Edwin Encarnacion 1B/DH TOR 12 hours ago

Toronto Blue Jays designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion is back in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Kansas City Royals after recovering from a finger injury, according to Sportsnet.ca. Encarnacion had missed the last two games after jamming his left middle finger Wednesday.

Edwin Encarnacion 1B/DH TOR 2 days ago

Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion is not in the lineup Thursday because of a finger injury, according to MLB.com. This will be the second game in a row Encarnacion has missed after jamming his finger while warming up Wednesday, but X-rays came back negative. Chris Colabello will start at first base in his place.

Edwin Encarnacion 1B/DH TOR 2 days ago

Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion has been scratched from Wednesday's lineup because of a finger injury, according to Blue Jays Talk. Encarnacion jammed his finger in pregame warmups but X-rays came back negative.

Edwin Encarnacion 1B/DH TOR 3 weeks ago

Encarnacion went 1-for-5 Saturday with a two-run bomb, his 18th home run of the season.

He appeared to have turned a corner in June, slashing .303/.382/.553 in 76 at-bats, but so far this month Encarnacion has once again been a batting average sink, going 7-for-35 (.200) in 10 July games. He continues to supply good power numbers however, and his improved control of the strike zone (7:5 BB:K so far in July) suggests a big second half could still be in store.

Edwin Encarnacion 1B/DH TOR 3 weeks ago

Encarnacion is not in the lineup Thursday, ESPN Chicago's Doug Padilla reports.

It seems like just a day off for Encarnacion, as Justin Smoak starts at first base and Dioner Navarro starts at DH. The 32-year-old slugger has been solid this season, but has not returned on the investment it likely took to land him on draft day, as he is slashing .239/.330/.457.

Edwin Encarnacion 1B/DH TOR 1 month ago

Encarnacion went 1-for-5 with a three-run home run in Wednesday's victory over the Red Sox.

Encarnacion got the scoring started Wednesday with a three-run blast in the first inning. From there, the rest of the team took over, clubbing four more home runs to put the game well out of reach. He's now up to 17 home runs, which puts him in the top-10 for home runs, runs scored and RBI in the American League.

Edwin Encarnacion 1B/DH TOR 1 month ago

Encarnacion was 3-for-5 with a pair of home runs and five RBI as Toronto crushed the Rangers on Friday night.

In Toronto, it seems like everyone takes a turn pummeling opposing pitchers, and apparently this was Encarnacion's night as he lead the 13 hit, 12 run attack. His average is improving, but is still a lackluster .245, however he now has 16 home runs and 47 RBI while hitting in the middle of baseball's most prolific offense.

Edwin Encarnacion 1B/DH TOR 1 month ago

Encarnacion is not in the lineup Thursday against the Mets, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports.

Encarnacion will get the day off after making several starts in a row, splitting time between first base and DH. Justin Smoak will bat fourth and man first base Thursday, while Jose Bautista will serve as the designated hitter against Mets' right-hander Bartolo Colon.

Edwin Encarnacion 1B/DH TOR 2 months ago

Encarnacion remains in the Blue Jays' lineup Friday, MLB.com's Gregor Chisholm reports.

The Blue Jays were waiting to gauge Encarnacion's health before releasing the lineup Friday, but it seems like everything checked out. He missed a couple games earlier this week with a shoulder injury, and while it was a possible issue Friday, it remains something he can play through.

Edwin Encarnacion 1B/DH TOR 2 months ago

Encarnacion went 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored in Wednesday's win over the Marlins.

After missing two games with a shoulder injury, he's bounced back nicely, collecting the game winning hit Tuesday before having his first multi-hit game since May 24 on Wednesday. Staying healthy has always been Encarnacion's biggest challenge, but if he can stay on the field, he's one of the best power hitters in the game.