Edwin Encarnación
1B/DH CLE
2 days ago

Encarnacion went 2-for-4 with a walk and a two-run home run in Tuesday's 6-5 loss to the Orioles.

EDGE Analysis

His June renaissance continues, and Encarnacion is now hitting .370 (20-for-54) on the month with seven homers, 17 RBI and 20 runs in 16 games. Fantasy GMs who were patient with the veteran slugger through the first two months of the season, or who acquired him at a discount while he was struggling, are finally being amply rewarded.

Edwin Encarnación
1B/DH CLE
4 days ago

Encarnacion went 3-for-4 with two home runs and all five of the team's RBI in Sunday's victory over Minnesota.

EDGE Analysis

The surging power hitter blasted a solo shot in the fourth inning off Kyle Gibson, and tagged the pitcher again with a two-run blast in the sixth. Encarnacion added an RBI single and sac fly to bump his season total to 36 RBI. The veteran was hitting just .198 on May 15, but he left Minneapolis with a .261 average, 16 homers and .496 slugging percentage.

Edwin Encarnación
1B/DH CLE
6 days ago

Encarnacion went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run and two runs scored Friday against the Indians.

EDGE Analysis

The 435-foot blast marked the sixth time in his previous seven plate appearances to that point that he had reached base. After a rather slow start to the season, he is hitting .289 (39-for-135) with 10 home runs and 22 RBI since the start of May. Encarnacion's slash line now reads .255/.368/.473 in 262 plate appearances this season.

Edwin Encarnación
1B/DH CLE
1 week ago

Manager Terry Francona said Encarnacion is "starting to look a lot like himself," and believes the slugger has finally found his stroke at the plate, The Associated Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Francona was singing praise his marquee offseason acquisition after Encarnacion homered, reached base five times and scored four runs in Cleveland's win over the Dodgers on Thursday. The 34-year-old has begun heating up with the weather, going 12-for-32 (.375) with three home runs, six RBI and nine runs over 10 games this month.

Edwin Encarnación
1B/DH CLE
2 weeks ago

Encarnacion went 3-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored Friday in the Indians' -3 victory against the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

After a slow start to 2017, it seems as if Encarnacion is turning a corner. Since May 16, he's slashing .319/.365/.609 with six home runs and 12 RBI in 74 plate appearances over 19 games. That's all pretty good news for the Indians and Encarnacion himself.

Edwin Encarnación
1B/DH CLE
2 weeks ago

Encarnacion (hip) will bat fifth in the DH spot for Friday's contest against the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Hindered by hip soreness, Encarnacion did not start in either game against the Rockies this week, but came in as a pinch hitter for Wednesday's series finale. The 34-year-old should be good to go after Thursday's day off.

Edwin Encarnación
1B/DH CLE
2 weeks ago

Encarnacion (hip) will bat fifth in the DH spot for Friday's contest against the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Hindered by hip soreness, Encarnacion did not start in either game against the Rockies this week, but came in as a pinch hitter for Wednesday's series finale. The 34-year-old should be good to go after Thursday's day off.

Edwin Encarnación
1B/DH CLE
2 weeks ago

Encarnacion (hip) is expected to start in the DH spot when the Indians return home Friday to play the White Sox, the Associated Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Other than one at-bat as a pinch hitter Wednesday, the slugger missed out on the two-game affair at hitter-friendly Coors Field. The good news is Encarnacion's issue won't cost him to miss more time. He had hit safely in 12 of 13 games before hip soreness set in, but Encarnacion is still working with a brutal .230/.342/.403 slash line through 55 games.

Edwin Encarnación
1B/DH CLE
2 weeks ago

Manager Terry Francona said Encarnacion's absence from the lineup stems from minor right hip soreness, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's doesn't appear to be a major issue at this point, considering Francona added that the slugger could pinch-hit Wednesday if needed. Encarnacion, who also missed Tuesday's game, will be re-assessed prior to Friday's series opener against the White Sox, so the issue will be treated on a day-to-day basis by the team moving forward. The 34-year-old got off to a slow start on the season, but recently put together an 11-game hitting streak to raise his season average to .231.

Edwin Encarnación
1B/DH CLE
2 weeks ago

Encarnacion will get a day off for Wednesday's contest against the Rockies, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Interleague play occurring in Colorado, Encarnacion will take a seat for the second straight game. Although the slugger has earned starts at first base, the Indians are rolling with Carlos Santana for the matchup against southpaw Kyle Freeland. Following Cleveland's off day Thursday, Encarnacion should be back in the lineup for Friday's series opener against the White Sox.