Edwin Encarnacion RUMORS & NEWS

  • Terry Francona: Encarnacion is 'getting more dangerous'

    MLB.com "The Indians have been waiting for big offseason acquisition Edwin Encarnacion to let his power emerge. Encarnacion broke it out in a big way on Tuesday as he slugged two home runs in Cleveland's 8-7 win over the Reds to help split the two Ohio Cup games at Great American Ball Park. "I think..." May 24

  • Cleveland Indians' Edwin Encarnacion excited about return to Toronto

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Edwin Encarnacion says he’ll be ready for anything when he returns to Toronto on Monday night with the Indians for a three-game series against his old team. “The fans used to like me there, but I don’t know,” said Encarnacion, when asked what kind of reception he’s expecting. “We’ll have to..." May 08

  • Encarnacion looking to maintain 100-RBI streak with Indians

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "At first, Edwin Encarnacion wasn't sure he wanted to talk. It was not a matter of being rude. By nature, Encarnacion is shy. The Cleveland Indians power hitter is trying to quietly fit into his new team. Encarnacion knows he's the most expensive free agent signing in Tribe history. He..." March 22

  • Encarnacion: Blue Jays were ‘too hasty’ with free agent decision

    Sportsnet "For the first time in years Edwin Encarnacion is not in Blue Jays camp for spring training. But the new Cleveland Indians slugger maintains that Toronto was his first choice and says the Blue Jays were “too hasty” during his free agency this past off-season. “Toronto was always my first option,..." February 21

  • Cleveland Indians invite Wily Mo Pena to camp at suggestion of Edwin Encarnacion

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Yes, the Indians have invited Wily Mo Pena to spring training. No, he will not be reporting to big-league camp. Yes, he will be reporting with the organization's minor leaguers. So just why is Pena, 35, a veteran of eight big-league seasons coming to camp at all? Well, it seems the Indians are..." February 03

  • There is an attendance incentive in Edwin Encarnacion’s contract

    Sportsnet "If Edwin Encarnacion‘s new contract with the Cleveland Indians results in more fans in the seats at Progressive Field, the former Toronto Blue Jays star will earn some extra cash. According to a Thursday report from Jon Heyman, Encarnacion’s guaranteed three-year, $60-million contract includes..." January 06

  • Did the Blue Jays misread the market on Edwin Encarnacion?

    Fox Sports "The one thing that remains puzzling about the Blue Jays’ handling of Edwin Encarnacion is the team’s quick pivot to Kendrys Morales in free agency. If Encarnacion’s agent, Paul Kinzer, made a questionable decision by failing to seize upon the Jays’ initial four-year, $80 million offer, didn’t..." January 06

  • Encarnacion: Moving on from Blue Jays 'very hard for me'

    MSN.com "Edwin Encarnacion officially moved on from the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday when the Cleveland Indians announced their three-year deal with the slugger and unveiled him at a press conference. While Encarnacion discussed a number of topics Thursday - including why he made the decision to join..." January 05

  • Beane calls Athletics' pursuit of Encarnacion 'a lot of fun'

    CSN Bay Area "Having lost out on the Edwin Encarnacion sweepstakes, Billy Beane hardly sounded like a man scorned while discussing the topic Friday night. The A’s top baseball official led Oakland’s surprising big-money run at signing Encarnacion, the three-time All-Star slugger who eventually wound up..." December 24

  • Cleveland Indians sell nearly 200 season tickets in one day following Edwin Encarnacion deal

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The agreement between the Indians and free agent slugger Edwin Encarnacion has caught the interest of the paying public. The Indians' offices were scheduled to close for the holidays Friday, but when news broke Thursday night that Encarnacion was coming to Cleveland on a three-year, $60 million..." December 24

  • Edwin Encarnacion’s Indians deal was finalized at Six Flags and The Nutcracker

    Fox Sports "Edwin Encarnacion on Thursday agreed to a 3-year deal with the Cleveland Indians worth $60 million in a big free-agent coup for the defending American League champions. That and some finer points about the contract breakdown are usually about all the information we get from the inside on these..." December 23

  • Encarnacion turned down $50M from Athletics

    ESPN "It took Billy Beane to get things moving. The Cleveland Indians stepped up with an uncharacteristically big offer to land Edwin Encarnacion as a free agent. But it took a late push from the Oakland A's head honcho to get things moving and push the Indians' negotiations over the..." December 23

  • Agent: Encarnacion turned down more money to sign with Indians

    TSN "Edwin Encarnacion’s agent says the former Toronto Blue Jays slugger turned down more money to agree to a three-year, $60-million contract with Cleveland Indians. Paul Kinzer told TSN.ca he was with family at a Six Flags amusement park on Thursday night when he reached the deal with..." December 23

  • Edwin Encarnacion’s contract a good sign for Cleveland, baseball

    Fox Sports "Score one for revenue sharing. The Indians, who ranked 28th in home attendance last season, reached agreement on a three-year, $60 million contract Thursday with free-agent slugger Edwin Encarnacion, according to major-league sources. The Athletics, who ranked 29th, also were prominent in the..." December 23

  • Cleveland Indians sign Edwin Encarnacion to three-year contract

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians went for the shiny, expensive gift this holiday season. Now, they'll have slugger Edwin Encarnacion to plug in to the middle of their lineup. The Tribe has reportedly agreed to terms with the veteran power hitter on a three-year contract worth about $60 million. The deal includes an..." December 22

  • Edwin Encarnacion's agent says six teams have made offers

    CBS Sports "Veteran free agent slugger Edwin Encarnacion, most recently of the Blue Jays, remains unsigned at this writing. To hear E.E.'s agent tell it, though, it's not because of a lack of interest ... Encarnacion's going into his age-34 campaign, and he's a strict first baseman/DH. On the other hand,..." December 22

  • Indians 'pulling out all the stops' for Encarnacion

    Fanrag Sports "Star free agent slugger Edwin Encarnacion has three- and four-year offers from at least five teams, his agent, Paul Kinzer, said in an interview with FanRag Sports Wednesday. Kinzer declined to name any teams involved in the current bidding, but sources suggest the Indians are “pulling out all..." December 21

  • Encarnacion realizing he ‘probably won’t be a Blue Jay’

    Sportsnet "Edwin Encarnacion is arriving at the conclusion that his days as a member of the Toronto Blue Jays are likely behind him, says agent Paul Kinzer. “The realization that he probably won’t be a Blue Jay” has started to sink in, Kinzer told The Jeff Blair Show on Sportsnet 590 The Fan Wednesday...." December 21

  • Edwin’s top choice is still Toronto

    Sportsnet "Edwin Encarnacion’s agent Paul Kinzer joined the Jeff Blair Show to discuss his client’s free agent situation. Kinzer made it clear that the Toronto Blue Jays have always been the number one option for Edwin." December 21

  • Rockies 'Keeping Track' Of Edwin Encarnacion, Mark Trumbo

    Real GM Baseball "The Colorado Rockies continue to keep an eye on high-profile sluggers such as Edwin Encarnacion and Mark Trumbo, according to Jeff Bridich. "It would be stupid of us not to keep track," Bridich told MLB Network Radio." December 21

  • Encarnacion's agent continuing to discuss long-term deal with teams

    Sports On Earth "Edwin Encarnacion's decision to turn down four years and $80 million from the Blue Jays early this offseason is looking like the most massive mistake of this Hot Stove season. In a market in which Aroldis Chapman, Kenley Jansen and Mark Melancon easily surpassed $60 million worth of contractual..." December 19

  • Rangers have discussed asking price for Encarnacion with agent

    Sports Day "Could the Rangers sign Edwin Encarnacion? The short answer is: "Yes." On Wednesday, when Jon Daniels appeared on Casey Stern's nationally broadcast Sirius/XM MLB Radio Network show, he didn't flat out say the Rangers would not sign Encarnacion or any other high-profile bat. But, he also..." December 16

  • Heyman: Athletics the latest team to consider run at Edwin Encarnacion

    Fanrag Sports "The Oakland A’s are thinking about stepping out of their small-market persona and are at least considering a run at Edwin Encarnacion, the top free agent remaining on the market. Encarnacion is fielding interest from several teams, and some of them are just bargain hunting since the great..." December 16

  • Encarnacion's agent not panicking: 'He and I are patient'

    TSN "A return to the Toronto Blue Jays for slugger Edwin Encarnacion still seems unlikely according to reports, but the Jays haven't closed the door completely. According to MLB Network Insider Jon Heyman, the Jays are at least monitoring Encarnacion and remain in touch with his agents. Heyman adds..." December 08

  • Indians, Edwin Encarnacion talking about multiyear deal

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians are negotiating with free agent slugger Edwin Encarnacion about a multiyear deal. The deal might not happen. It might fall apart in the days to come, but right now the talks have traction. Encarnacion reportedly turned down an estimated four-year $80 million offer to stay with..." December 06

  • Blue Jays are out on Encarnacion

    TSN "According to TSN Baseball Insider Steve Phillips, the Toronto Blue Jays will not be re-signing Edwin Encarnacion. The Jays reportedly offered Encarnacion a four-year, $80 million contract earlier this off-season. The Blue Jays signed utility hitter Steve Pearce earlier Monday, who could..." December 05

  • What's happened to the market for Edwin Encarnacion?

    Fox Sports "he case of free-agent first baseman Edwin Encarnacion is getting curiouser and curiouser. His suitors keep disappearing. *The Astros reached agreement with Carlos Beltran to be an outfielder/DH and currently plan to play Yuli Gurriel at first base. *The Yankees reached agreement with Matt..." December 05

  • Market thins for Edwin Encarnacion, but several fits remain

    CBS Sports "When it comes to free agent slugger Edwin Encarnacion, the market for his services may be thinning a bit. First, the Astros on Saturday reportedly agreed to terms with veteran batsman Carlos Beltran on a one-year contract. Since Beltran at this stage of his career fills the same role that..." December 04

  • Hanley won't recruit Encarnacion, Bautista while vacationing

    Boston Herald "Hanley Ramirez's first choice seems to be no choice. Or he's just being shy. The Red Sox first baseman said here Friday afternoon that he didn't care whether he plays first base or is the designated hitter in 2017. "Why you got to come up with that? I don’t care," Ramirez said. "I just want..." December 03