Edwin Encarnacion RUMORS & NEWS

  • Jays to explore extensions for Jose Bautista, Edwin Encarnacion

    ESPN "Jose Bautista wants to play his entire career for the Toronto Blue Jays, and the team intends to explore an extension that could make that happen once both sides arrive in spring training later this month, sources told ESPN on Friday. Bautista, 35, told the Canadian Press on Thursday that he..." February 06

  • Blue Jays' new execs still getting to know Bautista, Encarnacion

    The Score "Toronto Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins is trying to familiarize himself with his new surroundings before jumping into the deep end. The first-time GM's been on the job for under two months. He and team president Mark Shapiro are looking to get acquainted with soon-to-be free-agent..." January 30

  • GM: Blue Jays want open dialogue with Bautista, Encarnacion

    Sportsnet "With just ten months remaining before Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion hit free agency, the Toronto Blue Jays are planning to have ‘open dialogue’ with the two sluggers. “We want to win and Jose and Edwin want to win,” GM Ross Atkins told Brady & Walker on Sportsnet 590 The FAN Monday...." January 11

  • Blue Jays GM: No extension offers yet to Bautista, Encarnacion

    The Score "With their roster for the 2016 campaign more or less in place, the new decision-makers in the Toronto Blue Jays' front office are now expected to direct their focus toward the future. And determining whether or not that future will include Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion - the two..." January 11

  • Edwin Encarnacion Setting Spring Training Deadline For New Deal To Be Done

    WEEI Boston "The Red Sox likely will be keeping a close eye on Edwin Encarnacion news the next few months. According to multiple major league sources, Encarnacion will commit to becoming a free agent if no extension is worked out with the Blue Jays by the end of spring training. This is notable for the..." December 07

  • Toronto Should Shop Edwin Encarnacion

    Baseball Essential "In an offseason where Chris Davis has dominated much of the speculation within the free agent market and Freddie Freeman — at least for some time — stood as a very surprising trade candidate, a number of general managers sit puzzled with exactly how they’re going to fill their club’s hole at first..." December 02

  • Blue Jays exercise options on Bautista, Dickey, Encarnacion

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays have officially exercised 2016 team options on Jose Bautista ($14 million), R.A. Dickey ($12 million) and Edwin Encarnacion ($10 million). Meanwhile, the Blue Jays declined a $3 million option for Maicer Izturis, paying a $1 million buyout instead. Bautista and..." November 03

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    Shi Davidi @ShiDavidi

    Edwin Encarnacion underwent surgery to repair a sports hernia today, will be fine for spring training. #BlueJays

  • Encarnacion in the lineup for Blue Jays in ALCS Game 2

    Sportsnet "After leaving Friday’s American League Championship Series opener with a sprained finger ligament, Edwin Encarnacion will be back in the lineup for Game 2. The Toronto Blue Jays slugger was initially listed as day-to-day, but manager John Gibbons confirmed he will return to action on Saturday..." October 18

  • Jays' Encarnacion (finger) has ligament strain, X-rays negative

    CBS Sports "Blue Jays designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion took two swings in his sixth-inning strikeout (with two on and no out) where his left hand uncharacteristically came off the bat on his follow-through. Then the Jays' athletic trainer could be seen talking to Encarnacion in the dugout afterward and..." October 17

  • Finger woes bother Edwin Encarnacion again

    Toronto Sun "As expected, Edwin Encarnacion was not in the Blue Jays lineup Tuesday at first base after re-injuring the middle finger of his left hand in the sixth inning of the second game of the doubleheader in New York on Saturday. Encarnacion did not play on Sunday in New York either and remains..." September 16

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    Gregor Chisholm @gregorMLB

    Encarnacion left tonight's game after aggravating the finger that was bothering him after the All-Star Break. Day to day for now. #BlueJays

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    Gregor Chisholm @gregorMLB

    Encarnacion said his finger is feeling a lot better today. He's giving it another day of rest but tomorrow is a possibility. #BlueJays

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    Gregor Chisholm @gregorMLB

    Encarnacion has been removed from the lineup with a jammed left middle finger. Precautionary X-rays were negative. #BlueJays

  • Toronto Blue Jays to Trade Jose Bautista or Edwin Encarnacion?

    HNGN "The Toronto Blue Jays (18-23) lead the MLB in runs scored (212), but they rank 29th in ERA (4.76) and last in starter's ERA (5.24), which can explain why they're the last place team in the American League East. Should the club consider trading one of their two top hitters for pitching help? It..." May 21

  • Edwin Encarnacion to have MRI

    TSN "The Toronto Blue Jays are shutting down first baseman/designated hitter Edwin Enacarnacion for the rest of the week due to soreness in his lower back. Encarnacion, 32, will stop any baseball activity for four or five days and get a precautionary MRI on the lower right side of his back." March 10

  • Blue Jays slugger Encarnacion to join Bisons on injury rehab

    Buffalo News "Some big news out of the Blue Jays' pregame media briefing tonight in Seattle as Toronto first baseman/designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion is leaving his injury rehab work at Class A Dunedin and coming to Buffalo to play for the Bisons, starting Tuesday night against Norfolk. (Of course, that's..." August 12

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    Stephen Whyno @SWhyno

    #BlueJays' Anthopoulos said Lawrie is out until at least September with oblique strain. Lind could be ready Monday, Encarnacion next week.

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    #BlueJays again focused on pitching - starting or relief. Believe Lind, Encarnacion, Reimold could be back next week, Lawrie in two weeks.

  • Blue Jays place All-Star Edwin Encarnacion on 15-day DL

    Bluebird Banter "No surprise here, Edwin Encarnacion has been placed on the 15-day DL with a right quadriceps strain. Please get well quick Edwin. He seems to think the 15 days will be enough, I'm guessing 3 to 4 weeks but it is just a guess Taking his place on the roster is Nolan Reimold. I hope you brought..." July 07

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    Brendan Kennedy @BKennedyStar

    Encarnacion exiting the game after getting plunked. I didn't see where he got hit, but he walked off on his own.

  • Encarnacion doesn't think wrist will be an issue

    MLB.com "Edwin Encarnacion's injured left wrist is back to full strength, and the Blue Jays' first baseman doesn't expect it to become a recurring problem again this season. Encarnacion dealt with issues in his wrist during the final two months of the 2013 season and eventually had to be shut down late..." February 22

  • Compiling this season's all-underrated team

    MLB.com "There was a time -- and it was not that long ago -- when Shin-Soo Choo was routinely labeled "underrated." A Sports Illustrated player poll in 2011 dubbed him the most underrated player in baseball. Opposing managers would routinely use the U-word when sizing up Choo's skills. When the Reds..." January 24

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    Scott MacArthur @TSNScottyMac

    Edwin Encarnacion underwent successful wrist surgery. Approx 2-month recovery time. #BlueJays #MLB

  • Blue Jays shut down Encarnacion and Cecil for rest of season

    CBS Sports "The Blue Jays have placed first baseman Edwin Encarnacion (left wrist) and left-hander Brett Cecil (elbow) on the 15-day DL. The moves end the season for both guys. Encarnacion 30 will have surgery later this week to repair cartilage damage. He missed a few games with soreness last week and has..." September 18

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    Gregor Chisholm @gregorMLB

    Encarnacion hit off a tee today will test the wrist tomorrow in BP. Hopes to return this weekend. #BlueJays

  • Jays' Encarnacion could be shut down

    Sportsnet "Edwin Encarnacion’s left wrist feels better but there’s a chance he has played his last game of the season. The first baseman has not played since Saturday’s game against the Minnesota Twins due to a left wrist strain. Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Wednesday that while Encarnacion..." September 12

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    Ben Nicholson-Smith @bnicholsonsmith

    While Edwin Encarnacion's wrist feels better he's not yet ready to play and may not have enough time to return in 2013 per John Gibbons.

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    Danny Knobler @DannyKnoblerCBS

    Rangers have continued to ask about Encarnacion and Bautista but still appears that Blue Jays won't trade either one.

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    Jason Beck @beckjason

    Edwin Encarnacion scratched from Jays lineup with left hamstring soreness.

  • Blue Jays: Bautista, Encarnacion key late rally over Rangers

    Toronto Star "The Blue Jays know they will see manager John Gibbons at the major league All-Star Game next month at New York’s Citi Field. But which Toronto player, or players, will join the skipper at the annual Midsummer Classic remains a question. With the game a month away, the Jays were in Texas on..." June 14

  • Blue Jays beat Red Sox 9-7, Encarnacion homers twice

    Toronto Star "The Jays had just given away another run on defence when Edwin Encarnacion stepped to the plate in the seventh inning, with Jose Bautista on first base. The Jays had a soul-searching players-only meeting on Sunday, promising to return to an early spring swagger. With a team searching for on-field..." May 01

  • Challenge for Edwin Encarnacion is repeating 2012 success

    Toronto Star "Edwin Encarnacion arrived at Blue Jays training camp on Saturday with a bit of swagger — a well-deserved bit of swagger. Encarnacion might be the biggest key to the Jays’ offence — if he isn’t “right,” if he doesn’t reproduce last season’s MVP-calibre numbers, then the Jays have a lineup..." February 17

  • Edwin Encarnacion Does Not Win Silver Slugger Award

    Bluebird Banter "Toronto Blue Jays designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion was the favourite coming into today to win his first Silver Slugger Award today. The award, which is appropriately a silver-plated Louisville Slugger bat replica, is granted to the best offensive player at each position in each league...." November 08

  • The Season that Was: Edwin Encarnacion

    Bluebird Banter "Edwin Encarnacion is one of those guys that always has drawn strong opinions around here. This year, Edwin was easily our MVP and should get some AL MVP votes. I've always liked him, but I didn't figure we'd see this sort of season from the guy. It was nice that the team brought him into spring..." October 10

  • Blue Jays 2012: Edwin Encarnacion aside, roster hasn't shown much promise

    Toronto Star "It's to be expected that a team on pace for 90-plus losses would feature far more lows than highs from its season. The Toronto Blue Jays are no exception here. While there are several highs to celebrate, the season that will end Wednesday has long since spun out of the hope for wild card..." October 03

  • Encarnacion rests wrist

    Toronto Sun "Edwin Encarnacion wasn't in the Blue Jays lineup Friday, but it wasn't the case of manager John Farrell giving him the day off for having hit both the 40 home run and 100 RBI plateau courtesy of his three-run bomb against Seattle on Thursday. "He's a little sore from getting hit in the (left)..." September 15

  • Edwin Encarnacion and the Anatomy of Contract Value

    Grantland "When news broke Thursday that the Jays had signed Edwin Encarnacion to a three-year, $29 million extension, you could be forgiven for thinking these three little words: That's so Alex. Since taking the reins in Toronto in October 2009, Alex Anthopoulos has developed a reputation as one of the..." July 13

  • Blue Jays sign Edwin Encarnacion to three-year, $27-million deal

    Toronto Star "Alex Anthopoulos recalled an informal clubhouse chat he had with Edwin Encarnacion this season that reinforced everything the Blue Jays general manager had been thinking about his newly extended first baseman. "I had a long talk with Edwin . . . Yunel Escobar was there too, they were hanging..." July 13

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