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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: 11 | Salary: $8,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 100/98 | Average Draft Position: 25.25
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Blue Jays DH Edwin Encarnacion goes deep again in victory


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(5/24/2015) Designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion continued his torrid May, blasting a home run into the second deck Sunday as the Blue Jays rolled to an 8-2 victory over the Mariners. 

Encarnacion's fifth-inning shot gave Toronto a 4-1 advantage. The slugger has eight of his 12 home runs in May, including three in his last four games, to move into third place in the American League in homers.

His 32 RBIs are tied for fourth in the AL, and he has driven in at least one run in six of his last 10 contests. 


Edwin Encarnacion hits two-run homer for Blue Jays


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2015) Blue Jays designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion hit a two-run home run in Sunday's win over Seattle.

Encarnacion went deep in the fifth inning, helping to erase a Seattle lead. It was his twelfth homer and gave him 32 RBI on the year.

Encarnacion went 2 for 4, walked and scored twice.

With a week left in the month, Encarnacion has eight home runs in the month of May.


Jose Bautista out of Blue Jays' lineup after cortisone shot


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2015) Blue Jays DH Jose Bautista received a cortisone shot in his shoulder, per Toronto's 590 AM. Bautista is out of the lineup Sunday and will likely miss Monday as well. 

Edwin Encarnacion moves to DH from first base to replace Bautista, with Justin Smoak getting the start at first. 

Munenori Kawasaki also gets his second start of the year second base, replacing Steve Tolleson

Danny Valencia also gets a rest. Chris Colabello moves over from right field to left to replace him. Ezequiel Carrera replaces Colabello in right. 


Blue Jays still creating a plan to keep Bautista, Encarnacion


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/22/2015) The Blue Jays want to lock up designated hitter Jose Bautista and first baseman Edwin Encarnacion to long-term extensions, but have yet to come up with a plan, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Both Bautista and Encarnacion are under contract through at least 2015.

Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion, Danny Valencia both homer


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2015) The Blue Jays got a home run each from Edwin Encarnacion and Danny Valencia in their 8-4 win over the Angels on Thursday. 

For Encarnacion, that's his 10th home run of the season. Encarnacion's shot was of the three-run variety and occurred in the bottom of the fifth inning. The homer also scored Steve Tolleson and Jose Bautista. 

This snapped a two-game hitless streak for Encarnacion. He finished the game 1 for 4 but struck out twice. He now holds a slash line of .231/.315/.455. 

Valencia hit his first home run of the season, a solo shot, which happened in the third inning. He finished 1 for 4 and is now hitting .339/.350/.508. Valencia has now recorded a hit in four consecutive games. 


Edwin Encarnacion's ninth-inning HR not enough in Blue Jays' loss


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/16/2015) Edwin Encarnacion cracked a two-run homer in the ninth inning Saturday, cutting the Blue Jays' deficit to 6-5, before ultimately falling to the Astros.

The homer was Encarnacion's ninth of the season and fourth over his last five games.

Blue Jays 1B Edwin Encarnacion set to sit Saturday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/16/2015) Blue Jays slugger Edwin Encarnacion is out of the lineup Saturday in Houston. It remains to be seen if his absence is related to injury. He was seen with an icepack on his knee Friday night, per Sportsnet.

If his knee is hurting, it's certainly not affecting his power. He has four home runs in the last seven games. He has nine runs and eight RBI in his last eight games.


Edwin Encarnacion homers again for Blue Jays


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2015) Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion hit his third home run in the last three games in Thursday's loss to Houston. 

Encarnacion went 1 for 4, lifting his average to .237. He hit his eighth home run and drove in his 22nd run.


Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion hits two home runs in Tuesday's win


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2015) Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion hit two home runs in Tuesday's win over Baltimore. 

Encarnacion hit a solo shot in the sixth inning and a two-run homer in the seventh. He went 2 for 4, improving his average to .244. He now has seven home runs on the year, with 21 RBI.


Blue Jays to sit Bautista on Monday, start Carrera in left


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/11/2015) The Blue Jays will sit outfielder/designated hitter Jose Bautista Monday in Baltimore and set their outfield with Chris Colabello in right field, Ezequiel Carrera in left and start Edwin Encarnacion at DH.

Bautista, who has been dealing with a sore shoulder, has started 12 of the last 13 games for the Blue Jays at DH.

Bautista has also struggled against the Orioles starting pitcher for Monday, Ubaldo Jimenez, going 2 for 29 in his career. 

Carrera will make his first start of the season in left, as all six of his starts this season have been in right.


Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion homers, steals base Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/9/2015) Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion went 2 for 3 with two walks, a three-run home run and a stolen base in his team's 7-1 win over the Red Sox Saturday.

Encarnacion drew a walk in the first inning and stole a base after second opened up on a sacrifice fly. He walked again in the second inning before adding his three-run blast in the fourth. The first baseman singled in his next time to the plate before the Red Sox were finally able to get him out late in the game.

"I've been seeing the ball better, I've been making the adjustment and looking for my pitch," Encarnacion said to MLB.com. "I haven't been swinging at too many pitches out of the strike zone and I've been looking for my pitch and I haven't been missing it."

Encarnacion has hit .239/.305/.410 with five home runs and 18 RBI in 117 at-bats.

"I do think early on in the season he was probably too aggressive," Gibbons said. "One thing that makes him stand out, he's a lot like [Jose] Bautista, for guys who hit a lot of home runs, they don't strike out much. That's what separates them from most power hitters."


Donaldson moves into leadoff spot for Blue Jays as Travis gets day off


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/1/2015) With Jose Reyes on the disabled list and Devon Travis getting his second day off this season, Blue Jays manager John Gibbons decided to shake up his lineup Friday against the Indians.

Josh Donaldson, Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion all moved up one spot in the lineup, which meant Donaldson moved into the leadoff spot. It was the first time in Donaldson's career he hit leadoff.

Russell Martin moved into the cleanup spot, which is usually where Encarnacion bats. He was followed by Kevin Pillar, Michael Saunders, Dalton Pompey, Ryan Goins (who started for Travis) and Jonathan Diaz.


Gibbons on Edwin Encarnacion in May: 'Release the beast!'


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/29/2015) It's no coincidence that the recent struggles of the Blue Jays have coincided with the recent struggles of first baseman Edwin Encarnacion. But John Gibbons is optimistic that the flip of the calendar from April to May will unleash the slugger.

"It's turning into his month here soon," Gibbons told the Toronto Star. "Release the beast!"

Encarnacion has one measly single in 24 plate appearances since slugging two homers on April 21. But May was certainly his month in 2014. He hit 16 homers to tie Mickey Mantle for the American League May record and drove in a ridiculous 33. Encarnacion can only hope for a repeat.

"I've never seen something like that in my career, the way I was last May," said Encarnacion, who added that he has no idea why he's traditionally a slow starter. "I hope I have a great May this year, too, so I'm excited.

April is his least productive month. His career OPS in April is .770, nearly 80 points below his average for the other months combined.


Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion cranks two home runs


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2015) Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion went 2 for 5 at the plate Tuesday in Toronto's 13-6 win over the Orioles.

Encarnacion got things going early when he ripped the first pitch he saw from Bud Norris over the center field wall for a solo home run, his third of the year. Then in the sixth, Encarnacion did it again, leading off with a solo home run off Brian Matusz over the left field wall.

Encarnacion is now hitting .218 with eight RBI in 55 at-bats this season.


Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion struggling during homestand


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2015) Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion is just 3 for 26 with one double during his current homestand, batting .115/.200/.154 in his last six games.

Encarnacion racked up two home runs in his first three games of the season but has struggled since, and he endured an 0-for-14 stretch in four games last week before picking things up slightly this past weekend. The Blue Jays kick off a three-game home series against the Orioles Tuesday before hitting the road.

Encarnacion has hit .200/.250/.340 with two home runs and six RBI in 50 at-bats.


Blue Jays first baseman Justin Smoak back in the lineup Monday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2015) Blue Jays first baseman Justin Smoak will return to the lineup Monday, allowing Edwin Encarnacion to move to designated hitter and pushing Dioner Navarro to the bench, the team announced.

Smoak, who will hit sixth in the order, has started three games so far this season and is hitting .273 with a double in 12 plate appearances.  

The Blue Jays are currently the favorites (-140) over the Rays Monday.


Edwin Encarnacion drives in Blue Jays' only run


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/11/2015) Edwin Encarnacion saved the Blue Jays from getting shut out with a ninth-inning RBI single in Baltimore's 7-1 win. 

Encarnacion went one for four and singled off of closer Zach Britton with two outs in the ninth to drive in the only run of the game for Toronto. 


Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion homers for second time this year


by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(4/9/2015) Blue Jays designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion homered in the team's 6-3 victory over the Yankees on Thursday. He now has two home runs under his belt this season.

Encarnacion went 2 for 4 at the plate with two runs scored and a single in addition to his homer. 


Blue Jays first baseman Justin Smoak to make season debut


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2015) Blue Jays first baseman Justin Smoak will make his first start of the year Wednesday against the Yankees, batting eighth, allowing Edwin Encarnacion to move to designated hitter, reports SportsNet.

Smoak, who came in as a defensive replacement Monday, is hitting .250/.346/.353 in his career against the Yankees with two home runs and six RBI. The Yankees are the favorites (-125) over the Blue Jays Wednesday.


Edwin Encarnacion's two-run homer leads Blue Jays


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/6/2015) Edwin Encarnacion hit a two-run home run to key a five-run third inning as the Blue Jays posted an Opening Day win over the Yankees. 

Batting cleanup, Encarnacion went one for four, striking out twice. His third-inning shot gave the Jays a 5-0 lead over Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka. 

"I've been seeing a lot of pitches, and I've been aggressive in the strike zone looking for my pitch," Encarnacion said, per MLB.com. "It felt good, I've been seeing the ball good."


Blue Jays' Encarnacion returns to spring lineup Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2015) Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion was back in the spring lineup Thursday against the Phillies for the first time since March 8. He had been sidelined due to a back injury.

He went 0 for 1 with two walks. Encarnacion has gone hitless in seven at-bats this spring. He has four walks in four games.


Edwin Encarnacion targeting spring game action on Friday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2015) Instead of playing in a Grapefruit League game on Thursday, Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion will test his injured back once more in a minor-league game before getting into a spring game on Friday, according to Sportsnet.ca.

Blue Jays' Encarnacion could see Grapefruit League action Thursday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/24/2015) Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion will test his injured back as a DH in a minor-league game on Tuesday, with the anticipation of playing in a Grapefruit League as early as Thursday, according to MLB.com. Encarnacion does not appear concerned about his injury and anticipates being ready for Opening Day against the Yankees on April 6.

Encarnacion not expected to play in minor-league game until Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/21/2015) Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion (back) will take batting practice over the weekend and might DH in a minor-league game Tuesday, according to the Toronto Star. Encarnacion said Friday he was hoping to get into a minor-league game this weekend.

Blue Jays' Encarnacion might play in minor-league game this weekend


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/20/2015) Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion (back) said he felt great taking batting practice, per Sportsnet.ca. He is hoping to play in a minor-league game this weekend.