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10 Edwin Encarnacion 1B
Height/Weight: 6-1/230 | Birthdate: 1/7/1983 | Birthplace: La Romana, DR | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Toronto | College: No College | MLB Experience: 10 | Salary: $8,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 100/7 | Average Draft Position: 25.04
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Edwin Encarnacion's setback could lead to rehab stint


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2014)  Blue Jays outfielder Edwin Encarnacion was hoping to return from a quad injury without a rehab assignment, but that is seeming more unlikely after he suffered setback Saturday.

Encarnacion will be shut down for the next few days after he felt a tweak in the quad while swinging Friday. According to MLB.com, this minor setback could be enough to push him to a rehab assignment, since he has not played since July 5.

Encarnacion was expected to return during the team's current road trip, but might have to wait until the team returns home Aug. 5 after this. 


Edwin Encarnacion suffers setback while swinging


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2014) Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion suffered a setback in his recovery from a quad injury Saturday, manager John Gibbons told SportsNet.ca.

Encarnacion, who has been out since July 5 with a quad injury, felt a twinge while swinging recently and will be shut down for the next few days. At this point, no set timetable is known for his expected return.


Edwin Encarnacion, Adam Lind might skip rehab assignments


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2014) The Blue Jays are considering activating first baseman Edwin Encarnacion (quad) and designated hitter Adam Lind (foot) as early as Monday without the players first going on minor-league rehab assignments, reports MLB.com. "If we need 'em, we need 'em," manager John Gibbons said.

The report said no decision has been made. It's possible both players will go on rehab assignments this weekend. Encarnacion and Lind continue to work out and hit at the team's facility in Dunedin, Fla.


Report: Edwin Encarnacion might be back next week


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) The Blue Jays believe slugger Edwin Encarnacion could return to the lineup as early as next week, according to Fox Sports.

Encarnacion has been sidelined since July 5 with a quad injury that landed him on the disabled list. He has accelerated his return by taking batting and fielding practice.


Edwin Encarnacion to take BP, field grounders Tuesday


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/21/2014) Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion, who's on the DL with a strained quad, will take batting practice and field ground balls Tuesday in Florida, reports the National Post. Encarnacion went on the DL on July 7.

At the time, the team said he'd be sidelined 2-4 weeks.


Blue Jays won't reveal timetable for Edwin Encarnacion's return


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/18/2014) Blue Jays manager John Gibbons told reporters prior to Friday's game against the Rangers that there's no concrete timetable for Edwin Encarnacion's return, according to Sportsnet.ca. Encarnacion was placed on the 15-day DL with a Grade 2 right quadriceps strain on July 7, and was initially expected to be sidelined 2-4 weeks. He batted .277 with 26 homers and 70 RBI in 328 at-bats before the injury.

Edwin Encarnacion goes on DL with quad strain


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/7/2014) As expected, the Blue Jays placed slugger Edwin Encarnacion on the 15-day DL with a strained right quadriceps. He'll be sidelined at least 2-4 weeks with a Grade 2 sprain, according to Fox Sports.

Encarnacion is hitting .277 with 26 homers and 70 RBI.


Report: Edwin Encarnacion expected to miss 2-4 weeks


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion will be sidelined at least 2-4 weeks with a Grade 2 strain in his right quadriceps, FOX Sports reports Sunday. He is expected to be placed on the 15-day disabled list as early as Monday.

Encarnacion batted .277 with 26 homers and 70 RBI in 328 at-bats before the injury.

American League reserves revealed for All-Star Game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) On Sunday, Major League Baseball revealed the American League reserves for the 2014 All-Star Game, which will be held on July 15 at Target Field in Minneapolis.

The following players were selected as reserves:

C Salvador Perez, Royals
C Derek Norris, Athletics
C Kurt Suzuki, Twins
1B Jose Abreu, White Sox
1B Victor Martinez, Tigers
1B Edwin Encarnacion, Blue Jays
1B/OF Brandon Moss, Athletics
2B Jose Altuve, Astros
SS Alexei Ramirez, White Sox
3B Adrian Beltre, Rangers
OF Yoenis Cespedes, Athletics
OF Alex Gordon, Royals
OF Michael Brantley, Indians

Edwin Encarnacion has Grade 2 quad strain


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion revealed he has a Grade 2 strain in his right quadriceps, Sportsnet.ca reports. He told reporters that he'll likely need two weeks to heal from the injury, more than likely leaving him out until after the All-Star break.

Encarnacion ranks third in the majors with 26 homers and second with 70 RBI.

Edwin Encarnacion has strained quad


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) An MRI revealed Blue Jays slugger Edwin Encarnacion has a strained quad. However, the team did not say how long Encarnacion will be out. He suffered the injury Saturday night.

Encarnacion ranks third in the majors with 26 homers and second with 70 RBI.


Edwin Encarnacion getting MRI


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion felt something "pop" in his right leg Saturday night and is headed for an MRI on Sunday, reports MLB.com. Encarnacion was not in Sunday's lineup and is expected to land on the disabled list.

He's hitting .277 with 26 homers and 70 RBI in 328 at-bats.


Manager believes Edwin Encarnacion is DL-bound


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) Blue Jays manager John Gibbons told reporters that he would be "very surprised" if first baseman Edwin Encarnacion doesn't land on the disabled list, Sportsnet.ca reports.

Encarnacion left Saturday's game against the A's with right quad soreness. He sustained the injury while trying to beat out a double play down the first base line in the opening frame. The team will likely reveal the extent of his injury on Sunday.


Edwin Encarnacion diagnosed with quadriceps soreness


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2014) Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion left Saturday's game with right quad soreness, the team announced.

Encarnacion appeared to be in a lot of pain after beating out a double-play attempt in the first inning. The team will likely need to conduct further testing before having some sort of timetable on his absence.


Edwin Encarnacion suffers apparent leg injury Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2014) Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion suffered an apparent leg injury in the first inning of Saturday's game and had to be helped off the field.

Encarnacion beat out a double play in the inning to pick up an RBI on a fielder's choice, but it cost him in the form of the apparent injury. He was removed for a pinch runner after spending a considerable amount of time on the ground. Encarnacion has hit .277/.368/.591 with 26 home runs and 70 RBI in 328 at-bats.


Edwin Encarnacion playing left field again Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/3/2014) Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion will get the start in left field again Thursday.

Encarnacion was a surprise start at the position Wednesday, and will draw another start Thursday. With Encarnacion in left, the team can start Jose Bautista as the designated hitter and Adam Lind at first. 

Over 320 at-bats, Encarnacion is hitting .281/.370/.603. 


Edwin Encarnacion slugs walk-off to beat Brewers


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2014) Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion did more than extend his hitting streak to 10 games Wednesday against Milwaukee. He smashed a game-winning home run with two on and two out in the ninth inning.

Encarnacion, who also walked and singled, bolstered his stat line to .281/.370/.603.


Edwin Encarnacion draws start in left field


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2014) Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said he was going to get creative with the lineup in order to have Adam Lind and Edwin Encarnacion in the lineup at the same time while Jose Bautista needs to DH because of a hamstring injury. Gibbons kept to his word Wednesday, as he had Encarnacion start in left field.

"I asked [Encarnacion] if he could do it, and he said, 'Oh yeah, I've done it before,'" Gibbons said, per MLB.com. "Eddy's words were, 'Whatever makes the team better.' That doesn't surprise me coming from him."

Encarnacion came into Wednesday having played three times in left field in his career, recording three putouts and committing zero errors.


Edwin Encarnacion OK after collision at first base


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2014) Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion said Wednesday he feels fine after getting struck in the head Tuesday by Mark Teixeira's elbow in a collision at first base. Encarnacion, who remained in the game Tuesday, said he was surprised he suffered no ill-effects from the collision.

Encarnacion, who was the DH Wednesday, is batting .436 (17 for 39) with three doubles, four home runs, nine RBI and 12 runs in his last 10 games. He had two hits Tuesday.


Edwin Encarnacion takes MLB home run lead


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2014) Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion ripped a solo homer in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Reds, giving him a major-league leading 24, one more than Baltimore's Nelson Cruz. Encarnacion also leads the majors with 63 RBI.

He went 2 for 4, upping his average to .266/.350/.595.


Edwin Encarnacion crushes two home runs Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2014) Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion hit two home runs Friday against the Reds.

Encarnacion's first shot came in the third inning. With two men on, he took a 92 mph cutter from Mat Latos out to left field for the three-run shot. He stepped to the plate in the ninth facing a similar situation. With two men on, Encarnacion took on Sam LeCure. He worked an eight-pitch at-bat before homered on a 74 mph knuckle curve. Encarnacion finished 2 for 5, with three runs scored and six RBI. He's hitting .266/.349/.592 over 282 at-bats.


Manager: Edwin Encarnacion 'getting himself out'


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2014) The hottest hitter in baseball in May has become one of the coldest as mid-June approaches. Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion has fallen into a slump.

Encarnacion is hitless in six of his last seven games and has just two hits in his last 26 at-bats. He has not had an extra-base hit until June 3. And John Gibbons has a theory.

"He's getting himself out more," Gibbons told the National Post in referring to Encarnacion chasing pitches out of the zone. Encarnacion has struck out just five times in 11 June games, but has not been hitting the ball solidly.


Edwin Encarnacion homers, reaches base three times Monday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/9/2014) Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion enjoyed another big night at the plate on Monday, launching his 20th home run of the season in his team's 5-4 win over the Twins.

Encarnacion took Ricky Nolasco deep for a three-run blast in the third inning. He added a single and finished 2 for 3 with a walk, a run scored and three RBI. He is hitting .270 with 20 homers and 53 RBI in 241 at-bats.

Edwin Encarnacion returns to first base Sunday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/8/2014) Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion will play the field Sunday.

Encarnacion has been limited to serving as the team's designated hitter due to back spasms. Encarnacion is hitting .268/.356/.596 over 235 at-bats.


Edwin Encarnacion fine for Friday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/6/2014) Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion has recovered enough from a back problem to be included in the Friday lineup against St. Louis.

Encarnacion, who missed the Thursday game with the issue, hopes he can maintain the momentum gained at the plate over the past month. He has hit safely in 14 of his last 16 games with a ridiculous 11 home runs.