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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 2-for-5 with a solo home run and three total RBI in Tuesday's 10-2 win over the Mariners.
The Blue Jays waited three innings before unleashing a torrent of runs in the fourth. Encarnacion capped off that eight-run frame with a two-run double. He would strike again in the eighth via a long solo home run. The dinger was his 42nd of the season and tied the career-best he swatted in 2012. A free agent to be this coming offseason, Encarnacion is slashing .267/.354/.549 with 42 homers and 123 RBI over 556 at-bats. He has mashed five homers in his last 10 games. Sep 21 - 2:03 AM

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Edwin Encarnacion launched his 40th homer Friday against the Angels.

The homer in the ninth was his lone hit in five at-bats tonight. It's his second career 40-homer season, joining his 42-homer performance in 2012. He also hit 39 homers last year.
Sep 17 - 1:49 AM

Edwin Encarnacion singled in a run and had a solo homer in Tuesday's loss to the Yankees.

Encarnacion opened the scoring with a solo blast in the first inning and cut into the Yanks' lead with an RBI infield single in the ninth. However, the Jays' comeback fell just short. Encarnacion is trailing only Brian Dozier and Mark Trumbo in longballs in what is his walk year.
Sep 6 - 11:23 PM

Edwin Encarnacion connected on his 36th home run of the season in Saturday's come-from-behind 8-7 victory over the Twins.

He tagged Twins starter Ervin Santana for the two-run blast in the sixth inning, pulling the Jays to within two runs at 5-3. He then added an RBI single in the seventh to cut the deficit to one at 7-6. Encarnacion finished the afternoon 2-for-3 with a pair of runs scored and three RBI. He's now hitting .271/.361/.557 with 36 homers and 105 RBI on the season.
Aug 27 - 4:17 PM

Edwin Encarnacion went 2-for-3 with a walk versus the Angels on Wednesday.

He is having another monster season. He is batting .271/.360/.556 with 35 home runs, 101 RBI and 78 runs scored in 124 games. He is nearly certain to set career highs in each of those counting stat categories as long as he stays on the field.
Aug 24 - 11:03 PM

Edwin Encarnacion went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in a loss to the Astros on Friday.

Encarnacion took Will Harris deep in the ninth inning for his 32nd homer of the season. He’s now tied with Baltimore’s Mark Trumbo for the major league lead. Meanwhile, his 95 RBI are tops in the majors. His slow start to the season is a distant memory.
Aug 12 - 10:06 PM

Edwin Encarnacion went 3-for-5 with a solo homer and three RBI in Monday's victory over the Rays.

Encarnacion yanked one over the boards in the first inning off of Jake Odorizzi and got to the righty again in the fourth with a two-RBI single. The slugger is now tied with Mark Trumbo for the American League lead with 31 home runs, and he's the Junior Circuit's leader in RBI. The impending free agent is going to make some coin this winter.
Aug 8 - 10:43 PM

Edwin Encarnacion hit his 30th home run of the season in Thursday's win over the Astros.

Encarnacion did the deed in the ninth inning to extend the Jays' lead. The 30-homer season is now the fifth in a row for the 33-year-old, whose 30 homers are second-most in the AL and who leads the league with 91 RBI. Encarnacion is hitting .265/.353/.550 through 107 games.
Aug 4 - 11:08 PM

Edwin Encarnacion hit his 29th home run of the season in Tuesday's win over the Astros.

Encarnacion hit a solo dong off Astros starter Lance McCullers in the fourth inning, a shot that turned out to be the game-winner. The slugger is closing in on his fifth consecutive 30-homer campaign, and he presently leads the American League with 90 RBI. Encarnacion is hitting .265/.354/.545 on the year.
Aug 2 - 11:42 PM

Edwin Encarnacion socked his 28th home run of the season on Friday, powering the Blue Jays to a 6-5 victory over the visiting Orioles.

Encarnacion hit one of three first-inning solo shots off O's starter Kevin Gausman, as Jose Bautista and Troy Tulowitzki also tagged him. Encarnacion also doubled and walked in the contest, finishing the night 2-for-3 with a pair of runs scored. He's now hitting .265/.357/.549 with 28 bombs and a league-leading 88 RBI on the season.
Jul 29 - 10:22 PM

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

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

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Dioner Navarro
3Josh Thole
1B1Justin Smoak
2B1Devon Travis
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Darwin Barney
3B1Josh Donaldson
2Ryan Goins
LF1Michael Saunders
2Melvin Upton
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Ezequiel Carrera
3Dalton Pompey
RF1Jose Bautista
2Darrell Ceciliani
DH1Edwin Encarnacion
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Marco Estrada
2Aaron Sanchez
3Marcus Stroman
4J.A. Happ
5Francisco Liriano
6R.A. Dickey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Roberto Osuna
2Brett Cecil
3Jason Grilli
4Joe Biagini
5Joaquin Benoit
6Scott Feldman
7Gavin Floyd
8Matt Dermody
9Dan Barnes
10Ryan Tepera