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Edwin Encarnacion | First Baseman

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (31) / 1/7/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Edwin Encarnacion clubbed his 31st home run of the season to help lead the Jays to a victory over the Rays on Saturday afternoon.
Encarnacion took Steven Geltz deep for a solo shot in the seventh inning, increasing the Jays lead to 6-3. He also drew an intentional walk in the ballgame, finishing 1-for-3. Despite missing time on the disabled list, he owns a .262/.351/.551 line with 31 homers and 84 RBI in 423 at-bats on the year. Sep 13 - 4:04 PM

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Edwin Encarnacion went 3-for-5 with a double as the Blue Jays enjoyed an easy win against the Cubs on Tuesday.

Encarnacion may be finding himself again at the plate following a slow few weeks after his return from the disabled list on August 15. He has three multi-hit games out of his last five. Encarnacion maintains a .265/.354/.553 slash line with 30 home runs and 81 RBI.
Sep 9 - 11:42 PM

Edwin Encarnacion hit a two-run home run in the Blue Jays' 9-8 loss to the Red Sox on Friday.

Both Encarnacion and teammate Jose Bautista hit their respective 30th home runs in this game, and neither two-run shot was enough to propel the Blue Jays to victory. Encarnacion's shot came in the 8th inning and extended the Blues Jays' lead to 6-3, a lead they would not hold. Encarnacion finished the game 2-for-5. He now has 81 RBI on the year and is slashing .260/.352/.588. His counting stats would be even higher if he had not missed significant time in the middle of the season with a quad injury.
Sep 6 - 12:04 AM

Edwin Encarnacion swatted a two-run home run, his only hit in five at-bats, in Wednesday's win against the Rays.

Encarnacion took Chris Archer deep in the fifth inning, padding the Jays' lead to 6-0 at the time. The slugger entered the game with a meager .619 OPS in 15 games since returning from the disabled list, but has homered in two out of his last three games. Encarnacion now has 29 homers on the season along with 79 RBI and a .261/.354/.558 slash line.
Sep 3 - 10:56 PM

Edwin Encarnacion drew two walks and hit his 27th home run of the season, but the Blue Jays fell to the White Sox on Sunday.

Encarnacion returned from the disabled list on Friday after dealing with a strained right quad. Sunday's blast was his first since July 2. At the time of his injury, he was among the league leaders in home runs and RBI. He still has a fantastic .274/.365/.585 and his 27 homers and 72 RBI aren't too far away from the top.
Aug 17 - 5:36 PM

Edwin Encarnacion returned to the Blue Jays lineup on Friday, going 0-for-4 with a strikeout in a losing effort against the White Sox.

A bit of rust is to be expected, but the Blue Jays certainly needed his powerful bat back in the middle of the middle of the lineup. He's now hitting .274/.364/.584 on the year to compliment his 26 homers and 70 RBI in 332 at-bats.
Aug 15 - 11:54 PM

Blue Jays activated 1B/DH Edwin Encarnacion from the 15-day disabled list.

Encarnacion wound up missing six weeks of action with a strained right quad. There's some feeling that he's not quite 100 percent yet, but the Blue Jays are willing to take a risk in order to get his powerful bat back into the lineup.
Aug 15 - 2:35 PM

Edwin Encarnacion (quad) will be activated from the disabled list on Friday.

Encarnacion had three hits -- including a grand slam -- over 12 at-bats during his rehab assignment. It's worth noting that Triple-A Buffalo manager Gary Allenson said Thursday that Encarnacion was still "maybe not" 100 percent recovered from his quad injury, but the Jays apparently are willing to take a chance in order to get his bat back in the lineup.
Aug 14 - 7:05 PM

Edwin Encarnacion (quad) could be activated from the disabled list as soon as this weekend.

Encarnacion began a rehab assignment over the weekend but will need at least a week's worth of at-bats before returning. He's been on the shelf since early July because of a right quadriceps strain.
Aug 11 - 10:26 PM

Edwin Encarnacion (quad) went 1-for-3 in his rehab debut Saturday with High-A Dunedin.

His one hit was an infield single. Encarnacion was given the day off Sunday, but that was part of his rehab plan. He should rejoin the Blue Jays later this week. The slugger was placed on the disabled list in early July because of a right quadriceps strain.
Aug 11 - 12:28 PM

Edwin Encarnacion (quad) will begin a minor league rehab assignment with High-A Dunedin on Saturday.

Encarnacion has been on the shelf for over a month with a quadriceps injury, but is finally making tangible progress toward a return to the lineup. He's expected to return to the Jays at some point next week.
Aug 9 - 11:14 AM

Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said Thursday that Edwin Encarnacion (quad) may begin a minor league rehab assignment this weekend.

Encarnacion had a minor setback with his quad injury in late July, but he's back on track. If all goes well, he could rejoin the Blue Jays at some point next week.
Aug 7 - 4:01 PM

Edwin Encarnacion (quad) has begun hitting.

Encarnacion is back on track with his rehabilitation from a quad injury after suffering a minor reaggravation at the end of July. He should resume running in a couple days and is likely to rejoin the Blue Jays in mid-August.
Aug 5 - 4:45 PM

Edwin Encarnacion (quad) suffered a minor setback in his recovery on Friday while swinging a bat in Florida.

The Blue Jays will ease off of him for the next couple of days before he resumes full baseball activities. He had been expected to be activated from the disabled list next week, though that timetable is likely to be pushed back with this setback.
Jul 26 - 12:34 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Blue Jays think Edwin Encarnacion (quad) could be activated from the disabled list next week.

Encarnacion resumed taking batting practice and fielding ground balls this week and evidently did it with no complications. The slugger has been on the shelf since early July with a strained right quad but is poised to rejoin the Blue Jays' lineup soon as the club continues a playoff push.
Jul 23 - 11:27 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Dioner Navarro
2Josh Thole
3George Kottaras
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2Dan Johnson
2B1Steve Tolleson
2Munenori Kawasaki
3Ryan Goins
4Maicer Izturis
SS1Jose Reyes
3B1Brett Lawrie
2Juan Francisco
3Danny Valencia
LF1Melky Cabrera
CF1Anthony Gose
2Kevin Pillar
3Dalton Pompey
4Colby Rasmus
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Adam Lind
2John Mayberry
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1R.A. Dickey
2Mark Buehrle
3Drew Hutchison
4J.A. Happ
5Marcus Stroman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Casey Janssen
2Aaron Loup
3Brett Cecil
4Dustin McGowan
5Todd Redmond
6Aaron Sanchez
7Chad Jenkins
8Daniel Norris
9Brandon Morrow
10Sean Nolin
11Kendall Graveman