DTDEdwin Encarnación
1B/DH CLE
5 days ago

Encarnacion (hand) went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Sunday's series finale against the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

Encarnacion delivered a big home run to tie the game at 2-2 in the fourth inning, his 22nd long ball of the season. He'll enter the All-Star break hitting .225 with 33 extra-base hits and 65 RBI through 86 games, and although he was hit by a pitch in the wrist/hand region during Sunday's tilt, he figures to be good to go for the second half of the year.

DTDEdwin Encarnación
1B/DH CLE
5 days ago

Encarnacion isn't dealing with a serious injury after being hit by a pitch in the wrist/hand area during the Indians' 5-2 win over the Yankees on Sunday, Tom Withers of the Associated Press. "A huge sigh of relief," manager Terry Francona, referring to the news of Encarnacion's injury.

EDGE Analysis

The Indians haven't provided any specifics regarding the extent of the injury Encarnacion sustained when he was beaned in an eighth-inning at-bat, but Francona's comments suggest X-rays cleared the slugger of any structural damage to the hand. Encarnacion may be experiencing some soreness or swelling, but he'll have four full days to recuperate before the Indians begin their post-All-Star break schedule Friday with a three-game set against Texas.

DTDEdwin Encarnación
1B/DH CLE
5 days ago

Encarnacion was pulled from Sunday's game against the Yankees in the eighth inning after being hit by a pitch in the hand/wrist region, Chris Assenheimer of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

Encarnacion looked to be in considerable pain after being struck by a Chad Green offering during his fourth plate appearance of the game. The veteran slugger drove in two runs on his 22nd home run of the season in the fourth inning, but his health coming out of the All-Star break is the greater concern for fantasy owners. He'll likely undergo an X-ray later Sunday and could require an MRI even if no structural damage to his hand or wrist is detected.

DTDEdwin Encarnación
1B/DH CLE
3 weeks ago

Encarnacion is not in the lineup Tuesday in St. Louis, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Encarnacion will be squeezed out by the lack of a designated hitter in the National League park. He started over Yonder Alonso at first base in the series opener Monday, but the Indians evidently don't want Alonso to sit for three straight games, so he'll take the first base spot at Encarnacion's expense Tuesday.

DTDEdwin Encarnación
1B/DH CLE
4 weeks ago

Encarnacion went 2-for-4 with a grand slam, a walk, a run and five RBI in Sunday's game against the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

The four-run blast off Artie Lewicki in the eighth inning put the lead out of reach, as the Indians would go on to win 12-2. He is not hitting for a very high average (.238), but has provided the power figures his owners were after on draft day. Encarnacion's 18 home runs are tied for 11th most in baseball and his 53 RBI rank seventh.

DTDEdwin Encarnación
1B/DH CLE
1 month ago

Encarnacion (ankle) is hitting cleanup and serving as the designated hitter Tuesday against the White Sox, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Encarnacion has been cleared to rejoin the starting lineup after missing the previous three games with an ankle injury. The veteran slugger will look to pick up right where he left off, as he was hitting a solid .319/.384/.646 with 10 homers and 30 RBI in the 29 games prior to suffering the injury. He'll face veteran right-hander James Shields in his first game back.

DTDEdwin Encarnación
1B/DH CLE
1 month ago

Encarnacion (ankle) will miss his third straight game Monday against the White Sox, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The extent of Encarnacion's injury is not yet clear. It's believed to be a minor one, and there haven't been any indications that a trip to the disabled list is imminent. Melky Cabrera will be the designated hitter Monday.

DTDEdwin Encarnación
1B/DH CLE
1 month ago1 Comment

Encarnacion is out of the lineup Sunday against the Tigers due to an ankle injury, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Indians haven't provided many details regarding Encarnacion's ankle issue, but it's believed to be a minor setback. With Encarnacion sidelined for the second straight contest, MIchael Brantley will once again serve as the Indians' designated hitter and bat second.

DTDEdwin Encarnación
1B/DH CLE
2 months ago

Encarnacion went 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBI and a walk in Wednesday's win over the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

With the game already comfortably in hand, Encarnacion was lifted for a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning but he reached base safely in three of his four plate appearances before that. The 35-year-old started the year off slowly, but he's on a roll right now. Over his current six-game hitting streak, Encarnacion is hitting .417 (10-for-24) with three homers, two doubles, eight RBI and nine runs scored.

DTDEdwin Encarnación
1B/DH CLE
2 months ago

Encarnacion is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Cubs, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Encarnacion will head to the bench with no designated hitter spot available in the Cubs' National League ballpark. Yonder Alonso will start at first base Tuesday. With lefty Jon Lester scheduled to start for the Cubs on Wednesday, Encarnacion will likely take over for Alonso at first base for the series finale.