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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 blasted a pair of home runs, including a grand slam, as the Blue Jays trounced the Rangers 12-2 on Friday.
The Jays came out of the gate firing, with the first three hitters reaching base safely before Encarnacion tagged Nick Martinez for a grand slam. He would later add a solo shot off Ross Detwiler in the seventh inning, finishing the night 3-for-5. After a slow start to the season, he's now slashing .245/.329/.482 with 16 homers and 47 RBI. Jun 26 - 9:49 PM

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Edwin Encarnacion hit his 14th home run of the season in Tuesday's loss to the Rays.

The homer was Encarnacion's only hit in four at-bats. The blast came against Rays closer Brad Boxberger in the ninth inning. The first baseman is hitting .236/.318/.455 with 14 homers, 42 RBI and 41 runs scored in a bit of a down year to this point.
Jun 23 - 9:41 PM

Edwin Encarnacion went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI on Friday, leading the Blue Jays to a 5-4 victory over the Orioles.

Encarnacion got the Jays on the board in the first inning, plating Jose Bautista with an RBI double. He picked up another RBI drawing a walk with the bases loaded in the second inning. For the season, he sports a .240/.326/.459 line with 13 homers and 40 RBI.
Jun 19 - 10:46 PM

Edwin Encarnacion is not in the Blue Jays' starting lineup Thursday evening versus the Mets.

Jose Bautista is at DH and Justin Smoak is at first base against Mets right-hander Bartolo Colon. It's just a day of maintenance for Encarnacion, who has a relatively disappointing .771 OPS in 63 games this season.
Jun 18 - 2:52 PM

Edwin Encarnacion went 1-for-4 and scored a pair of runs in his return to the Blue Jays lineup on Friday.

He left Tuesday's game against the Marlins after experiencing renewed pain in his left shoulder and hadn't played since. It seems like it's the type of injury that could be a nagging problem moving forward and cause him to miss a few games here and there. It has been a bit of a disappointing season to date for Encarnacion, who is hitting .228/.315/.456 with 13 homers and 36 RBI.
Jun 13 - 8:32 AM

Edwin Encarnacion had to be pinch-hit for in Tuesday's game against the Marlins after feeling more pain in his left shoulder.

Encarnacion was playing in his second straight game after missing two contests with soreness in the shoulder. He thinks he could be ready to play Friday after Thursday's off day, but it's obviously concerning that he can't seem to shake the ailment. More should be available regarding his condition later this week.
Jun 10 - 3:22 PM

Edwin Encarnacion sent the Blue Jays to a win over the Marlins on Tuesday with a walk-off two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning.

The Jays entered the bottom of the ninth down 3-2, but immediately put pressure on reliever A.J. Ramos, going for the save. Josh Donaldson drew a leadoff walk. After Jose Bautista struck out, Encarnacion drilled a home run to center field for the walk off victory. He was 1-for-2 with a sacrifice fly entering his final at-bat. He's now batting .221/.309/.452 with 13 home runs and 36 RBI on the season.
Jun 9 - 9:27 PM

Edwin Encarnacion (shoulder) is back in the Blue Jays' starting lineup Tuesday against the Marlins.

Encarnacion missed back-to-back starts after leaving Saturday's game with left shoulder soreness, but the hope is that a cortisone shot will get him back on track. The 32-year-old has 12 homers in 55 games this season, but he owns a disappointing .219/.310/.439 batting line.
Jun 9 - 3:44 PM

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons expects Edwin Encarnacion (shoulder) to return to the lineup on Tuesday.

Encarnacion was given a cortisone shot after leaving Saturday's game with a sore left shoulder. "One more day will probably do him some good," Gibbons said Monday. "He's in there getting some treatment, he doesn't feel quite ready, but I'm guessing he'll be good tomorrow."
Jun 8 - 9:49 PM

Edwin Encarnacion (shoulder) is out of the Blue Jays' lineup again on Monday night.

Encarnacion received a cortisone shot for his ailing left shoulder on Saturday and remains day-to-day. Chris Colabello is starting at first base, Josh Donaldson is at DH, and Danny Valencia will start at third base in Monday's series opener against the Marlins.

Edwin Encarnacion (shoulder) is optimistic that he'll be able to return to the Blue Jays lineup on Monday.

Encarnacion received a cortisone shot in his injured shoulder on Saturday after aggravating his shoulder during his first at-bat of Saturday's contest. While it's possible that he misses another day or two, the injury will not require a trip to the disabled list.
Jun 7 - 4:37 PM

Edwin Encarnacion received a cortisone shot for his injured shoulder and is expected to miss at least one game.

Encarnacion aggravated the injury while batting in the first inning on Saturday. His shoulder has been an issue for two weeks. Justin Smoak will handle first base duties for however long Encarnacion is sidelined.
Jun 6 - 5:11 PM

Edwin Encarnacion appeared to injure his shoulder Saturday against the Astros.

Encarnacion waved off the trainer in the sixth but left two innings later. He went 1-for-3 with an RBI single before exiting. Justin Smoak would likely start at first base Sunday if Encarnacion misses the series finale.
Jun 6 - 4:37 PM

Edwin Encarnacion (hamstring) went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in his return to the starting lineup Friday against the Astros.

Encarnacion missed the series against the Nationals due to a sore left hamstring, but he felt good enough to serve as the DH on Friday. It's unclear when he'll be ready to return to the field.
Jun 5 - 9:49 PM

Edwin Encarnacion (hamstring) is out of the Blue Jays' starting lineup again on Wednesday night.

Encarnacion has been limited to pinch-hitting duties over the last few days due to discomfort in his left hamstring. It doesn't sound like anything too severe. Justin Smoak will start at first base Wednesday at Nationals Park.
Jun 3 - 4:03 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Dioner Navarro
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
R1Roberto Osuna
2Steve Delabar
3Brett Cecil
4Aaron Loup
5Liam Hendriks
6Rob Rasmussen
7Bo Schultz
8Todd Redmond