Edwin Encarnación
1B/DH CLE
5 days ago

Encarnacion (ankle) is back in the lineup as expected Wednesday against the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Encarnacion sprained his ankle Saturday and was given a pair of games off to rest. In the 10 games prior to his injury, he hit .324 with a .905 OPS. He'll bat cleanup as the designated hitter in Wednesday's contest.

Edwin Encarnación
1B/DH CLE
6 days ago

Encarnacion is being given one more day to rest his sprained ankle but is expected back in the lineup Wednesday against the White Sox, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Encarnacion suffered the injury Saturday and will wind up missing a pair of games. Yandy Diaz starts in his place Tuesday but will likely return to platooning with Yonder Alonso at first base once Encarnacion is ready to return.

Edwin Encarnación
1B/DH CLE
6 days ago

Encarnacion (ankle) remains out of the lineup Tuesday against the White Sox, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Encarnacion was pulled from Saturday's game against the Tigers with a mild right ankle sprain. He sat out Sunday's contest, and even after an off day Monday he remains out of the lineup. It's unclear when he's expected to return, but the Indians can afford to be cautious, as they've already clinched a playoff berth. Yandy Diaz will be the designated hitter Tuesday.

Edwin Encarnación
1B/DH CLE
1 week ago

Encarnacion (ankle) is not starting Sunday against the Tigers, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Encarnacion exited Saturday's contest with a mild right ankle sprain. It can't necessarily be concluded that his absence Sunday is injury-related however, as the Indians are resting eight starters after clinching their playoff berth Saturday. Brandon Guyer will be the designated hitter in his place.

Edwin Encarnación
1B/DH CLE
1 week ago

Encarnacion left Saturday's game against the Tigers after appearing to roll his right ankle at second base, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Encarnacion was already 2-for-3 with three runs, two RBI and a walk when he exited during the fourth inning with the Indians leading 15-0. The severity of the injury remains unclear, as the team was likely to be cautious with the veteran slugger considering the game was already well in hand.

Edwin Encarnación
1B/DH CLE
3 weeks ago

Encarnacion is not in the lineup for Sunday's series finale against Tampa Bay.

EDGE Analysis

Encarnacion will head to the bench after starting all 10 games since coming off the disabled list Aug. 22, and slashed .294/.385/.676 with four home runs in 34 at-bats. Yandy Diaz will bat cleanup as the Indians designated hitter Sunday.

Edwin Encarnación
1B/DH CLE
3 weeks ago

Encarnacion went 1-for-3 with a solo homer -- his 29th of the season -- in Friday's win over the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

Encarnacion put the Indians up 1-0 in the seventh inning with his solo shot off Tyler Glasnow. He's now in the midst of a six-game hitting streak, going 7-for-20 with a pair of homers and seven RBI over that span.

Edwin Encarnación
1B/DH CLE
1 month ago

Encarnacion went 2-for-4 with two home runs and four RBI in Wednesday's 10-4 loss to the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

It was his first game back since landing on the disabled list with a biceps injury, and he wasted no time proving he was back to full health. Encarnacion provided all of Cleveland's offense in this one, going deep with a two-run shot in the first inning and then again in the fifth. With 27 homers and 85 RBI, the 35-year-old is poised for a fourth straight 30-home run, 100-RBI campaign.

Edwin Encarnación
1B/DH CLE
1 month ago

Encarnacion (biceps) was activated from the 10-day disabled list Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Encarnacion was expected to return Thursday, but the Indians opted to bring the slugger back a day early with Rajai Davis (undisclosed) heading to the disabled list in a corresponding move. The 35-year-old wound up missing just 11 days while on the shelf with a biceps injury. Look for Encarnacion, who is hitting .229/.317/.461 with 25 homers and 81 RBI this season, to immediately slot back into the lineup as the team's designated hitter, pushing Yandy Diaz to a reserve role.

Edwin Encarnación
1B/DH CLE
1 month ago

Manager Terry Francona said Encarnacion (biceps) is on track to be activated from the disabled list Thursday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Francona added that nothing is set in stone, though it sounds like the slugger should be cleared to rejoin the Indians barring any setbacks. The 35-year-old, who has been on the shelf since Aug. 10 with a biceps injury, is hitting .229/.317/.461 with 25 homers and 81 RBI through 104 games this season.