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Edwin Encarnacion | Designated Hitter

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (32) / 1/7/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Edwin Encarnacion's hitting streak ended at 26 games as he went 0-for-2 with a walk and a sacrifice fly in Tuesday's win against the Orioles.
Encarnacion put the Jays up 1-0 in the first inning with a sacrifice fly and drew a walk in the third inning but was stranded. He lined out to shortstop and fouled out to first base in his other two attempts. The 32-year-old is hitting .273/.361/.545 with 30 home runs and 92 RBI this season. Sep 1 - 10:34 PM

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Edwin Encarnacion extended his hitting streak to 26 games, finishing 2-for-4 in Monday's loss to the Indians.

Encarnacion singled to lead off the sixth inning, extending his hitting streak to 26 games. During his hitting streak, the 1B/DH is batting .412 (40-for-97). He added a double in the eighth inning, but was stranded. Encarnacion carries an impressive .274/.362/.548 triple-slash line with 30 home runs and 91 RBI on the year.
Aug 31 - 10:12 PM

Edwin Encarnacion extended his hitting streak to 25 games with a single and a solo home run in Sunday's win over the Tigers.

He was also hit by a pitch, reaching base in three of four plate appearances. The longball was Encarnacion's 30th of the season, giving him at least that many in four straight campaigns. The runaway train that is the Blue Jays offense launched four home runs on Sunday, with Josh Donaldson, Kevin Pillar and Russell Martin joining Encarnacion.
Aug 30 - 4:12 PM

Edwin Encarnacion delivered the finest offensive day of his career in Saturday's 15-1 victory over the Tigers, blasting three home runs and tying a franchise record with nine RBI.

Encarnacion got the Jays on the board early with a three-run blast off Buck Farmer in the first inning. He then clobbered a two-run homer in the sixth inning off Guido Knudson in the sixth. To top things off, he tagged Alex Wilson for a grand slam in the seventh inning, wrapping up a historic afternoon. The third home run prompted the Jays' faithful to toss their hats onto the field in celebration. He also extended his hitting streak to 24 games and matched a club record with his third grand slam in a single season. He now has 29 homers and 90 RBI on the year.
Aug 29 - 4:34 PM

Edwin Encarnacion hit a grand slam Wednesday as the Blue Jays topped the Rangers 12-4.

Encarnacion's surge has been overshadowed by all of the Josh Donaldson, David Price and Troy Tulowitzki talk, but he's hit in 21 straight games and homered in five of seven. He's batting .382 with seven homers, eight doubles and 23 RBI in 18 games during August.
Aug 27 - 12:09 AM

Edwin Encarnacion went a perfect 4-for-4 with a solo home run and four total RBI in Sunday's 12-5 win over the Angels.

Encarnacion provided a steady bat in the contest. He lofted a sacrifice fly in the first inning, an RBI single in the third, a solo home run in the fourth and a final RBI single in the eighth. The big game boosted his triple-slash to .265/.356/.505 and he's hit 24 homers while driving in 74 runs this season. He's trying to notch 30+ homers for a fourth straight season.
Aug 23 - 7:14 PM

Edwin Encarnacion hit a solo home run in a 1-for-4 effort as the Blue Jays lost to the Phillies on Wednesday.

Encarnacion got the Blue Jays on the board in the fifth inning against Adam Morgan, ripping a solo homer to center field. He's gone yard in back-to-back games, giving him 23 on the season along with 67 RBI and a .255/.350/.490 batting line.
Aug 19 - 9:41 PM

Edwin Encarnacion finished 1-for-4 with a walk and a solo home run in Tuesday's win against the Phillies.

Encarnacion extended his hitting streak to 15 games with a solo home run off of Jeanmar Gomez in the sixth inning. The veteran slugger carries a productive .255/.351/.485 batting line with 22 home runs and 66 RBI to date.
Aug 18 - 10:29 PM

Edwin Encarnacion went 2-for-4 with a double as the Blue Jays fell to the Yankees on Saturday.

As a team, the Jays tallied just five hits against Masahiro Tanaka who was brilliant on Saturday. With the two-hit effort, Encarnacion is now hitting .255/.351/.482 with 21 homers and 65 RBI on the season.
Aug 15 - 4:11 PM

Edwin Encarnacion (finger) is back in the Blue Jays' lineup Friday.

Encarnacion missed the previous four contests with a left middle finger injury that has been bothering him since late July. He's in the designated hitter spot and batting cleanup versus the Yankees as Toronto shoots for their 12th straight victory.
Aug 14 - 3:37 PM

Edwin Encarnacion (finger) is out again Thursday.

Encarnacion will miss his fourth straight game with a left middle finger injury that has been bothering him since late July. But the feeling is that he'll be full ready to rock for Friday's series opener against the Yankees. EE could pinch hit in Thursday's series finale with the A's.
Aug 13 - 10:39 AM

Edwin Encarnacion (finger) is hoping to return to the Blue Jays' lineup on Thursday.

He's missing a third straight start Wednesday with a sore left middle finger, but Encarnacion reported improvement before Wednesday's contest and should be ready to roll soon. Chris Colabello is in the designated hitter spot again.
Aug 12 - 3:49 PM

Edwin Encarnacion is out of the Blue Jays' lineup Tuesday with lingering discomfort in his left middle finger.

Encarnacion jammed the finger in late July and still has some pain. The hope is that he'll be able to return to action Wednesday. Justin Smoak will start at first base and Chris Colabello will act as the Blue Jays' DH on Tuesday night against the Athletics.
Aug 11 - 4:24 PM

Edwin Encarnacion homered, doubled twice and drove in four runs as the Blue Jays beat the Twins 9-3 on Thursday.

That's seven RBI in two days for Encarnacion. He's also scored a run in seven straight games and hit in nine straight. His current .827 OPS is his highest mark since the first week of the season.
Aug 6 - 10:10 PM

Edwin Encarnacion (finger) went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in his return to action on Friday.

The slugger was scratched from Wednesday's lineup with a jammed finger and sat out Thursday as well. He didn't seem to have any issues on Friday though and should be fine moving forward. With the two-hit effort, he's now hitting .241/.338/.455 with 19 homers and 56 RBI on the season.
Aug 1 - 8:35 AM

Depth Charts

C1Russell Martin
2Dioner Navarro
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2B1Devon Travis
2Ryan Goins
3Maicer Izturis
4Munenori Kawasaki
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Cliff Pennington
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Ben Revere
2Chris Colabello
3Michael Saunders
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Ezequiel Carrera
3Dalton Pompey
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Justin Smoak
Starting Pitcher
S1David Price
2R.A. Dickey
3Mark Buehrle
4Marco Estrada
5Drew Hutchison
6Marcus Stroman
Relief Pitcher
R1Roberto Osuna
2Aaron Sanchez
3Brett Cecil
4Mark Lowe
5LaTroy Hawkins
6Liam Hendriks
7Bo Schultz
8Aaron Loup
9Jeff Francis
10Ryan Tepera