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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 (quad) suffered a minor setback in his recovery on Friday while swinging a bat in Florida.
The Blue Jays will ease off of him for the next couple of days before he resumes full baseball activities. He had been expected to be activated from the disabled list next week, though that timetable is likely to be pushed back with this setback. Jul 26 - 12:34 PM

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FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Blue Jays think Edwin Encarnacion (quad) could be activated from the disabled list next week.

Encarnacion resumed taking batting practice and fielding ground balls this week and evidently did it with no complications. The slugger has been on the shelf since early July with a strained right quad but is poised to rejoin the Blue Jays' lineup soon as the club continues a playoff push.
Jul 23 - 11:27 AM

Edwin Encarnacion (quad) is scheduled to take batting practice and field ground balls Tuesday in Florida.

Encarnacion is currently working his way back from a strained right quad. It was estimated that he would miss around 2-4 weeks at the time of the injury and he's already at the low-end of that timetable right now.
Jul 21 - 4:31 PM

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Friday that there's no timetable for Edwin Encarnacion's (quad) return.

He did reveal, however, that Encarnacion is improving. FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reported earlier this month that Encarnacion's strained right quad was expected to sideline him for 2-4 weeks, and it sounds like it will be closer to the long end of that timetable.
Jul 18 - 4:44 PM

Blue Jays placed 1B Edwin Encarnacion on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right quad.

Encarnacion suffered the quad injury Saturday while trying to beat out a double play relay throw at first base and could be out for up to four weeks. The slugger boasts a .277/.368/.591 batting line with 26 home runs and 70 RBI in 88 games this season. It's obviously a big loss for the Blue Jays.
Jul 7 - 3:31 PM

Jon Morosi of FOX Sports 1 reports that Edwin Encarnacion will miss 2-4 weeks with his strained quadriceps.

According to Morosi, a trip to the disabled list is a certainty. That timeframe could change slightly depending on his evaluation in a couple of days, but fantasy owners need to find an alternative option for at least the next couple of weeks.
Jul 6 - 8:59 PM

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Sunday that it's "likely" Edwin Encarnacion will require a trip to the disabled list for his strained quadriceps.

The team plans to wait a couple of days though to see how he responds to treatment before making a final determination. It's likely that the Jays slugger will be sidelined for a couple of weeks, so fantasy owners should plan accordingly.
Jul 6 - 8:06 PM

Edwin Encarnacion was diagnosed with a right quadriceps strain.

That's all the detail that the Blue Jays were willing to provide on his status at the moment. It's likely that they'll give him a day or two to see how it responds before making a decision as to whether he'll warrant a trip to the disabled list.
Jul 6 - 5:57 PM

Edwin Encarnacion left Saturday's game versus the A's with right quadriceps soreness.

Encarnacion injured his right quad after trying to beat out a double play relay in the first inning. The injury looked pretty serious -- two trainers had to help him off the field. The Blue Jays are probably being vague with this initial diagnosis of soreness until they run him through a range of tests. A stint on the 15-day disabled list could very well be on the horizon.
Jul 5 - 11:00 PM

Edwin Encarnacion suffered an apparent hamstring injury in Saturday's game against the Athletics.

Encarnacion was trying to beat out a double play relay when he pulled up lame at first base in the top of the first inning. He had to be helped off the field by two trainers and will presumably be headed to the disabled list. Adam Lind entered the game for him.
Jul 5 - 10:21 PM

Edwin Encarnacion launched a three-run, walk-off home run in the ninth inning of Wednesday's win over the Brewers.

The Brewers looked like they were going to get out of a two-on, no-out jam when Anthony Gose bunted into a forceout and Darin Mastroianni struck out. Encarnacion saved the day, though, with a laser into the left field seats. The longball was his 26th of the season, and he also singled earlier in the day. With a .281/.370/.603 batting line and 69 RBI to go along with his 26 bombs, Encarnacion will certainly be part of the All-Star game in a couple weeks.
Jul 2 - 4:10 PM

Edwin Encarnacion is starting in left field for the Blue Jays Wednesday.

The Jays are limiting Jose Bautista to the designated hitter spot as he nurses a mild hamstring ailment, so that means using Encarnacion at a less than ideal position. Left field isn't completely foreign to E5, as he played three games there -- starting two of them -- in 2012. It's a nice little boost for those that might play in a single-game eligibility league.
Jul 2 - 10:03 AM

Edwin Encarnacion went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 5-4 loss to the White Sox.

Encarnacion and Jose Abreu were playing a game of "Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better" on Friday, as Encarnacion answered Jose Abreu's fifth inning solo shot (Abreu's 24th) with a solo home run of his own an inning later. Abreu then promptly homered in the seventh. So it goes. Encarnacion has knocked in 65 runs on the year to go with the 25 home runs. He's slashing .277/.360/.599.
Jun 27 - 10:23 PM

Edwin Encarnacion singled and smacked a solo homer in Sunday's loss to the Reds.

Encarnacion's 24th homer of the season came in the eighth inning, cutting the Reds' lead to one, but the Blue Jays wound up falling short. The first baseman went deep three times over the weekend against his former team and has homered four times over his last four contests.
Jun 22 - 4:35 PM

Edwin Encarnacion homered twice and drove in six runs in a 14-9 comeback victory over the Reds on Friday.

The Blue Jays trailed 8-0 and 9-3 in this one, but battled all the way back to win rather comfortably. It was the second-biggest comeback victory in franchise history. Encarnacion had a three-run homer in the third inning and added another one in the ninth inning to provide some extra insurance. It was his sixth multi-homer game of the season. He now leads the majors with 23 home runs and 62 RBI.
Jun 21 - 12:01 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Dioner Navarro
2Josh Thole
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2Dan Johnson
2B1Maicer Izturis
2Steve Tolleson
3Munenori Kawasaki
SS1Jose Reyes
3B1Brett Lawrie
2Juan Francisco
LF1Melky Cabrera
CF1Colby Rasmus
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Adam Lind
2Nolan Reimold
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1R.A. Dickey
2Brandon Morrow
3Mark Buehrle
4Drew Hutchison
5J.A. Happ
6Marcus Stroman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Casey Janssen
2Aaron Loup
3Brett Cecil
4Dustin McGowan
5Todd Redmond
6Rob Rasmussen
7Aaron Sanchez