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Edwin Encarnacion | Designated Hitter | #10

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (35) / 1/7/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 9 (0) / TEX
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Edwin Encarnacion clubbed a go-ahead home run in the 14th inning but it wasn't enough in Wednesday's loss to the Twins.
His solo shot off reliever Trevor Hildenberger provided the first run of the game in the 14th inning but his feat was matched by Miguel Sano in the bottom of the frame. Encarnacion went 2-for-7 with two strikeouts in the contest and now has a .153 batting average with four home runs and five RBI on the season. He's too good of a hitter to slump this badly for much longer. He's hit 34 or more home runs in each of the last six years. Apr 19 - 12:44 AM

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Edwin Encarnacion hit an inside the park homer in a 6-0 blanking of the Angels on Monday.

Encarnacion is not exactly known for his speed, but he was able to take advantage of a friendly bounce -- and some not-so-spectacular defense from Justin Upton -- to race around the bases. He's off to a strong start to the season with three homers already, and it shouldn't surprise anyone if he once again had 40-plus bombs in the 2018 campaign.
Apr 3 - 1:51 AM

Edwin Encarnacion hit a pair of homers, driving in three, in a loss to the Mariners on Sunday.

Neither of Encarnacion's homers was cheap, the first a lined shot off the scoreboard in left field and the second a no-doubter to left. The homers were his first and second of the year. He's hitting .333 with a 1.455 OPS through the first few games of the year.
Apr 1 - 7:51 PM

Edwin Encarnacion crushed his first home run of Cactus League play as the Indians fell to the Giants on Saturday.

His two-run blast came courtesy of Reyes Moronta in the sixth inning. Encarnacion finished the day 1-for-3 with a pair of runs scored. He's off to a slow start this spring, hitting just .167 with the one homer and two RBI.
Mar 3 - 8:22 PM

According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the Red Sox expressed trade interest in Edwin Encarnacion earlier this winter.

But the Indians reportedly wanted outfielder Jackie Bradley in return and Boston's front office ended the discussion there. Nightengale suggests that the Red Sox may revisit the Encarnacion trade idea if they are unable to land free agent slugger J.D. Martinez, who is said to be "fed up" with Boston's unwillingness to up its long-standing five-year, $125 million offer to him. Encarnacion signed a three-year, $60 million free agent contract with Cleveland last winter and went to slash .258/.377/.504 with 38 home runs and 107 RBI in 157 games.
Source: USA Today
Feb 7 - 1:54 PM

Edwin Encarnacion (ankle) went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in the Indians' loss to the Yankees in Game 5 of the ALDS on Wednesday.

Encarnacion gave it his best shot, but it was pretty obvious that his timing was off on Wednesday. Outside of a long foul ball, he didn't make any hard contact and he took several pitches down the middle of the plate, including the one that struck him out in the bottom of the ninth against Aroldis Chapman. Encarnacion was a key reason why Cleveland was here in the first place, but it's unfortunate that his gruesome Game 2 ankle injury essentially eliminated him from this series.
Thu, Oct 12, 2017 12:10:00 AM

Edwin Encarnacion (ankle) is starting at DH and batting cleanup in Game 5 of the ALDS on Wednesday night against the Yankees.

Encarnacion left Game 2 of the ALDS on Friday after suffering an ugly-looking right ankle injury on a play at second base, but he was able to do running drills and take on-field batting practice during Tuesday's off-day team workout at Progressive Field and the veteran slugger is a go for this loser-goes-home tilt. The full lineup for Cleveland versus Yankees lefty CC Sabathia: Francisco Lindor SS, Jason Kipnis CF, Jose Ramirez 2B, Edwin Encarnacion DH, Carlos Santana 1B, Austin Jackson LF, Jay Bruce RF, Roberto Perez C, Giovanny Urshela 3B. Corey Kluber will be on the mound.
Wed, Oct 11, 2017 03:48:00 PM

Edwin Encarnacion (ankle) went through a series of running drills on Tuesday afternoon.

He also took batting practice during the Indians' off-day workout at Progressive Field. Encarnacion hasn't made an appearance since spraining his right ankle on a play at second base in Game 2 of the ALDS on Friday, but it looks like the veteran slugger will be ready to start at DH in Wednesday night's winner-advances Game 5 against the Yankees.
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 07:00:00 PM

Indians manager Terry Francona said that the club believes Edwin Encarnacion (ankle) will be available for Game 5 of the ALDS against the Yankees on Wednesday.

It's unclear whether this means Encarnacion will be ready to return to the starting lineup or available strictly as a pinch-hitter. The veteran slugger hasn't played since spraining his right ankle in a play at second base in Game 2 on Friday.
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 03:42:00 PM

Indians manager Terry Francona is hopeful that Edwin Encarnacion (ankle) will be available for Game 5 of the ALDS against the Yankees on Wednesday.

"I don't know yet. How do you know?" said Francona. "I would hope so. I hope." Francona said before Game 4 on Monday that Encarnacion was "working towards" being available as a pinch-hitter, but he still hasn't played since spraining his right ankle in Game 2 on Friday. Removing him from the roster would make him ineligible to play in the ALCS, so the Indians are willing to wait things out.
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 08:55:00 AM

Indians manager Terry Francona said before Monday's ALDS Game 4 that Edwin Encarnacion (ankle) is "working towards" being available as a pinch-hitter.

Tito wouldn't commit either way, though. "If you see him strolling up to the plate, he's available," the skipper said. Encarnacion hasn't started the last two contests after spraining his right ankle in Game 2, and it's unclear whether he has a shot to start Game 5.
Mon, Oct 9, 2017 04:55:00 PM

Edwin Encarnacion (ankle) is absent from the Indians' lineup again for Game 4 of the ALDS against the Yankees on Monday.

It's not a big surprise. Encarnacion sprained his right ankle on Friday and was reportedly still using a walking boot and crutches on Sunday. He's being called day-to-day, but it's unclear when he'll realistically be able to return to action. The full lineup for Cleveland: Francisco Lindor SS, Jason Kipnis CF, Jose Ramirez 2B, Jay Bruce RF, Carlos Santana 1B, Michael Brantley DH, Lonnie Chisenhall LF, Roberto Perez C, Giovanny Urshela 3B. Trevor Bauer will start on short rest for the Indians while Luis Severino will pitch for the Yankees.
Mon, Oct 9, 2017 03:47:00 PM

According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN, Edwin Encarnacion (ankle) still had a walking boot and crutches when the left the clubhouse on Sunday night.

Encarnacion sat out Game 3 on Sunday after he sprained his right ankle during Friday's game. The Indians are calling him day-to-day, but he appears to be a longshot to play in Game 4 on Monday.
Mon, Oct 9, 2017 09:53:00 AM

Indians' manager Terry Francona indicated that Edwin Encarnacion (ankle) will not be available off the bench for Sunday's Game 3 of the ALDS.

The veteran slugger sustained a bad ankle sprain during Friday's game against the Yankees, so the fact that he isn't ready to return yet isn't surprising. Michael Brantley is serving as the club's DH on Sunday against Masahiro Tanaka and the Yankees.
Sun, Oct 8, 2017 05:15:00 PM

Edwin Encarnacion (ankle) is not in the Indians' lineup for Game 3 of the ALDS against the Yankees.

Encarnacion suffered an ankle sprain during Friday's game and is considered day-to-day. Here's how the Indians will lineup up without him against Masahiro Tanaka and the Yankees on Sunday: Francisco Lindor SS, Jason Kipnis CF, Jose Ramirez 2B, Jay Bruce RF, Carlos Santana 1B, Austin Jackson LF, Michael Brantley DH, Roberto Perez C, Giovanny Urshela 3B.
Sun, Oct 8, 2017 04:34:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
1B1Yonder Alonso
2B1Jason Kipnis
2Erik Gonzalez
SS1Francisco Lindor
3B1Jose Ramirez
2Giovanny Urshela
LF1Michael Brantley
CF1Bradley Zimmer
2Rajai Davis
3Greg Allen
RF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Brandon Guyer
3Tyler Naquin
DH1Edwin Encarnacion
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Trevor Bauer
4Mike Clevinger
5Josh Tomlin
6Danny Salazar
7Ryan Merritt
8Cody Anderson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Andrew Miller
3Nick Goody
4Tyler Olson
5Dan Otero
6Zach McAllister
7Matt Belisle