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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%: 100/89 | Average Draft Position: 25.06
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Edwin Encarnacion returns from DL Friday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/15/2014) The Blue Jays officially activated first baseman Edwin Encarnacion from the disabled list Friday, following his recovery from a quad injury. He is expected back in the lineup as the team begins a series with the White Sox. 

Edwin Encarnacion coming back Friday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/15/2014) Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion will be activated from the disabled list in time for Friday's game against the White Sox, reports Sportsnet.CA.

Encarnacion has been out since July 5 due to a quad injury, but has been playing in Triple-A on a rehab assignment in recent days. An officially move has yet to be announced to bring Encarnacion off the DL. 


Edwin Encarnacion expected to return Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/14/2014) Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion is expected to return to action Friday, according to the National Post

Encarnacion has been sidelined since July 5 due to a quad injury. Over 328 at-bats, he's hit .277/.368/.591. 


Edwin Encarnacion slugs grand slam in Triple-A debut


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/12/2014) Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion moved his rehab to Triple-A Buffalo Tuesday, going 1 for 4 with a grand slam while serving as the team's designated hitter.

Encarnacion is scheduled to play first base Wednesday for the first time since suffering a quad injury in early July. If things go well Wednesday, he could make his return to the Blue Jays lineup this weekend.


Edwin Encarnacion moving rehab to Triple-A


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/11/2014) Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion was removed from his rehab game with Class A Dunedin after one at-bat because of a rain delay and poor field conditions, Sportsnet.ca reports.

He will likely move his rehab to Triple-A Buffalo on Tuesday and could be back from the disabled list as early as Friday, according to MLB.com.


Edwin Encarnacion collects hit in rehab debut Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/9/2014) Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion went 1 for 3 as he began a rehab assignment with high Class A Dunedin Saturday.

Encarnacion served as the desginated hitter in his rehab debut. He has been out since July 5 due to a quad injury. If he doesn't suffer any setbacks over the next few days, he could rejoin the Blue Jays early next week.


Blue Jays deliver good news about two rehabbing stars


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/9/2014) The Blue Jays have announced that two of their standouts are making progress in rehabbing injuries, per Sportsnet.

First baseman Edwin Encarnacion, who has been sidelined since June 5 with a quad injury, is set to start a rehab assignment Saturday night at Class A Advanced Dunedin.

Meanwhile, Adam Lind will resume his rehab stint Saturday after being sidelined since Thursday with a sore back. He has been out of the Toronto lineup since July 7 with a foot injury. He could rejoin the team Monday against Seattle.


GM: Edwin Encarnacion on verge of rehab assignment


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/7/2014) General manager Alex Anthopoulos said Blue Jays slugger Edwin Encarnacion could begin a minor league rehab stint this weekend and join the team as early as midweek, Sportsnet has reported.

Encarnacion has been sidelined with a quad injury for just over a month. He went down with a fine stat line of .277/.368/.591 and 26 home runs.


Edwin Encarnacion to increase activity soon


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/5/2014) Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion has been able to hit in recent days, and continues to make progress from a quad injury.

Manager John Gibbons told SportsNet.ca Tuesday he expects Encarnacion to begin running in the next few days. There is still no more specific timetable for his potential return to action, nor whether he will ultimately require a rehab assignment before returning. 


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.