Latest Update Edwin Encarnacion (quad) could be back with the Blue Jays as early as next week Wed Jul, 23, 12:02 PM
Understands his role as a run producer and does it very well. Has good bat speed that generates a solid number of doubles and home runs. Is now a fairly patient hitter. Boasts a good arm and is somewhat versatile afield.
Flaws: : Is fairly streaky in every facet of the game and is also a little injury-prone. Has some holes in his swing at times, which can lead to low batting averages and slumps. Struggles on defense whenever he's at the hot corner.
It's a wait-and see thing right now as the Blue Jays are nursing a number of injuries and this is all just speculation by coaches and beat writers. It's about how the players respond to treatment and how they fare during rehab drills. A week away would be nice, but it's not something to fully put your trust into right now.Analyst: Howard Bender
Encarnacion seems to be progressing nicely, but more will be known after his batting practice session and time spent in the field. He's expected to come off the DL by the end of the month, but we'll wait until his re-evaluation after Tuesday.Analyst: Howard Bender
Coming out of the break, manager John Gibbons was hesitant to offer up any sort of a timetable which had fantasy owners a little worried. Should he be able to start a rehab assignment next week he could be back early the following week depending on how the quad feels after a game or two.Analyst: Howard Bender
Gibbons wasn't exactly a wealth of information here on the first day of the second half. He remained vague when discussing the injuries on the team and shed virtually no light on when we might see Encarnacion back in the lineup. Either he's being cagey with the media or the injury is much worse than everyone thought and Encarnacion could be out for a while longer.Analyst: Howard Bender