Thu, 27 Feb 2014 15:14:57 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays 1B Edwin Encarnacion said he doesn't have a problem playing first base this year, contrary to some reports. "Whatever the manager wants to do, I'm ready for it," Encarnacion said. "If I have to play every day at first, I'll play. If I have to play both, I'm ready for it."
Sat, 22 Feb 2014 13:35:20 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays 1B Edwin Encarnacion (wrist) appears to be 100 percent healthy after having surgery to fix torn cartilage in his left wrist last September. "Before I came here I knew I was ready to go because I was hitting BP in the Dominican and (had) a couple of live BPs and my swing looked great," he said. "I didn't worry, I knew I was going to be all right, I just wanted to make sure my wrist is ready to go and that (home run) made me more happy."
Thu, 19 Sep 2013 14:51:57 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays 1B Edwin Encarnacion (wrist) underwent successful surgery on his wrist Thursday, Sept. 19, and will need two months to recover.
Tue, 17 Sep 2013 12:56:06 -0700
The Toronto Blue Jays placed 3B Edwin Encarnacion (wrist) and P Brett Cecil (elbow) on the disabled list for the rest of the season Tuesday, Sept. 17. Encarnacion will have surgery on his left wrist later this week to repair cartilage.
Fantasy Tip: Encarnacion had just come back from the same injury, but it's just not right, so he'll get it fixed for next season. This is just a reminder that you can safely drop him for the final stretch.
Fri, 13 Sep 2013 12:43:56 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays 1B Edwin Encarnacion (wrist) will be back in the lineup as the designated hitter Friday, Sept. 13.
Thu, 12 Sep 2013 19:54:13 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays 1B Edwin Encarnacion (wrist) hit off a tee Thursday, Sept. 12, and hopes to be able to return in the next few days. Encarnacion will take batting practice Friday, Sept. 13, and will see how his wrist responds.
Tue, 10 Sep 2013 19:53:21 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays 1B Edwin Encarnacion (wrist) remained sidelined Tuesday, Sept. 10, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim due to a sore left wrist. He has not played since Saturday, Sept. 7. "Eddy's still a little banged up; his wrist is hurting today," manager John Gibbons said. He remains day to day.
Sat, 17 Aug 2013 13:44:19 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays INF Munenori Kawasaki, who is on paternity leave, will rejoin the team in New York Tuesday, Aug. 20. Manager John Gibbons said 3B Brett Lawrie could play second base or shortstop in an emergency, with 1B/DH Edwin Encarnacion available to play third base.
Sat, 27 Jul 2013 12:02:56 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays DH Edwin Encarnacion homered twice in the same inning Friday, July 26, against the Houston Astros. His first homer was a solo shot against RP Paul Clemens and the second one was a grand slam against RP Hector Ambriz. Encarnacion became the first Blue Jay to accomplish the feat since Joe Carter Oct. 2, 1993, against the Baltimore Orioles.
Wed, 10 Jul 2013 13:58:29 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons indicated 3B Brett Lawrie (ankle) could play second base once he comes off the 15-day disabled list. Gibbons did not rule out OF Jose Bautista playing third base and said 1B Edwin Encarnacion could start at third base occasionally but not often. 3B Mark DeRosa and SS Maicer Izturis could see a majority of the time at third base if Lawrie is moved.
Fantasy Tip: Lawrie has been working at second base during his rehab, so it appears the team is serious about the possibility of moving Lawrie to second base. Lawrie probably would get more fantasy value if he is able to pick up second base eligibility. Even though DeRosa and Izturis would see playing time, their fantasy values would be hurt since they would be in a timeshare.