Edwin Encarnacion RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Blue Jays To Qualify Edwin Encarnacion, Jose Bautista; Not Michael Saunders

    MLB Trade Rumors "As expected, the Blue Jays will issue $17.2MM qualifying offers to their top two impending free agents, Edwin Encarnacion and Jose Bautista, by Monday’s deadline, according to FanRag’s Jon Heyman. Conversely, Toronto will not submit a QO to Michael Saunders, meaning he’ll hit free agency without..." November 06

  • Atkins says Blue Jays will qualify both Bautista, Encarnacion

    Sportsnet "It shouldn’t come as a surprise, but the Toronto Blue Jays will qualify both Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion barring any unforeseen circumstances, the team’s general manager Ross Atkins told reporters Monday. Time will tell whether or not they accept or reject the offers. Bautista is the..." October 24

  • Bautista, Encarnacion may be done with Blue Jays, here's where they could land

    CBS Sports "Wednesday afternoon at Rogers Centre, the 2016 Blue Jays season came to an unceremonious end with a loss to the Indians in Game 5 of the best-of-seven ALCS (CLE 3, TOR 0). Toronto is the first team to lose the ALCS in back-to-back years since the Mariners in 2000 and 2001. "This group's come a..." October 20

  • Blue Jays’ Edwin Encarnacion asks court to throw out STD lawsuit

    Toronto Star "Lawyers for Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion have asked a New York court to throw out a $11.5-million lawsuit by a 24-year-old woman who claims Encarnacion knowingly infected her with two sexually transmitted diseases earlier this year in the Dominican Republic. Filed Tuesday, before..." October 19

  • Edwin Encarnacion fighting back against 'frivolous' STD lawsuit

    Fox Sports "Edwin Encarnacion, the American League leader in RBIs, is fighting back against a lawsuit by a woman who claims that he gave her sexually transmitted diseases. Encarnacion’s agent, Paul Kinzer, issued a statement Tuesday morning calling the claim against the Blue Jays’ All-Star slugger..." August 24

  • Edwin Encarnacion: Sued for Battery ... STD Allegations

    TMZ "Toronto Blue Jays superstar Edwin Encarnacion has been sued by a woman who claims he knowingly gave her multiple STDs during a romantic weekend ... TMZ Sports has learned. The woman behind the lawsuit claims she's a 24-year-old family friend of the MLB star who first met him in 2013. In..." August 23

  • Encarnacion joins Bautista in 300-homer club

    The Score "Edwin Encarnacion's impressive season reached new heights Friday. The Toronto Blue Jays slugger became the 11th active player with 300 career home run after launching a solo shot off Houston Astros reliever Will Harris in the bottom of the ninth inning. Encarnacion, who's hit at least 30 homers..." August 13

  • MLB to examine Ortiz's Encarnacion comments for tampering

    The Score "David Ortiz's public comments on his preferred replacement may have gotten him in a bit of trouble with Major League Baseball. The league is reportedly expected to look into the Boston Red Sox slugger's post-All-Star Game comments where he openly lobbied for Toronto Blue Jays designated hitter..." July 14

  • Edwin Encarnacion ideal successor for David Ortiz in Boston

    USA Today "While holding court with news reporters after departing from his final All-Star Game on Tuesday, David Ortiz explained why he’s retiring, then briefly turned his attention to the player he sees as his ideal successor as the Boston Red Sox designated hitter. “The Red Sox know they need to bring..." July 14

  • Latest On Edwin Encarnacion, Blue Jays

    MLB Trade Rumors "Blue Jays slugger Edwin Encarnacion isn’t interested in discussing a new deal during the season, his agent Paul Kinzer tells Jon Heyman of Fan Rag Sports. Encarnacion is set to reach the open market at the conclusion of the 2016 campaign. A team source tells Heyman that the organization has at..." July 13

  • Ortiz: Red Sox should sign Encarnacion, trade for Fernandez

    The Score "With only a few months left in his illustrious career, David Ortiz continues to lobby the Boston Red Sox to replace him with Edwin Encarnacion after he retires. Following his early departure from Tuesday's All-Star Game at Petco Park, Ortiz reiterated that the Red Sox should go out this winter..." July 13

  • Blue Jays, Edwin Encarnacion no longer talking extension

    Today's Knuckleball "One of the most consistent power hitters of the 2010s, Edwin Encarnacion looks to be barreling toward free agency. The Blue Jays slugger and free agent-to-be have broken off contract extension talks, with the 33-year-old middle-of-the-lineup presence saying he and his team “do not talk anymore..." July 12

  • Encarnacion drops appeal, will serve suspension Sunday

    The Score "Toronto Blue Jays slugger Edwin Encarnacion has decided to drop the appeal of his one-game suspension for making contact with home-plate umpire Vic Carapazza on July 1, and will serve the ban Sunday against the Detroit Tigers. The suspension came in the first inning of the 19-inning marathon..." July 10

  • Edwin Encarnacion suspended one game for making contact with umpire

    CBS Sports "Blue Jays slugger Edwin Encarnacion has been suspended for one game by Major League Baseball for making contact with umpire Vic Carapazza this past Friday, the league has announced. Encarnacion has appealed the suspension, so the discipline will be held in abeyance until the appeal is heard. " July 03

  • Orioles’ Wright on Encarnacion: ‘I think we give him too much credit’

    Sportsnet "Toronto Blue Jays slugger Edwin Encarnacion has enjoyed a strong series against the Baltimore Orioles this weekend and it appears to have rubbed some in the visitors clubhouse at Rogers Centre the wrong way. “He’s really good but he’s also got holes,” Orioles starter Mike Wright told Eduardo A...." June 12

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