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Edwin Encarnacion | Designated Hitter

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (32) / 1/7/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
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Blue Jays exercised DH/1B Edwin Encarnacion's $10 million club option for 2016.
Much like Jose Bautista's situation, picking up Encarnacion's option was just a formality. The 32-year-old batted .277/.372/.557 with 39 home runs and 111 RBI this season. He recently underwent surgery to repair a sports hernia, but he's expected to be fine for the start of spring training. Nov 3 - 12:35 PM

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Edwin Encarnacion underwent surgery Tuesday to repair a sports hernia.

We knew had been bothered by a finger injury down the stretch, but it apparently wasn't the only thing ailing him. The good news is that he's expected to fine for spring training. Thanks to a strong second half, Encarnacion finished 2015 with a .277/.372/.557 batting line to go along with 39 home runs and 111 RBI.
Oct 27 - 1:41 PM

Edwin Encarnacion delivered two hits in the Blue Jays’ loss to the Royals in Game 2 of the ALCS on Saturday.

It won’t top Curt Schilling’s bloody sock heroics, but Encarnacion certainly delivered a gusty effort on Saturday. Hours after getting a cortisone shot to relieve pain in his strained finger, Encarnacion dropped two hits on the Royals including an RBI single that just rolled past Alcides Escobar for a base hit. His other hit was a single to center field in the second inning. With Toronto trailing the series 2-0, he’ll have to play through the pain again in Game 3.
Oct 17 - 7:31 PM

Edwin Encarnacion (finger) is in the Blue Jays starting lineup for Game 2 of the ALCS against the Royals on Saturday.

Encarnacion had to leave Friday's game early due to a strained ligament in his left middle finger. He's a gamer though, and will play through the pain. He's in his regular cleanup spot in the lineup and functioning as the designated hitter on Saturday.
Oct 17 - 1:12 PM

Edwin Encarnacion is listed as day-to-day with a strained ligament sprain in his left middle finger.

While the good news is that the X-rays revealed no structural damage, how quickly he returns will depend on his personal tolerance for pain. Expect the slugger to be in the Blue Jays lineup for Saturday's Game 2.
Oct 16 - 11:26 PM

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that Edwin Encarnacion will undergo a precautionary X-ray on his finger/knuckle.

Encarnacion suffered the injury during a swing in his final at-bat of Friday's ALCS Game 1. He battled a finger injury late in the regular season and may have tweaked the existing injury. More should be known on his status soon.
Oct 16 - 11:10 PM

Edwin Encarnacion was forced to leave Friday's Game 1 of the ALCS with an apparent finger injury.

Encarnacion appeared to injure his finger/hand during his final at-bat, and was seen talking with the team trainer in the dugout afterwards. He'll presumably head for further examination to determine the severity of the injury. Obviously, any time missed would be a tremendous loss to the middle of the Blue Jays lineup. Expect an update on his status after Friday's game.
Oct 16 - 11:00 PM

Edwin Encarnacion went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Rays.

Encarnacion socked a two-run home run against Rays reliever Brandon Gomes in the sixth inning. The homer pushed the Blue Jays to a 3-1 lead, a lead which would eventually melt off as the bullpen proceeded to blow the advantage. For his part, the 32-year-old Encarnacion has posted a fantastic 2015 campaign with one game remaining on the schedule, as he's currently slashing .278/.374/.560 with 39 homers and 111 RBI. He's logged multiple hits in each of his last three contests and has homered in four straight.
Oct 3 - 9:24 PM

Edwin Encarnacion went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and three runs scored in the Blue Jays' dismantling of the Orioles in the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader.

The first baseman hit one of the team's three homers on the afternoon as the Jays hung 15 on the Orioles. It was his 37th home run of the season, making it his highest homer total since 2012. He's got a shot at setting career highs in RBI (110) and runs scored (93) as well. The 32-year-old is batting .275/.371/.549 with 108 RBI and 92 runs after Wednesday's early game.
Sep 30 - 7:30 PM

Edwin Encarnacion went yard for the 36th time this season in Monday's win over the Orioles.

Encarnacion opened the scoring with a solo shot in the second inning off of Chris Tillman. He finished 1-for-3 with a walk on the evening. The slugger is towards the end of the regular season with a terrific .273/.368/.544 and 106 RBI along with the 36 homers.
Sep 28 - 9:47 PM

Edwin Encarnacion hit his 35th home run of the season, but the Blue Jays lost to the Yankees in 10 innings on Tuesday.

The Jays fell behind 6-3 after the top of the 10th, and Encarnacion tried to kickstart a rally by hitting a solo home run off of Andrew Miller, but it wasn't enough. The slugger finished 1-for-5 on the night. Along with 35 homers, Encarnacion has knocked in 105 runs while batting .277/.370/.549.
Sep 22 - 11:03 PM

Edwin Encarnacion slugged his 34th home run of the season in Saturday's loss to the Red Sox.

It was a two-run shot off Red Sox starter Wade Miley in the bottom of the sixth inning. Encarnacion also hit an RBI single in the bottom of the eighth, finishing the day 2-for-3 with three RBI. He's slashing .275/.370/.549 with 103 RBI in 134 games this season.
Sep 19 - 7:26 PM

Edwin Encarnacion is in Thursday's lineup against the Braves.

Encarnacion returned to action Wednesday after missing two games with an injury to his left middle finger. It's a good sign that he feels well enough to play on back-to-back days. He's hitting cleanup against Matt Wisler.
Sep 17 - 5:31 PM

Edwin Encarnacion went 3-for-3 with three singles and two walks in Wednesday's 9-1 win versus the Braves.

Encarnacion scored only once, after singling in the middle of the Jays' four-run first inning. He has multiple hits in four of his last five games and has boosted his batting line up to .276/.371/.544 along with 32 home runs and 99 RBI.
Sep 16 - 10:51 PM

Edwin Encarnacion (finger) is back in the Blue Jays' starting lineup on Wednesday night.

Encarnacion sat out Sunday and Tuesday after aggravating a left middle finger injury on Saturday night. The slugger is batting cleanup in his return to action Wednesday versus Braves right-hander Shelby Miller.
Sep 16 - 4:25 PM

Depth Charts

C1Russell Martin
2Josh Thole
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2Matt Hague
3Casey Kotchman
2B1Devon Travis
2Ryan Goins
3David Adams
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Jiovanni Mier
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Ben Revere
2Chris Colabello
3Michael Saunders
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Ezequiel Carrera
3Dalton Pompey
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Justin Smoak
Starting Pitcher
S1Marco Estrada
2R.A. Dickey
3Marcus Stroman
4Jesse Chavez
5Drew Hutchison
6Aaron Sanchez
7Scott Diamond
Relief Pitcher
R1Roberto Osuna
2Brett Cecil
3Aaron Loup
4Bo Schultz
5Ryan Tepera
6Pat Venditte
7Steve Delabar
8Chad Jenkins
9Blake McFarland
10Brady Dragmire