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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 went 1-for-4 before being removed for a pinch-runner in Sunday's finale.
Limited to 128 games by a strained quad, Encarnacion just missed out on his third straight 100-RBI season, finishing at 98. Still, he finished in the top 10 in the AL in homers, slugging and OPS, joining teammate Jose Bautista. He hit 34 homers in 477 at-bats, putting him right behind Chris Carter as far as homers per at-bat. Sep 28 - 4:08 PM

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Edwin Encarnacion helped the Blue Jays rout the Mariners on Tuesday with an RBI single, a bases loaded walk, and a two-run homer.

Encarnacion's first-inning single put the Jays on the board. His bases-loaded walk in the fifth was part of a seven-run outburst. And his sixth-inning two-run homer off of Erasmo Ramirez was the icing on the cake. Encarnacion now has a .272/.359/.561 and 34 home runs, and is three RBI away from notching his third consecutive 100-RBI season.
Sep 23 - 9:46 PM

The results of Edwin Encarnacion's precautionary MRI revealed that he's dealing with mild inflammation in his back.

He felt good enough to be in the lineup on Friday and is back out there again on Saturday, so the issue doesn't appear to be serious. With a little more than a week to go, he's hitting .262/.350/.552 with 33 homers and 89 RBI.
Sep 20 - 1:33 PM

Edwin Encarnacion smacked a two-run homer in Friday's loss to the Yankees.

Encarnacion underwent a precautionary MRI on his back early Friday, but he felt well enough to play. The 31-year-old now has 33 homers on the year, which ties him for fifth in the American League.
Sep 19 - 10:11 PM

Edwin Encarnacion recently underwent a precautionary MRI on his back.

Encarnacion's back acts up on him every now and then, but it's not something to be overly concerned about. He's in Friday's lineup as the designated hitter.
Sep 19 - 5:51 PM

Edwin Encarnacion clubbed his 31st home run of the season to help lead the Jays to a victory over the Rays on Saturday afternoon.

Encarnacion took Steven Geltz deep for a solo shot in the seventh inning, increasing the Jays lead to 6-3. He also drew an intentional walk in the ballgame, finishing 1-for-3. Despite missing time on the disabled list, he owns a .262/.351/.551 line with 31 homers and 84 RBI in 423 at-bats on the year.
Sep 13 - 4:04 PM

Edwin Encarnacion went 3-for-5 with a double as the Blue Jays enjoyed an easy win against the Cubs on Tuesday.

Encarnacion may be finding himself again at the plate following a slow few weeks after his return from the disabled list on August 15. He has three multi-hit games out of his last five. Encarnacion maintains a .265/.354/.553 slash line with 30 home runs and 81 RBI.
Sep 9 - 11:42 PM

Edwin Encarnacion hit a two-run home run in the Blue Jays' 9-8 loss to the Red Sox on Friday.

Both Encarnacion and teammate Jose Bautista hit their respective 30th home runs in this game, and neither two-run shot was enough to propel the Blue Jays to victory. Encarnacion's shot came in the 8th inning and extended the Blues Jays' lead to 6-3, a lead they would not hold. Encarnacion finished the game 2-for-5. He now has 81 RBI on the year and is slashing .260/.352/.588. His counting stats would be even higher if he had not missed significant time in the middle of the season with a quad injury.
Sep 6 - 12:04 AM

Edwin Encarnacion swatted a two-run home run, his only hit in five at-bats, in Wednesday's win against the Rays.

Encarnacion took Chris Archer deep in the fifth inning, padding the Jays' lead to 6-0 at the time. The slugger entered the game with a meager .619 OPS in 15 games since returning from the disabled list, but has homered in two out of his last three games. Encarnacion now has 29 homers on the season along with 79 RBI and a .261/.354/.558 slash line.
Sep 3 - 10:56 PM

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

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