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Edwin Encarnacion | Designated Hitter | #10

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (34) / 1/7/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 9 (0) / TEX
Contract: view contract details

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Edwin Encarnacion went 3-for-4 with a homer and four RBI on Friday, leading the Indians to a 13-3 rout over the Blue Jays.
Encarnacion was responsible for the bulk of the damage against his former club. He got the Indians on the board with a solo shot off of Marco Estrada in the second inning then added on a two-run double in the fifth to give them a 5-3 lead. He also added an RBI single during the eight-run seventh inning. With the three-hit attack, Encarnacion is hitting .261/.372/.485 with 20 homers and 54 RBI in his first season with the Tribe. Jul 21 - 11:03 PM

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Edwin Encarnacion is not in the Indians' lineup Wednesday against the Giants.

There's no DH available at AT&T Park and Carlos Santana will get the start at first base for the Tribe. Encarnacion will be available off the bench.
Jul 19 - 1:51 PM

Edwin Encarnacion finished 1-for-3 with a two-run home run, a walk and two runs scored in Saturday's loss in Oakland.

Encarnacion was quiet in the power categories to close out June and kick off the month of July. However, he is starting to pick up the pace again, posting two doubles, two homers and five RBI over his past six outings. He has also raised his average from .243 to .260 in just over a month, and he'll need to keep hitting like that if the Indians hope to duplicate their success from the postseason a year ago.
Jul 16 - 2:56 AM

Edwin Encarnacion enjoyed a huge day at the plate Thursday, finishing 4-for-5 with a double, home run, two RBI and four runs scored in an 11-2 beatdown of the Padres.

Encarnacion served a Dinelson Lamet offering over the right-center field fence in the fifth inning for his 18th homer of the year, and one inning later he came back with an RBI double. It was his first four-hit game of the season. The 34-year-old overcame a slow start to hit .322/.431/.611 in June and is batting .266/.377/.488 overall. This is the Encarnacion the Indians paid for this past winter.
Jul 7 - 12:33 AM

Edwin Encarnacion went 2-for-4 with his 17th homer and a walk Tuesday against the Orioles.

Encarnacion had a two-run homer in the first that could have been a three-run shot if Francisco Lindor hadn't gotten picked off second base. He has seven homers, 17 RBI and 19 runs scored in his last 12 games.
Jun 20 - 11:16 PM

Edwin Encarnacion went 3-for-4 with two home runs and five total RBI in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Twins.

Encarnacion uncoiled for an absolute bomb off Kyle Gibson in the fourth inning, launching the ball an estimated 443 feet to left center. He was just getting started, later adding a two-run homer off Gibson in the sixth inning and padding out his RBI total with an RBI single in the seventh and a sacrifice fly in the ninth. He was hitting just .240/.349/.425 on June 9, but has raised that triple-slash to .261/.377/.496 with strong work in his last nine games. The veteran slugger has rocked six homers in his last 10 games and is up to 16 dingers and 36 RBI for the season as a whole.
Jun 18 - 5:50 PM

Edwin Encarnacion finished 1-for-4 with a three-run home run off of Minnesota starter Nik Turley in Friday's game at Target Field.

Encarnacion started slowly over his first two months in Cleveland, but he is starting to make up for lost time. He is hitting .458 (11-for-24) with two doubles, four home runs and nine RBI over the past seven outings to raise his average from .230 to .255 just since June 7.
Jun 17 - 2:37 AM

Bumped up to the cleanup spot, Edwin Encarnacion went 3-for-3 with a homer, a walk and four runs scored Thursday against the Dodgers.

Encarnacion should have been moved back to the cleanup spot a while ago, but it took until today for Terry Francona to have him switch spots with Carlos Santana. Encarnacion is hitting .341 with eight homers since May 16, and he'll be a better bet for both runs and RBI while hitting fourth again.
Jun 15 - 4:08 PM

Edwin Encarnacion belted his 12th home run of the season while driving in two runs in Saturday's loss against the White Sox.

Encarnacion has homers in back-to-back games against Chicago pitching, and he has swatted three of his 12 home runs this season across 28 at-bats against the Pale Hose. After a slow start he has hit seven home runs over the past 20 games. On June 10 last season in Toronto he hit his 13th homer with 48 RBI and he ended up with 42 clouts and 127 RBI.
Jun 11 - 12:49 AM

Edwin Encarnacion finished 3-for-4 with a two-run homer in the Indians' 7-3 win over the White Sox on Friday.

Encarnacion hasn't gone on a tear yet, but the strikeouts have come down and the average has gone up. It's still only a matter of time for him. Hopefully, the Indians will have more runners on base for him when he does go off.
Jun 10 - 12:42 AM

Indians manager Terry Francona said Wednesday that Edwin Encarnacion has minor right hip soreness.

That's why Encarnacion did not appear in Tuesday night's series opener at Coors Field and also why he is being held out of the lineup on Wednesday, though the lack of a DH option also factored in. Francona said Encarnacion may be able to pinch-hit Wednesday if "absolutely needed." Consider the veteran slugger day-to-day for now. Carlos Santana is at first base Wednesday afternoon against the Rockies.
Jun 7 - 1:18 PM

Edwin Encarnacion is on the bench again Wednesday at Coors Field.

It'd be fun to see what the veteran slugger could do with a full series of plate appearances at the most power-friendly park in the majors, but there is no DH available and Carlos Santana is starting at first base for the Tribe. Encarnacion is off to a relatively slow start this season for his new team, with a .749 OPS, 10 home runs, and 22 RBI in 54 games.
Jun 7 - 12:13 PM

Edwin Encarnacion is absent from the Indians' starting lineup on Tuesday against the Rockies.

It's a rare opportunity for the veteran slugger to get at-bats at power-friendly Coors Field, but there is no DH spot available to the Tribe and Carlos Santana is starting at first base. Encarnacion will operate as a bench bat for Cleveland.
Jun 6 - 4:29 PM

Edwin Encarnacion is getting the day off Thursday against the Athletics.

Jason Kipnis will take a turn at DH and Erik Gonzalez will start at second base in the Indians' series finale versus A's right-hander Jharel Cotton.
Jun 1 - 9:33 AM

Edwin Encarnacion launched his 10th home run of the season Monday as the Indians beat the Athletics 5-3.

It was a solo shot off A's starter Daniel Mengden in Cleveland's four-run fourth inning. Carlos Santana also went deep in that frame. Encarnacion has enjoyed a productive May and is now slashing .226/.346/.418 through 49 total games this season for his new team. We'd bet those rate stats will continue to rise.
May 29 - 7:36 PM

Depth Charts

C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
2Erik Gonzalez
3B1Jose Ramirez
LF1Michael Brantley
CF1Bradley Zimmer
2Austin Jackson
RF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Brandon Guyer
3Abraham Almonte
DH1Carlos Santana
Starting Pitcher
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Trevor Bauer
4Josh Tomlin
5Mike Clevinger
6Danny Salazar
7Cody Anderson
Relief Pitcher
R1Cody Allen
2Andrew Miller
3Bryan Shaw
4Zach McAllister
5Dan Otero
6Boone Logan
7Nick Goody
8Ryan Merritt
9Tyler Olson