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Edwin Encarnacion | First Baseman

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (32) / 1/7/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Edwin Encarnacion hit a three-run homer Thursday off the Angels' Matt Shoemaker.
It still feels like Encarnacion is off to a slow start, but here he is with 10 homers barely a quarter of the way into the season. He has six bombs and 18 RBI in 20 games this month. May 21 - 9:50 PM

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Edwin Encarnacion hit a pinch-hit, two-run homer in the ninth inning of Saturday's loss to the Astros.

Encarnacion's two-run blast with two outs off of Luke Gregerson pulled the Blue Jays to within 6-5, but next batter Josh Donaldson flew out to end the game. Encarnacion is hitting .237/.312/.468 with nine home runs, 24 RBI and 23 runs scored. While the nine home runs look nice, Encarnacion slugged .547 last season and he's a fair ways off of that right now.
May 16 - 10:33 PM

Edwin Encarnacion homered twice in a 2-for-4 effort as the Blue Jays trampled the Orioles on Tuesday.

Encarnacion tied the game up at 2-2 with a sixth-inning solo home run off of Chris Tillman. He capped off a four-run seventh inning with a two-run blast off of Tommy Hunter. He also drew a walk. Encarnacion hasn't found much consistency at the plate, batting .244/.319/.449 on the season along with seven home runs and 21 RBI.
May 12 - 9:59 PM

Edwin Encarnacion blasted a three-run homer on Saturday, powering the Blue Jays to a 7-1 victory over the Red Sox.

His mammoth shot off Joe Kelly in the fourth inning increased the Jays advantage to 5-0 at the time, a lead they wouldn't relinquish. He also singled and drew a pair of walks on the afternoon, finishing 2-for-3 with three RBI. He has scuffled at the plate in the early going, slashing just .239/.305/.410 with five long balls and 18 RBI.
May 9 - 4:26 PM

Edwin Encarnacion launched two solo home runs as the Blue Jays trampled the Orioles in a win on Tuesday.

The first homer sparked a six-run second inning as he laced a Bud Norris offering over the fence in center field. In the bottom of the sixth, with the Jays already up 10-3, Encarnacion turned on a Brian Matusz pitch to send it into the upper deck at the Rogers Centre. He finished 2-for-5 on the evening. Apart from Tuesday's effort, Encarnacion has been quiet at the dish as he owns a .218/.262/.455 triple-slash line with four home runs and eight RBI, but we're not worried his struggles are long-lasting.
Apr 21 - 10:02 PM

Edwin Encarnacion homered and singled Thursday as the Blue Jays topped the Yankees 6-3.

Encarnacion might have scared some potential fantasy suitors away with his back soreness this spring, but it hasn't been an issue for him since he returned to the lineup March 26. He went 5-for-12 with two homers in the series against the Yankees.
Apr 9 - 10:21 PM

Edwin Encarnacion cranked a two-run shot Monday in the Blue Jays' Opening Day victory over the Yankees.

Encarnacion's jack to left field capped off a five-run third inning for the visiting Jays. The 32-year-old slugger should again be a fantasy monster in 2015.
Apr 6 - 4:30 PM

Edwin Encarnacion homered in a second straight game Wednesday as the Blue Jays topped a Red Sox split-squad 9-7.

Encarnacion crushed one off Steven Wright today. He also walked. It seems as though he's found his swing after missing a couple of weeks due to back soreness.
Apr 1 - 5:35 PM

Edwin Encarnacion hit a two-run homer and walked in the Blue Jays' 10-6 victory over the Phillies on Tuesday.

It's the first spring homer for EE, who entered the day just 1-for-15 after missing a couple of weeks with back soreness. In part because of the back, it looks like he'll DH a lot more than he plays first base, at least in the early going. Justin Smoak and Danny Valencia figure to share first-base duties, with Smoak playing versus righties.
Mar 31 - 5:11 PM

Edwin Encarnacion went 0-for-1 with two walks in his return to Toronto's lineup on Thursday.

Encarnacion hadn't played since March 8 because of back soreness. He started hitting in minor league games Tuesday.
Mar 26 - 5:24 PM

Edwin Encarnacion (back) will play in a minor league game Tuesday.

Encarnacion has been sidelined for about two weeks with back soreness, but he's doing much better now. The plan calls for him to return to Grapefruit League action on Thursday, which should give him plenty of time to get tuned up for the season.
Mar 24 - 11:18 AM

Edwin Encarnacion (back) will hit off a tee on Wednesday and take batting practice Thursday.

Encarnacion has been sidelined for about a week with back soreness, but he's slowly increasing baseball activities. The hope is that he could be ready to return to game action at some point next week.
Mar 18 - 11:41 AM

The Blue Jays hope to have Edwin Encarnacion ready to return to Grapefruit League action in seven days.

Encarnacion hit off a tee Tuesday and will take batting practice later this week. The Blue Jays remain confident that the slugger will be fine by the time Opening Day rolls around, though he could be given a little extra rest early in the season. "Feeling better; I talked to him before the off-day and he's not concerned at all," general manager Alex Anthopoulos said. "I said, 'No concern on your end about being ready for Opening Day?' And he said 'Absolutely not.' He'll be ready to go. The MRI was clean, just a little bit of inflammation. He's absolutely confident he's going to be fine. I think he's supposed to hit here this week and we'll get him going soon."
Mar 17 - 10:53 PM

Edwin Encarnacion (back) will resume hitting on Tuesday.

Encarnacion has missed the past week of action with a sore back. It's not clear when he might be cleared for Grapefruit League play, but the Blue Jays figure to ease him into things in the designated hitter spot initially. Encarnacion is expected to spend most of his time at first base during the season.
Mar 15 - 12:29 PM

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Saturday that Edwin Encarnacion's back is still limiting his movements.

There's a chance that he could be cleared to DH in the next four-to-five days, though his status remains in question. Fortunately, a precautionary MRI on Tuesday revealed only inflammation in his back and no structural damage. While it appears he'll be ready for the start of the regular season, fantasy owners should continue to monitor this situation closely.
Mar 14 - 11:37 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Dioner Navarro
3Josh Thole
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2B1Devon Travis
2Maicer Izturis
3Steve Tolleson
SS1Jose Reyes
2Ryan Goins
3B1Josh Donaldson
2Danny Valencia
LF1Michael Saunders
2Chris Colabello
CF1Kevin Pillar
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Justin Smoak
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Drew Hutchison
2R.A. Dickey
3Mark Buehrle
4Aaron Sanchez
5Marco Estrada
6Marcus Stroman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brett Cecil
2Aaron Loup
3Roberto Osuna
4Steve Delabar
5Liam Hendriks
6Ryan Tepera
7Todd Redmond
8Scott Copeland