Edwin Encarnacion Injury: Updates on Blue Jays Star's Leg and Return

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistJuly 6, 2014

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Updates from Friday, Aug. 15

Sportsnet's Shi Davidi confirms good news for Encarnacion:

MLB Lineups shows where Encarnacion will be batting:

Updates from Tuesday, August 12

Edwin Encarnacion's Triple-A rehab start is going rather well according to Scott MacArthur of TSN:

Updates from Monday, August 11

Edwin Encarnacion will be back in action on Tuesday according to Scott MacArthur of TSN:

Updates from Saturday, August 8

Chris Toman of MLB.com has the latest on Encarnacion's rehab:

Updates from Saturday, July 26

Scott MacArthur of TSN has the latest on Encarnacion:

Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com adds more:

Updates from Wednesday, July 23

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reported on Edwin Encarnacion's potential return to the Blue Jays:

Updates from Monday, July 21

John Lott of the National Post reported on Edwin Encarnacion's recovery:

Updates from Monday, July 7

Brendan Kennedy of the Toronto Star reported the latest for Edwin Encarnacion after his leg injury:

Updates from Sunday, July 6

Edwin Encarnacion is "certain" to end up on the disabled list, according to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports: 

Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com previously reported the latest diagnosis for Encarnacion:

Earlier in the day, Scott MacArthur of TSN confirmed that Encarnacion is not in Sunday's lineup:

Will Carroll of Bleacher Report also weighed in on Encarnacion's status:

On Saturday night, manager John Gibbons spoke about the the possibility of the disabled list for Encarnacion (via Shi Davidi of Sportsnet):

I’d be very surprised if it wasn’t a DL, for a couple of weeks at least. I don’t know that for sure yet.

Original Text

Canadians haven't had any luck lately. First, Milos Raonic and Eugenie Bouchard were eliminated at Wimbledon. Now, the Toronto Blue Jays have lost Edwin Encarnacion to injury. The first baseman left Saturday night's game in the first inning against the Oakland Athletics after hurting his leg, per Shi Davidi of Sportsnet:

MLB.com's Gregor Chisholm reported specifics:

Encarnacion has been one of the Blue Jays' best hitters this season.

He drove in a run on Saturday to boost his total to 70 RBI on the season, which is tied with Nelson Cruz for the major league lead. The 31-year-old is also one behind Cruz and Jose Abreu for the major league lead in home runs with 26 dingers. 

The Blue Jays will have four days off in a couple weeks for the All-Star Game to help Encarnacion recover, but depending on the severity of the injury, it may not matter.

Few players have been more integral to Toronto's success this season. With the Baltimore Orioles tied with them for the American League East lead and the New York Yankees only three games back, the Blue Jays may find themselves slowly slipping down the division standings the longer that their first baseman is off the field.


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