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Edwin Encarnacion | Designated Hitter | #10

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (33) / 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 went 1-for-2 with a solo home run in Sunday's win over the Mariners.
Encarnacion connected for a solo shot against Mariners starter Wade Miley in the fourth inning. The slugger has now launched 27 dingers and driven in 87 runs. Four of those homers have come over his last eight games. He is rapidly approaching his fifth consecutive season of at least 30 homers. The way he has been swinging the stick of late, he might hit that mark by the end of July. Jul 24 - 3:54 PM

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Edwin Encarnacion went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Diamondbacks.

Encarnacion's big blow off Zack Godley in the third inning was more than enough to back a game Aaron Sanchez, who allowed just one run over seven innings. The veteran slugger is hitting to a stellar .256/.356/.544 triple-slash with 25 homers and 84 RBI across 349 at-bats. 18 of those 25 homers came during a torrid May-to-June stretch.
Jul 20 - 12:58 AM

Edwin Encarnacion hit his 24th home run of the season Saturday against the A's.

Encarnacion finished 2-for-4 in the game, with his solo shot coming in the third inning off A's starter Sonny Gray. His 24 homers are third-most in the AL, and he leads the league with his 81 RBI. The 33-year-old is gonna get paid in a big way this winter.
Jul 16 - 9:56 PM

Edwin Encarnacion's agent, Paul Kinzer, said that his client will not be engaging in contract discussions with the Blue Jays until after the season's close.

Speaking with Today's Knuckleball's Jon Heyman, Kinzer said, "Once the season started, we were not going to negotiate. [Encarnacion] thought it was a distraction last time." When asked whether the Blue Jays had been attempting to start up talks during the season, Kinzer responded, "Not really." There might be a reason for that. Heyman writes that "there’s an impression that [Jose] Bautista is the priority." Both players will be free agents this winter. Encarnacion, 33, is slashing .267/.358/.541 with 23 homers and 80 RBI across 333 at-bats as he enters the second half of the 2016 campaign.
Jul 13 - 5:02 PM

Edwin Encarnacion told Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish that he hasn't restarted extension talks with the Blue Jays.

Encarnacion cut off contract talks at the start of the season, so essentially nothing has changed. "Nothing. We don't talk anymore about that," said Encarnacion. The 33-year-old is batting .267/.358/.541 with 23 homers and 80 RBI over 89 games this season and projects to be one of the top free agent hitters available this winter.
Jul 11 - 7:37 PM

Edwin Encarnacion has dropped the appeal of his one-game suspension and will serve it on Sunday.

Encarnacion was handed a one-game ban for making contact with home plate umpire Vic Carapazza during a game earlier this month. He and the Blue Jays decided it was best to go ahead and get the suspension over with rather than wait for an appeal to be heard. The Jays have Justin Smoak at first base, Josh Donaldson in the designated hitter spot and Darwin Barney at third on Sunday. Russell Martin is also on the bench, as Josh Thole is catching R.A. Dickey as usual.

Edwin Encarnacion clubbed a three-run homer as the Blue Jays shut out the Tigers 6-0 in Toronto on Friday night.

His three-run shot in the seventh inning changed the entire complexion of the ballgame, increasing the Jays' advantage to 5-0. He also drew a walk in the contest, finishing the night 1-for-3. He has been an outstanding run producer in the first half of the season, slashing .267/.359/.544 with 23 bombs and a league-leading 80 RBI.
Jul 8 - 10:41 PM

Edwin Encarnacion has been suspended for one game for making contact with home plate umpire Vic Carapazza during Friday's contest.

Encarnacion got heated while arguing balls and strikes and was ejected. He's appealed the suspension and is in Sunday's lineup.
Jul 3 - 11:38 AM

Edwin Encarnacion was ejected from Friday's game against the Indians for arguing balls and strikes.

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons also got the heave-ho from home plate umpire Vic Carapazza following a questionable strike three call. It appeared that Encarnacion might have made some contact with Carapazza while arguing, so it's possible he could be looking at a suspension.
Jul 1 - 1:36 PM

Edwin Encarnacion hit his 20th and 21st homers of the year Monday against the Rockies.

11 of those homers have come in June. He's driven in 29 runs and scored 25 in 23 games this month. They don't come much hotter than Encarnacion is right now.
Jun 28 - 12:22 AM

Edwin Encarnacion carried the Blue Jays to victory Saturday against the White Sox, providing three hits and four RBI.

In a game that featured eight home runs, Encarnacion surprisingly kept the ball in the yard with two doubles and a single. Don't call this a hot streak. Encarnacion's epic June has been more like a volcanic eruption. He's slugged nine homers this month with 26 RBI and 14 extra-base hits. The 33-year-old leads the majors with 66 RBI and is going to get an absolutely ridiculous payday when he hits the open market this winter.
Jun 25 - 6:07 PM

Edwin Encarnacion went 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBI against the Phillies on Thursday.

The homer, a two-run blast off Phillies starter Aaron Nola in the first inning, marked the third straight game the first baseman has homered. He's also got six in his last six games, giving him 18 on the season. His 61 RBI are most in the American League, as there are just few hitters hotter or more dangerous than Encarnacion at this moment. The 33-year-old is batting .255/.338/.525 overall.
Jun 17 - 12:12 AM

Edwin Encarnacion went 1-for-3 with two walks and three runs scored on the strength of his 17th home run of the season on Wednesday.

Encarnacion has officially climbed out of his early-season slump. He OPS'd .694 in April, .817 in May and is at 1.234 for June. As an elite hitter in a powerful Blue Jays lineup, Encarnacion can still be expected to approach 40 home runs, 100 RBI and 90 runs scored this season.
Jun 15 - 10:49 PM

Edwin Encarnacion (finger) went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer and a double in his return to the lineup Tuesday against the Phillies.

Encarnacion sat out Monday’s game with a jammed finger, but it’s safe to say he’s feeling better. The veteran slugger now has six homers in his last 11 games and leads the majors with 56 RBI.
Jun 14 - 3:33 PM

Edwin Encarnacion (finger) is back in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Phillies.

Encarnacion missed his first game of the season Monday after he jammed his right index finger on a slide into third base on Sunday. Fortunately, it's not a major concern. Encarnacion has five homers and a 1.114 OPS so far this month.
Jun 14 - 10:17 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Josh Thole
1B1Justin Smoak
2B1Devon Travis
2Ryan Goins
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Darwin Barney
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Melvin Upton
2Michael Saunders
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Ezequiel Carrera
RF1Jose Bautista
2Junior Lake
DH1Edwin Encarnacion
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Marcus Stroman
2Marco Estrada
3J.A. Happ
4R.A. Dickey
5Aaron Sanchez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Roberto Osuna
2Brett Cecil
3Jason Grilli
4Joe Biagini
5Bo Schultz
6Franklin Morales
7Gavin Floyd
8Jesse Chavez
9Ryan Tepera