Edwin Encarnacion's agent, Paul Kinzer, told TSN's Rick Westhead that his client will probably sign a contract later this week or early next week.
A source told WEEI's Rob Bradford that the Red Sox are "probably not" going to be a finalist for free agent slugger Edwin Encarnacion.
Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com hears that the Astros are still a possibility for free agent slugger Edwin Encarnacion.
According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, Edwin Encarnacion is unlikely to sign until the luxury tax threshold is resolved in CBA negotiations.
Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that prior to signing Kendrys Morales, the Blue Jays offered Edwin Encarnacion a deal worth roughly $80 million over four years.
Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins said Friday that the club signing Kendrys Morales "by no means eliminates" the possibility of re-signing Edwin Encarnacion.
Edwin Encarnacion is turning down the Blue Jays' one-year, $17.2 million qualifying offer.
Edwin Encarnacion's agent Paul Kinzer told Sportsnet 590 The Fan that his client has received an offer from the Blue Jays "but it's not where the camp wanted it to be."
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Red Sox are not yet "serious players" for free agent slugger Edwin Encarnacion.
The Blue Jays and Edwin Encarnacion "have made at least some progress in talks," reports Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish.
Sportsnet's Shi Davidi reports that the Blue Jays "are making a push" to re-sign Edwin Encarnacion "after some fruitful talks have apparently given the free-agent slugger something to think about."
Blue Jays extended a one-year, $17.2 million qualifying offer to DH/1B Edwin Encarnacion.
Edwin Encarnacion will get a one-year, $17.2 million qualifying offer from the Blue Jays.
Evan Drellich of the Boston Herald mentioned Edwin Encarnacion as a player the Red Sox could target in free agency.