FANTASY PLAYER UPDATES & NEWS

GM Alex Anthopoulos says Edwin Encarnacion (quad) should return by the end of next week.

The sad thing is that Anthopoulos said this exact same thing last week. Until you hear reports that Encarnacion is doing fielding drills and running the bases at full speed, you can't expect him to begin a legitimate rehab assignment anytime soon. When he does start to play in minor league games, then you can let your enthusiasm go nuts. Until then, keep fishing on your waiver wire looking for power help.ANALYST: Howard Bender