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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 ripped a solo homer in Tuesday's loss to the White Sox.
Encarnacion hit a bomb to center field off of Chris Sale in the seventh inning, but by then it only pulled the Blue Jays to within six runs. It was the slugger's third longball so far this month, and he's driven in 15 runs. Apr 26 - 9:49 PM

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The Blue Jays may revisit contract talks with Edwin Encarnacion at the All-Star break.

The Blue Jays have offered him a two-year deal with a vesting option, though Encarnacion is said to be pursuing a four or five-year contract. Jose Bautista has an offer on the table for three years at more than $20 million annually but he won't settle for anything less than five years and $150 million. Unless Encarnacion and Bautista soften their demands, there's a good chance both players will be leaving in free agency.
Apr 26 - 4:00 PM

Edwin Encarnacion went 2-for-5 with three RBI in Monday’s loss to the White Sox.

Encarnacion had a two-run double in the first inning before adding an RBI single in the third. The 33-year-old hasn’t hit for power outside of his two-homer game against the Red Sox on April 15, but he has at least managed 14 RBI through 21 games.
Apr 25 - 11:25 PM

Edwin Encarnacion homered twice and drove in all three Blue Jays runs Friday against the Red Sox.

The first 10 games were like a quick spring training for Encarnacion, who missed the entire Grapefruit League schedule with an oblique problem. He had been without a homer this season, but he's back on his usual pace now.
Apr 15 - 10:17 PM

Edwin Encarnacion clubbed two hits Wednesday in a loss to the Rays.

Both were singles. Encarnacion didn’t see a single at-bat in spring training, but he obviously didn’t need to with the way he’s been hitting (.313 in his first four games). With free agency looming, look for Encarnacion to pull out all the stops in 2016.
Apr 6 - 4:16 PM

Edwin Encarnacion has cut off contract extension negotiations with the Blue Jays' front office.

Encarnacion gave the Jays an Opening Day deadline to make proposals, and that day was Monday. "That’s why I wanted to do it the way I did it, because after today I don’t want to talk anymore or anything like that," he said in an interview Sunday before Toronto's season opener versus the Tampa Bay Rays. "I just want to focus on my game and focus on my team and focus on winning games." Toronto will have another opportunity just after the World Series, but it sure sounds like the veteran slugger is going to hit the free agent waters.
Source: Sportsnet.ca
Apr 4 - 8:59 AM

Edwin Encarnacion (oblique) declared himself ready for Opening Day.

Encarnacion has been held out of Grapefruit League action all spring -- first because of dental work and then because of a strained oblique -- but he took six at-bats in a minor league game Thursday and reported feeling "100 percent" healthy. It won't take long for the veteran slugger to get properly tuned up for live major league pitching. He should be a fantasy stud from the jump.
Mar 31 - 1:48 PM

Sportsnet's Ben Nicholson-Smith reports that there are no further plans for contract extension talks between the Blue Jays and Edwin Encarnacion.

Encarnacion gave the Jays an Opening Day deadline in order to work out a long-term deal, and we're obviously coming up against that. It didn't appear the two sides were ever remotely close to getting anything done, and it appears the slugger will be allowed to test out the free agent waters next winter. Encarnacion, 33, has averaged 37.75 home runs over the last four seasons with Toronto.
Mar 29 - 10:53 PM

Edwin Encarnacion (oblique) hit in the batting cage Friday and expects to play in a minor league game Monday.

Encarnacion has been out all spring with a strained oblique, but he said Friday that he feels fine and is nearly ready for game action. Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Thursday that he expected the slugger to be ready for Grapefruit League games soon, so perhaps that will happen if Monday goes well. Encarnacion is still fully expected to be ready for Opening Day.
Mar 25 - 3:52 PM

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons expects Edwin Encarnacion (oblique) to make his Grapefruit League debut in the next couple of games.

He's scheduled to take batting practice on Friday, which will be his first workout since the Blue Jays shut him down with a strained oblique on March 15. Barring a setback, Encarnacion should be all set for Opening Day. He bashed 39 homers last season while plating a career-high 111 runs. The 33-year-old is entering a contract year.
Mar 24 - 6:27 PM

Edwin Encarnacion (oblique) is scheduled to take live batting practice on Friday morning.

It'll be his first workout of that kind in over 10 days. Encarnacion was shut down on March 15 after being diagnosed with a minor league oblique strain. He still has time to get himself ready by Opening Day, but some things will need to start happening. Friday's batting practice session can represent a really positive step.
Mar 23 - 5:29 PM

Edwin Encarnacion told Bob Elliott of the Toronto Sun on Saturday that the Blue Jays "don’t have it in their plans for me to stay here."

"I want to stay here," said Encarnacion, who is slated for free agency after this season. "I’m really disappointed that nothing has happened, but it’s not my decision." Encarnacion and his agent, Paul Kinzler, have set Opening Day as a deadline for extension talks. The Jays have reportedly made him a two-year offer, but that realistically wasn't going to get it done. Encarnacion clearly sounds frustrated with how extension talks have gone to this point and it's looking like he'll probably test out the free agent waters next winter.
Source: Toronto Sun
Mar 20 - 11:45 AM

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Saturday that the club remains optimistic that Edwin Encarnacion (oblique) will be ready for Opening Day.

Gibbons did note though that Encarnacion needs to start hitting soon in order to meet that timetable. The Jays are being very cautious with the injury to ensure it doesn't develop into a long-term issue that could effect him throughout the season.
Mar 19 - 10:43 AM

Edwin Encarnacion will be shut down for at least a week due to an oblique injury.

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said the issue is minor, but they don't want to take any chances and make things worse. "He won’t do anything that involves twisting and turning," said Gibbons. "They’ll shut him down at least a week and then see where he’s at." Encarnacion underwent a procedure early in camp to remove an abscessed tooth, so he has yet to make his Grapefruit League debut. There's still time, but suddenly his availability for Opening Day is in question.
Source: Sportsnet.ca
Mar 15 - 11:29 AM

Edwin Encarnacion (tooth) is scheduled to take live batting practice on Sunday.

He'll then take Monday off before taking another around of batting practice on Tuesday. Provided everything goes well with those sessions, he'll make his Grapefruit League debut on Wednesday or Thursday. The veteran slugger will have no problem getting in enough reps to be ready for the start of the regular season.
Mar 11 - 10:44 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Josh Thole
1B1Chris Colabello
2Justin Smoak
3Matt Dominguez
2B1Devon Travis
2Ryan Goins
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Darwin Barney
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Michael Saunders
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Ezequiel Carrera
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Edwin Encarnacion
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Marcus Stroman
2Marco Estrada
3J.A. Happ
4R.A. Dickey
5Aaron Sanchez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Drew Storen
2Roberto Osuna
3Brett Cecil
4Aaron Loup
5Bo Schultz
6Franklin Morales
7Gavin Floyd
8Jesse Chavez
9Ryan Tepera
10Joe Biagini