Latest Update Jays GM said he does not know when Edwin Encarnacion will be back Mon Jul, 28, 09:21 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.
He strained the quad beating out a double play in Oakland on July 5th (nothing good comes from hustling, Kids). Encarnacion had a setback this weekend while swinging the bat at the Blue Jays' spring training facility in Florida. Check back for further updates. Analyst: Spencer Silva
Encarnacion was being shut down over the weekend after Friday's setback. Whatever hope he had of coming back early or without a rehab assignment is now lost. The Jays will not set up a timetable for his return, so you should expect that he'll be out for at least this whole week and possibly most of the next as well.Analyst: Howard Bender
So much for the "he should be back in a week" talk we were hearing last weekend. Encarnacion will be re-evaluated over the coming days and the Jays will update his timetable then. You shouldn't expect him back next week though, it seems.Analyst: Howard Bender
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