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|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||550.00||34.00||.273||97.00||91.00||5.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Tampa Bay||62||15||4|| .333|| .484|| .242|
|vs RHP||419||114||31|| .370|| .547|| .272|
|Last 10 Games|
|Edwin Encarnacion hits safely in 9 of 10 spring games |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(12:54 pm ET) Blue Jays slugger Edwin Encarnacion connected for a two-run homer off reliever Josh Lueke as part of a four-run fifth inning Wednesday against the Rays. It was Encarnacion's second home run of the spring.
"He can hit them, that's what he does for a living," Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. "Eddie's not just a slugger. He's got a great idea at the plate and he's not a free swinger either. When he gets a pitch to hit, he can burn you at any time."
Encarnacion has hit safely in 9 of 10 spring games. He's batting .310 (9 for 29) with a .586 slugging percentage, .941 OPS, two doubles, two home runs and six RBI.
|Edwin Encarnacion smashes first spring homer |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(3/3/14) Blue Jays designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion went 1 for 2 with his first home run of the spring in his team's 12-2 loss to the Twins Monday.
Encarnacion also walked once in addition to his two-run blast in the fourth inning. He has a hit in each of his first four games this spring, going 4 for 11 with one double and one home run thus far.
|Edwin Encarnacion willing to play first base |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(2/27/14) Blue Jays designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion said he's willing to play first base, according to the National Post.
There was a previous report that Encarnacion informed the club that he would not play first base. When told about the report, Encarnacion laughed, and said it was untrue. He's expected to split time with Adam Lind at first this season.
Encarnacion hit .272/.370/.534 in 530 at-bats.
|Edwin Encarnacion undergoes wrist surgery |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(9/19/13) Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion underwent successful wrist surgery on Thursday, according to TSN Radio 1050 in Toronto.
Encarnacion, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list, ending his season, will need approximately two months to recover. He finished the year with a .272/.370/.534 slash line, 36 home runs and 104 RBI in 142 games (530 at-bats).
|Blue Jays place Edwin Encarnacion on 15-day disabled list |
|by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com|
(9/18/13) The Blue Jays have placed first baseman Edwin Encarnacion on the 15-day disabled list with a wrist injury, MLB.com reports.
The move effectively ends Encarnacion's season. It was another strong performance for him, as he hit .272/.370/.534 with 36 home runs in 104 RBI in 142 games.
|Edwin Encarnacion followed up his breakout 2012 campaign with a solid 2013 -- 36 home runs, 104 RBI and a .272 average. What prospective owners have to worry about, however, is the wrist surgery Encarnacion underwent at the end of the season. He's on track to return in time for the start of the 2014 campaign, but "return" and "full strength" are two different things. Encarnacion could still be relatively weak for the earlier part of the season, so his power and average could take noticeable dips. While he's still a good bet for 30 home runs (assuming he starts the season on time without complications), it might be wise to pass on Encarnacion in drafts and go after him in a buy-low trade after the first month. He should still finish among the top 7-10 first basemen.
(Updated 1/2/14) |
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