Edwin Encarnacion RUMORS & NEWS

  • The Blue Jays still aren't offering enough to Edwin Encarnacion

    SB Nation "We knew the Blue Jays and Edwin Encarnacion were not seeing eye to eye on a contract extension, if for no other reason than Encarnacion is not yet extended. His hope was to get talks out of the way before the regular season began, and, failing that, become a free agent at the end of the year,..." April 27

  • Blue Jays offered Encarnacion a 2-year deal

    Bluebird Banter "Jon Heyman tells us (why is it always Heyman?) that the Blue Jays offered Edwin Encarnacion a two-year contract with 2 years of vesting options. I'll admit, that's the sort of contract I'd be trying to sell him on. If I am Edwin, I wouldn't be all that excited about it, figuring that I'd be sure..." April 26

  • Ortiz: Red Sox should replace me with Encarnacion

    WEEI Boston "Will Edwin Encarnacion be the guy to replace David Ortiz in the Red Sox lineup in 2017? It’s probably a long shot, but there’s somebody who wants it to happen — Ortiz. “Hell, yeah. He’s a perfect replacement,” the Red Sox DH said when asked if he hopes takes his spot next season. Why?..." April 09

  • Blue Jays, Edwin Encarnacion end extension talks

    Toronto Star "With his self-imposed, opening-day deadline for extension talks come and gone, Blue Jays’ designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion confirmed Monday he is no longer interested in negotiating with the club until after the season. “Like I said, I don’t want to talk any more about that,” the 33-year-old..." April 05

  • Blue Jays’ Encarnacion focused on season after extension deadline passes

    Sportsnet "Edwin Encarnacion is solely focused on the 2016 season now that his opening day deadline for negotiation of a contract extension with the Toronto Blue Jays has passed without a new deal. The 33-year-old slugger’s representatives and the Blue Jays haven’t spoken in a few weeks, and there was no..." April 04

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    Gregor Chisholm @gregorMLB

    Encarnacion declared himself ready to go for Opening Day. Said he feels 100 percent healthy after six at-bats in Minor League game #BlueJays

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeyman

    Jays may sign 1 of @JoeyBats19 and encarnacion but word is, no chance both. Martin/tulo r on books, can't do 4 huge salaries

  • Encarnacion: Blue Jays have no 'plans for me to stay here'

    Toronto Sun "He sits two lockers from the wall. On the concrete behind him is a massive, wallpaper-like mural of the post, post-game celebration from Camden Yards in Baltimore on Sept. 30, 2015. Players are wearing eye goggles around their necks and heads, the same ones they wore during the clubhouse..." March 20

  • Edwin Encarnacion Says Talks With Blue Jays Stalled Over Deal Length

    MLB Trade Rumors "The previously-reported extension talks between the Blue Jays and slugger Edwin Encarnacion do not appear to have gained much traction, according to a report from Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes (Spanish-language link). Encarnacion expressed a generally pessimistic outlook on the possibility of a..." March 15

  • Blue Jays’ Encarnacion shut down another week with oblique issue

    Sportsnet "Edwin Encarnacion‘s spring debut will be delayed another week as the Toronto Blue Jays slugger is suffering from a “minor oblique problem,” but is expected to be ready for opening day. Encarnacion’s spring debut had been pushed back due to an abscessed tooth that was pulled late last month, and..." March 15

  • Blue Jays, Edwin Encarnacion Begin Preliminary Extension Talks

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Blue Jays and first baseman/designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion met today to begin the process of exploring an extension, reports Shi Davidi of Sportsnet. The Rep 1 Baseball client has gone on record recently to express his desire to remain with Toronto. The 33-year-old told the Toronto media..." March 03

  • The Blue Jays have to choose between Edwin Encarnacion and Jose Bautista

    MLB Daily Dish "Earlier today, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reported that impending free agent slugger Edwin Encarnacion doesn't have his sights set on hitting the open market, but instead would rather work out an extension with the Blue Jays during spring training. "Encarnacion is doing his best to remain..." February 28

  • Encarnacion hoping to stay with Blue Jays for rest of career

    Sportsnet "Edwin Encarnacion has a number in mind. “I want to hit 40 homers,” the Toronto Blue Jays slugger quipped Friday morning before the club’s first full squad workout. And for a contract? “No,” he said smiling. “We don’t have (one) yet.” Encarnacion checked into camp feeling healthy after..." February 26

  • Bautista, Encarnacion in Blue Jays' future plans?

    MLB.com "The Blue Jays might have one of the most exciting lineups in baseball, but it's away from the field where most of the action will be taking place this spring. Toronto's most pressing issue when camp officially begins on Sunday in Dunedin, Fla., is the future of Jose Bautista and Edwin..." February 19

  • Edwin Encarnacion, Blue Jays have not yet talked about contract extension

    Fox Sports "Edwin Encarnacion, who is eligible for free agency after the upcoming season, has set an Opening Day deadline to sign a contract extension with the Toronto Blue Jays. That’s less than seven weeks away. Encarnacion’s agent, Paul Kinzer, told FOX Sports on Monday that the Blue Jays have not made..." February 16

  • 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

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