Edwin Encarnación
1B/DH CLE
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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.

Edwin Encarnación
1B/DH CLE
1 month ago

Manager Terry Francona said Encarnacion (ankle) won't start Game 3 of the ALDS on Sunday against the Yankees, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Encarnacion sprained his ankle in the first inning of Game 2, and while he isn't expected to start Game 3, Francona said the 34-year-old was doing much better and could be available off the bench Sunday. Even if Encarnacion is withheld from Sunday's contest, his status for the remainder of the postseason looks to be trending in the right direction given his recent progress. Michael Brantley appears to be the likely option to start at DH in his place.

Edwin Encarnación
1B/DH CLE
1 month ago

Encarnacion is being considered day-to-day with a right ankle sprain, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Encarnacion sprained his ankle in the first inning of Game 2 against the Yankees on Friday. A subsequent MRI revealed no significant damage, but it's still up in the air when he'll be able to play next. While the 34-year-old said he expects to return to action this postseason, he'll need to get his swelling down before that's possible.

Edwin Encarnación
1B/DH CLE
1 month ago

Encarnacion's injury is being labeled a right ankle sprain and he is being further evaluated, Zack Meisel of The Athletic Cleveland reports.

EDGE Analysis

If this is indeed the diagnosis after tests are complete, the Indians will breathe a sigh of relief, as it seemed like it could have been much more serious. Of course, even if it is just a sprain, it may be serious enough cost him some or all of the remaining postseason games. His status will be updated after the results of tests on his ankle are released.

Edwin Encarnación
1B/DH CLE
1 month ago

Encarnacion was removed from Friday's game after rolling his ankle in the first inning against the Yankees, Brendan Kuty of NJ Advance Media reports.

EDGE Analysis

Encarnacion immediately fell to the ground after jamming his foot into second base while trying to avoid a double play, and rolled his ankle pretty badly in the process. He wasn't able to put much weight on the leg as he exited the field of play, which casts serious doubt on his availability for the rest of this series, and the postseason in general. There is sure to be an update on his status within the next couple hours after he gets the ankle checked out.

Edwin Encarnación
1B/DH CLE
2 months ago

Encarnacion went 3-for-4 with his 38th homer and four RBI in a loss to the Twins on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

He's been mashing since coming out of a brief mid-September slump, as Encarnacion has racked up four homers and 13 RBI over his last eight games; he went just 4-for-23 with no extra-base hits in the seven games before this stretch. The veteran DH has now cleared 100 RBI for the fifth time in the last six seasons (he had 98 in the other one), and he's scored at least 90 runs five times in that span as well. He's also easily set a new career high in walks with 101. At 34, Encarnacion doesn't yet appear to be feeling old age creeping up on him.