the Tigers.

Encarnacion was initially set to return to action for the Indians after missing Tuesday's game due to neck and upper back stiffness, but he apparently had some lingering issues during pregame batting practice. Jose Ramirez is now serving as the Indians' designated hitter, with Erik Gonzalez covering third base.
May 16 - 12:53 PM

Edwin Encarnacion (back, neck) is in the Indians' starting lineup on Wednesday against the Tigers.

Encarnacion will DH and bat fifth versus Detroit left-hander Ryan Carpenter after sitting out Tuesday's game as a precautionary measure due to stiffness in his upper back and neck. The veteran slugger is batting .304/.360/.543 with three home runs and 12 RBI in 11 games since the calendar flipped to May.
May 16 - 10:34 AM

Edwin Encarnacion is out of the Indians' starting lineup Tuesday because of a stiff upper back and neck.

It's a day-to-day situation. Michael Brantley is serving as the Indians' designated hitter and batting second Tuesday night against the Tigers.
May 15 - 4:56 PM

Edwin Encarnacion plated three runs Thursday in the Indians’ extra-innings loss to the Blue Jays.

A day after slugging three homers in a win over Texas, Encarnacion reached base four times against his former team, contributing three singles, a walk and a run scored. Encarnacion has been on a tear with eight hits over his last three games. He's seen his average rise from .160 to .209 during that span.
May 3 - 9:51 PM

Edwin Encarnacion mashed three homers Wednesday in the Indians’ win over the Rangers.

He drove in six of Cleveland’s 12 runs in the onslaught. Encarnacion put the game out of reach early by slugging a three-run shot off Matt Moore in the first inning followed by a two-bomb in the second. He capped the day with another round-tripper, this one of the solo variety, off Jesse Chavez in the eighth. The 35-year-old face-planted in April (.158 AVG, 32 strikeouts in 95 at-bats) but has gone 5-for-10 to begin May. Two of his three homers Wednesday measured over 400 feet.
May 2 - 5:09 PM

Edwin Encarnacion went 2-for-3 and belted a solo home run against the Cubs on Wednesday.

His sixth-inning blast was the Tribe's third of the day against Cubs ace Jon Lester. It's been a rough season for Encarnacion in the early going. He has a paltry .173 batting average with five homers and eight RBI but is sure to heat up with the weather.
Apr 25 - 10:47 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
1B1Yonder Alonso
2B1Jason Kipnis
2Erik Gonzalez
SS1Francisco Lindor
3B1Jose Ramirez
LF1Michael Brantley
CF1Rajai Davis
RF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Brandon Guyer
3Tyler Naquin
DH1Edwin Encarnacion
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Trevor Bauer
4Mike Clevinger
5Shane Bieber
6Adam Plutko
7Danny Salazar
8Cody Anderson
9Ryan Merritt
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Andrew Miller
3Nick Goody
4Tyler Olson
5Dan Otero
6Zach McAllister
7Josh Tomlin
8Neil Ramirez
9Oliver Perez
10Evan Marshall
11George Kontos