Edwin Encarnacion RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Source: Red Sox ‘probably’ not going to be finalist for Edwin Encarnacion

    WEEI Boston "It was trending this way for the last month, but now it looks like there will be some certainty very soon. According to a major league source, the Red Sox are “probably” not going to be a finalist for the services of free agent first baseman/designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion. Encarnacion’s..." November 30

  • Encarnacion's agent says Jays 'showing Edwin the most love'

    TSN "Edwin Encarnacion’s agent says the Toronto Blue Jays free-agent first baseman will probably sign a contract later this week or early next week, and that the Blue Jays are “showing Edwin the most love.” Paul Kinzer told TSN in an interview Tuesday that three teams have told him that they’re..." November 29

  • Red Sox, Yankees among teams still discussing Encarnacion

    Mass Live "Boston Globe national baseball reporter Nick Cafardo wrote in his Sunday notes column that the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox are among multiple teams interested in free agent slugger Edwin Encarnacion. Cafardo noted: There's "a healthy amount" of interest in the slugger, according to..." November 28

  • 5 reasons Edwin's big bat is in high demand

    MLB.com "Edwin Encarnacion is the most powerful bat on the free-agent market this offseason, and his consistent slugging in Toronto the past five years is sure to have multiple teams calling. Encarnacion, who helped lead the Blue Jays to a second consecutive American League Championship Series..." November 27

  • Blue Jays bid $80 million for Encarnacion, remain interested

    Fanrag Sports "The Jays offered their own star free agent slugger Edwin Encarnacion about $80 million over four years, according to sources, and they remain interested in retaining Encarnacion even after signing free agent hitter Kendrys Morales. The Jays didn’t entice Encarnacion to make a quick decision to..." November 21

  • Jays keep door open for Bautista, Encarnacion, Saunders

    Toronto Star "Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins denied on Friday that the signing of designated hitter Kendrys Morales spells the end of the club’s interest in free-agents Edwin Encarnacion and Jose Bautista. The Morales signing — three years, $33 million — was officially announced on the day that all..." November 19

  • Blue Jays GM: Morales deal doesn't eliminate re-signing Edwin

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays had long admired Kendrys Morales from afar, so when the chance to sign him presented itself early in the off-season, they moved quickly. Impressed by Morales’ long track record of offensive consistency and intrigued by his potential in a hitter-friendly park, GM Ross..." November 19

  • Encarnacion’s agent: ‘Door still open’ for return to Blue Jays

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays and Edwin Encarnacion may have hit a snag in contract negotiations, but a return to the team still seems to be possible for the slugger. In an appearance on Tim & Sid Thursday, Encarnacion’s agent, Paul Kinzer, said he and Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins are still..." November 18

  • Yankees looking seriously at Encarnacion, Beltran

    Fanrag Sports "With Brian McCann off the books, the New York Yankees are seriously looking at top DHs now, including Carlos Beltran and Edwin Encarnacion, among others, sources say. Beltran is a guy they are familiar with and like very much, and it wouldn’t be a shock if the Yankees bring him back. Beltran, a..." November 18

  • Bautista and Encarnacion reject qualifying offers from Blue Jays

    Sportsnet "Sluggers Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion have rejected qualifying offers from the Toronto Blue Jays. They had one week to decide whether to accept or decline the one-year offer worth US$17.2 million. When a player declines a qualifying offer and signs elsewhere as a free agent, his former..." November 14

  • Red Sox not in on Edwin Encarnacion?

    WEEI Boston "He was the guy David Ortiz endorsed to be his heir apparent. He was the free agent most everybody was quick to suggest would be the Red Sox' chief offseason target. Yet, 1 1/2 weeks into the offseason, Edwin Encarnacion seems to live on the distant outskirts of Dave Dombrowski's..." November 14

  • Agent: Edwin Encarnacion still talking to Blue Jays

    Larry Brown Sports "Despite the addition of Kendrys Morales, the Toronto Blue Jays are still keeping one eye on the Edwin Encarnacion situation. Encarnacion’s agent, Paul Kinzer, told TSN’s Rick Westhead that he was still in contact with the Blue Jays, and that he believed his client could handle first base." November 13

  • Encarnacion’s return to Blue Jays unlikely after Morales signing

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays began retooling their lineup by reaching agreement on a $33-million, three-year contract with Kendrys Morales pending a physical, a move that that essentially parts ways with Edwin Encarnacion and sets up Justin Smoak to see plenty of action at first base. The deal, as..." November 12

  • Blue Jays’ Kendrys Morales deal could have implications for Encarnacion, Bautista

    The Comeback "The Toronto Blue Jays dipped into the early free agent market, signing Kendrys Morales to a three-year, $33 million contract. It’s not the most notable move on paper. The 33-year-old is a slow, DH-only slugger. Morales had back-to-back solid seasons with the Kansas City Royals, hitting 52 home..." November 12

  • Encarnacion’s agent: Decision on where he’ll sign could come soon

    Sportsnet "Blue Jays fans are no doubt anxious about the future of free agent Edwin Encarnacion, but they might not have to wait much longer for his decision, according to his agent. Paul Kinzer joined The Jeff Blair Show on Thursday and said the slugger could quickly decide where he’ll sign, possibly..." November 10

  • Blue Jays seriously weighing options outside Encarnacion, Bautista

    Sportsnet "Over the course of three days in the desert what’s become apparent at the GM meetings is that after an initial push to re-sign Edwin Encarnacion, the Toronto Blue Jays are very much taking a long, hard look at their other options. General manager Ross Atkins spent a good chunk of his day..." November 10

  • Astros want Miguel Cabrera or Edwin Encarnacion

    CBS Sports "The Houston Astros are of course in contending mode and in 2017 will have legitimate designs on the AL West title. The 2016 season was something of a disappointment following the strides made the year prior, and to the end of shoring up those roster weaknesses, GM Jeff Luhnow apparently has..." November 10

  • Red Sox aren’t serious players for Edwin Encarnacion

    Larry Brown Sports "Pump the brakes on the Edwin Encarnacion in Beantown talk for now. According to a report by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports on Tuesday, the Boston Red Sox aren’t considered serious players at the moment for Toronto Blue Jays free agent slugger Edwin Encarnacion. Instead, they are said to be..." November 09

  • Edwin Encarnacion best ‘pure hitter’ on the market

    Sportsnet "Each day that passes without a deal between the Blue Jays and Edwin Encarnacion makes it less likely that the slugger will sign with Toronto, says Jon Morosi. The FOX Sports/MLB Network insider joined Dean Blundell and Co. on Sportsnet 590 The Fan Wednesday morning to discuss free agency and..." November 09

  • Re-signing Edwin Encarnacion is Blue Jays GM Ross Atkins’ top priority

    Toronto Sun "On one side, the Toronto Blue Jays would love a quick resolution to the Edwin Encarnacion sweepstakes, allowing them to move on to the next chore on a lengthy off-season to-do list. On the other side, Encarnacion’s camp seems to be waiting for the market to unfold to see exactly how many dollar..." November 09

  • Blue Jays extend qualifying offers to Encarnacion, Bautista

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays have extended $17.2 million qualifying offers to free agents Edwin Encarnacion and Jose Bautista but not to Michael Saunders, who is free to sign with other clubs without the penalty of a compensatory draft pick. The offers, made ahead of Monday’s 5 p.m. ET deadline, will..." November 07

  • Agent: No 'serious' talks yet between Blue Jays, Encarnacion

    Toronto Sun "Are the Blue Jays serious about bringing back Edwin Encarnacion? It sure doesn’t seem that way. Three days into their five-day exclusive negotiating window with the free agent first baseman and the Jays have had conversations with Encarnacion’s agent, Paul Kinzer, but no offer of consequence..." November 06

  • Red Sox could target Edwin Encarnacion in free agency

    Boston Herald "The Red Sox’ lavish winter of a year ago could never be an annual blueprint, not even for George Steinbrenner. Teams have neither the resources nor the need to land guys like David Price and Craig Kimbrel every offseason. From that vantage, this winter was always bound to seem tame for the..." November 06