The Indians and and free agent Edwin Encarnacion are officially an item. The team announced its three-year $60 million deal with the veteran power hitter on Thursday morning. The two sides agreed to terms on Dec. 22, but Encarnacion still had to pass a physical. He did that on Wednesday. Encarnacion spent the last 7 1/2 seasons with Toronto. In the last five years, he became one of the most consistent power hitters in the big leagues. Last year he hit 42 homers and tied for the AL lead with 127 RBI. The Indians and Encarnacion agreed on a three-year $60 million contract with an option for a fourth year. The option is worth $25 million. If the Indians don't exercise it, Encarnacion will receive a $5 million buyout. Encarnacion cost the Indians their No.1 draft pick in the first-year player draft in June. He is expected to play first base and DH and hit cleanup in the Tribe's lineup.
Cleveland Indians three-year $60 million deal with Edwin Encarnacion is official
Cleveland Plain Dealer | Jan 5