The Kendrys Morales signing has not closed the door on Edwin Encarnacion returning to the Blue Jays.

According to Jon Heyman of Fan Rag Sports, the Blue Jays offered Encarnacion a four-year contract worth $80 million earlier this offseason, and they are still open to re-signing him. They tried to sign him to an extension back in spring training as well.

Here are some more details from Heyman:

The Jays didn't entice Encarnacion to make a quick decision to return with their offer, but their continuing interest suggests the deal they offered is likely still on the table, at the least. The Jays had offered a two-year guarantee to Encarnacion (plus two team option years) in spring training, and their new four-year attempt at the very least shows a serious interest, a stance that hasn't changed with the Morales deal for $33 million over three years.

With Morales now on board, Encarnacion would have to take over as Toronto's regular first baseman should he return to the team. He played the position nearly every day in the final third of the 2016 season as well as the postseason. Encarnacion has spent the last few years primarily as a DH.

A four-year deal worth $80 million is a fine first offer by the Blue Jays, but it's no surprise Encarnacion passed. In this market he could easily end up with a fifth guaranteed year, even as a soon-to-be 34-year-old whose best position is DH. Legitimate 40-homer threats are always in demand.

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The Blue Jays are facing the prospect of losing both Encarnacion and Jose Bautista to free agency this offseason. They'll still be able to build their offense around Morales, Josh Donaldson, and Troy Tulowitzki going forward, so things aren't all bad. Bringing back Encarnacion would make them that much more dangerous though.

Toronto will have no shortage of competition for Encarnacion's services at this point. The Red Sox, Yankees, and Astros have all reportedly been connected to him in recent weeks. And if Encarnacion is truly willing to play first base full-time, don't be surprised if NL teams jump into the mix too.