Edwin Encarnación
1B/DH CLE
16 hours ago

Encarnacion went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and walk in Wednesday's win over the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

Even after the two-hit night, the 35-year-old still sports an unsightly .173/.264/.370 slash line. He's continuing to hit for power, as the homer was his fifth of the year, but in a stroke of bad luck four of those have been of the solo variety to leave him with just eight RBI.

Edwin Encarnación
1B/DH CLE
1 week ago

Encarnacion went 2-for-7 with a home run in Wednesday's loss to the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

The Indians as a whole couldn't muster much offense in the 16-inning marathon, as Encarnacion's solo shot in the 14th was Cleveland's only run of the night. The 35-year-old has four homers on the year, but just five RBI to go along with that and only five other hits total -- all singles -- leaving his batting average at a paltry .153.

Edwin Encarnación
1B/DH CLE
3 weeks ago

Encarnacion went 0-for-4 (.194) and struck out twice in Sunday's win over the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

Encarnacion already has three home runs on the young season, but the 35-year-old couldn't find his swing Sunday, striking out twice and leaving three runners stranded on base. His average is now a pedestrian .194, but there shouldn't be much cause for concern. Encarnacion historically starts the year slow, as he hasn't had an April batting average above .250 since 2012.

Edwin Encarnación
1B/DH CLE
4 weeks ago

Encarnacion homered twice and drove home three runs in a 2-for-4 game Sunday against the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

Encarnacion was just 1-for-5 with a walk and a hit-by-pitch in his first two games, but he exploded in the series finale against Seattle. Unfortunately for Cleveland, it still wasn't enough to pull out a win, but in the young days of this 2018 season, Encarnacion is hitting for power and finding his way on base -- exactly what Cleveland is paying him to do.

Edwin Encarnación
1B/DH CLE
2 months ago

Encarnacion will likely act as the designated hitter more often than not in 2018, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Carlos Santana's departure in free agency led some to believe that Encarnacion would need to man first base more frequently this season, but the veteran slugger will be able to stay in the DH role more frequently now that Yonder Alonso is in the fold. That said, Alonso batted just .181 against lefties last season, so it wouldn't be too surprising to see Encarnacion slide over to first when a southpaw is on the mound for the opposition. The 35-year-old will look to continue his streak of six straight seasons of 35 or more home runs while bumping up his batting average after producing a sluggish .258 mark in 2017.

Edwin Encarnación
1B/DH CLE
6 months ago

Encarnacion (ankle) is back in the lineup for Game 5 of the ALDS against the Yankees on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Encarnacion missed the last two game while dealing with a bad-looking sprained ankle that he suffered in Game 2, but will return to the lineup for the decisive final contest of the series. He will bat cleanup while manning the DH spot against CC Sabathia and the Yankees.

Edwin Encarnación
1B/DH CLE
7 months ago

The Indians believe Encarnacion (ankle) will be available for Game 5 of the ALDS against the Yankees on Wednesday, Anthony Castrovince of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Encarnacion hasn't played since spraining his ankle in Game 2, but the Indians are optimistic about his status for their decisive Game 5 showdown with New York. He's expected to do some running on Tuesday to test his ankle, and if everything checks out, he should be good to go Wednesday.

Edwin Encarnación
1B/DH CLE
7 months ago

Encarnacion (ankle) is out of the lineup for Game 4 of the ALDS against the Yankees on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

This doesn't come as much of a surprise, as Encarnacion wasn't available Sunday after spraining his ankle during Friday's game. While the team hasn't elaborated on Encarnacion's availability for Monday's contest, they'll likely be careful with the 34-year-old slugger. Michael Brantley will serve as Cleveland's DH and hit sixth Monday.

Edwin Encarnación
1B/DH CLE
7 months ago

Encarnacion (ankle) isn't expected to appear in Game 3 of the ALDS on Sunday against the Yankees, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Terry Francona said that it's unlikely that Encarnacion will be used in Sunday's game, but didn't comment on his availability for the remainder of the postseason. At this point in time, he's still being considered day-to-day.

Edwin Encarnación
1B/DH CLE
7 months ago

Encarnacion (ankle) is not in the lineup for Game 3 of the ALDS against the Yankees on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, Encarnacion is not starting Sunday's game after spraining his ankle Friday. While he may be used off the bench, he's still being considered day-to-day. Michael Brantley will occupy the DH spot instead of Encarnacion on Sunday.