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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 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

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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

Edwin Encarnacion (quad) is scheduled to take batting practice and field ground balls Tuesday in Florida.

Encarnacion is currently working his way back from a strained right quad. It was estimated that he would miss around 2-4 weeks at the time of the injury and he's already at the low-end of that timetable right now.
Jul 21 - 4:31 PM

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Friday that there's no timetable for Edwin Encarnacion's (quad) return.

He did reveal, however, that Encarnacion is improving. FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reported earlier this month that Encarnacion's strained right quad was expected to sideline him for 2-4 weeks, and it sounds like it will be closer to the long end of that timetable.
Jul 18 - 4:44 PM

Blue Jays placed 1B Edwin Encarnacion on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right quad.

Encarnacion suffered the quad injury Saturday while trying to beat out a double play relay throw at first base and could be out for up to four weeks. The slugger boasts a .277/.368/.591 batting line with 26 home runs and 70 RBI in 88 games this season. It's obviously a big loss for the Blue Jays.
Jul 7 - 3:31 PM

Jon Morosi of FOX Sports 1 reports that Edwin Encarnacion will miss 2-4 weeks with his strained quadriceps.

According to Morosi, a trip to the disabled list is a certainty. That timeframe could change slightly depending on his evaluation in a couple of days, but fantasy owners need to find an alternative option for at least the next couple of weeks.
Jul 6 - 8:59 PM

Depth Charts

C1Dioner Navarro
2Josh Thole
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2Dan Johnson
2B1Maicer Izturis
2Steve Tolleson
3Munenori Kawasaki
SS1Jose Reyes
3B1Brett Lawrie
2Juan Francisco
3Danny Valencia
LF1Melky Cabrera
2John Mayberry
CF1Colby Rasmus
2Kevin Pillar
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Adam Lind
Starting Pitcher
S1R.A. Dickey
2Brandon Morrow
3Mark Buehrle
4Drew Hutchison
5J.A. Happ
6Marcus Stroman
Relief Pitcher
R1Casey Janssen
2Aaron Loup
3Brett Cecil
4Dustin McGowan
5Todd Redmond
6Aaron Sanchez
7Chad Jenkins
8Brandon Morrow