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23 Edwin Encarnacion DH

Chicago White Sox

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
81%52%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
41834.24486810
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2018CLE13750074123321076313230.336.474.246
2019NYY1094188110234865810301.344.531.244

Player Updates

May 7, 2020 12:40 AM
White Sox's Edwin Encarnacion: Ready for second spring training
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Encarnacion (hip) said he's ready to begin training whenever MLB starts a second spring training, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Encarnacion, who dealt with a sore right hip during spring training, had plenty of time to get healthy during the pause prompted by the coronavirus pandemic. He's used a batting cage at his farm and owns a hitting facility in Santo Domingo (Dominican Repbulic). Once MLB gives the green light, Encarnacion said he's ready to hit the facility to begin a ramp-up to an abbreviated season. Encarnacion estimated that he'd need about three weeks' worth of at-bats in a second spring training. The 37-year-old is expected to serve as the White Sox's primary designated hitter.

March 11, 2020 02:04 PM
White Sox's Edwin Encarnacion: Slowed by sore hip
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Encarnacion is dealing with a sore right hip but is expected to be fine by Opening day, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.

Encarnacion is expected to resume swinging Friday. While the fact that he's expected to play on Opening Day is certainly encouraging, this is now his second minor injury of camp, as he missed time with a stiff back in late February and early March. It's probably wise to expect similar issues to crop up throughout the campaign for the 37-year-old, who has averaged just 123 games over the last two seasons.

March 3, 2020 12:08 PM
White Sox's Edwin Encarnacion: Will play Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Encarnacion (back) will serve as the White Sox's designated hitter and bat cleanup in Tuesday's Cactus League game against the Athletics.

A stiff back kept him out of the lineup for the past few days, but Encarnacion will return to action Tuesday after he took batting practice over the weekend without issue. The 37-year-old should be good to go for Opening Day and will be looking to reach the 30-homer plateau for the ninth straight season.

March 1, 2020 09:00 PM
White Sox's Edwin Encarnacion: Could return Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Encarnacion (back) could be in the lineup for Tuesday's Cactus League game against the Athletics, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Encarnacion was pulled from Thursday's game with back stiffness, but he's been able to swing off the tee and in the batting cage this weekend. It's never appeared to be a serious issue for the 36-year-old and should not impact his availability for Opening Day.

March 1, 2020 03:48 PM
White Sox's Edwin Encarnacion: Takes swings in cage
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Encarnacion (back) took swings in the batting cage Saturday, Jack Magruder of MLB.com reports.

Encarnacion was held out of the lineup once again Saturday due to his ailing back, but he reiterated following the session that his absence is merely precautionary. The White Sox feel there's still enough time for him to get his work in and be ready for Opening Day.

February 28, 2020 02:36 PM
White Sox's Edwin Encarnacion: Back feels better
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Encarnacion is feeling better after leaving Thursday's game due to back stiffness, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

The White Sox have little reason not to be cautious with their veteran slugger with Opening Day still nearly a month away. It appears that there's no particular reason to worry about Encarnacion's health, though it remains to be seen when he'll return to game action.

February 27, 2020 02:20 PM
White Sox's Edwin Encarnacion: Scratched with back stiffness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Encarnacion was removed from Thursday's spring game due to back stiffness, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.

Nicky Delmonico entered the lineup at DH in place of Encarnacion, who should be considered day-to-day. Assuming he returns to Cactus League action sooner than later, it doesn't sound like the issue will have an effect on Encarnacion's buildup for the start of the season.

February 25, 2020 06:52 AM
White Sox's Edwin Encarnacion: Bats cleanup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Encarnacion started at designated hitter and batted cleanup in Monday's spring game against the Dodgers. He went 0-for-2 with two strikeouts.

Encarnacion made his spring debut for the White Sox, who signed him to a one-year deal in the offseason. The cleanup spot sounds just about right for Encarnacion, who still carries a lethal stick at age 37. That placement should present RBI potential, hitting behind Tim Anderson, Yoan Moncada and Jose Abreu. Encarnacion has averaged 37 home runs and 107 RBI over the last four seasons.

December 25, 2019 08:12 PM
White Sox's Edwin Encarnacion: Heading to White Sox
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Encarnacion signed a one-year, $12 million contract with the White Sox on Wednesday, Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes reports.

Encarnacion's $20 million club option was declined by the Yankees at the end of October, but he'll sign on with the White Sox for a reduced price tag. The slugger's average dipped slightly last season, but he remained effective with his power, hitting 34 home runs over 109 games with the Mariners and Yankees as he battled injuries throughout the season. Entering his age-37 season, Encarnacion could provide a boost to Chicago's power numbers if he can remain healthy.

October 31, 2019 04:28 PM
Edwin Encarnacion: Club option declined
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Encarnacion's club option was declined by the Yankees on Thursday, making him a free agent.

Encarnacion struggled with injuries in 2019 and was traded from the Mariners to the Yankees in mid-June. The 36-year-old hit .244/.344/.531 with 34 home runs last season, but the Yankees opted against his $20 million club option. Encarnacion's batting average has declined in past seasons, but he's shown that he still has solid power with 32 or more home runs in each of the past eight seasons.

October 18, 2019 03:20 PM
Yankees' Edwin Encarnacion: On bench for Game 5
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Encarnacion is not in the lineup for Game 5 of the ALCS against the Astros on Friday.

Encarnacion returned from an oblique injury for the start of the playoffs but hasn't been good, hitting just .179/.281/.286 in seven games. Giancarlo Stanton will return from a quadriceps injury to start as the designated hitter in his absence.

October 4, 2019 02:48 PM
Yankees' Edwin Encarnacion: Cleared and cleaning up
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Encarnacion (oblique) will bat cleanup as the designated hitter for Game 1 of the ALDS against the Twins on Friday.

Encarnacion will play his first game since Sept. 12 after missing much of September with a strained oblique. He's ready to go after swinging at 100 percent for the last few days.

October 2, 2019 03:52 PM
Yankees' Edwin Encarnacion: Ready to play
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Encarnacion (oblique) says he's ready to play Friday in Game 1 of the ALDS against the Twins, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

Encarnacion hasn't played since Sept. 12, but it sounds like he won't be missing any more time. The Yankees have yet to officially announce their ALDS roster, but it sounds quite likely that Encarnacion will be on it.

October 2, 2019 12:52 PM
Yankees' Edwin Encarnacion: Looking good in practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Encarnacion (oblique) is swinging at 100 percent, Mike Mazzeo of Yahoo Sports reports.

Encarnacion has been out since Sept. 12 with an oblique strain, casting his status for the ALDS in some doubt. The Yankees won't have to submit their final roster until Friday, but Wednesday's report seems to indicate that the slugger will be ready to go.

September 30, 2019 03:16 PM
Yankees' Edwin Encarnacion: Not guaranteed to be on ALDS roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Encarnacion (oblique) is on track to return for the ALDS but his status remains uncertain, Marly Rivera of ESPN reports.

Although general manager Brian Cashman indicated that the team expects Encarnacion to be on the roster when the ALDS begins on Friday, he stopped short of guaranteeing such a scenario, indicating that the slugger would need to prove his readiness in a series of at-bats Tuesday and Wednesday. Encarnacion was initially expected to return to the lineup before the end of the regular season but was instead held out as the Yankees decided to exercise caution in dealing with his oblique injury. With ALDS rosters not required to be submitted until Friday, the organization has adequate time to assess Encarnacion before making a final decision on his status.

September 29, 2019 12:08 AM
Yankees' Edwin Encarnacion: Not expected to play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Aaron Boone said it's unlikely Encarnacion (oblique) will play Sunday against the Rangers, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.

Boone previously said he expected the veteran slugger to return Friday and play all three games in Texas, but the team is expressing additional caution for the final series of the regular season. According to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com, Encarnacion feels near 100 percent but doesn't want to risk a setback in a meaningless Game 162. The 36-year-old is expected to partake in simulated games next week in advance of the ALDS versus the Twins, which begins Friday in New York.

September 28, 2019 05:12 PM
Yankees' Edwin Encarnacion: Out again Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Encarnacion (oblique) is not in Saturday's lineup against the Rangers, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.

On Friday he told Marly Rivera of ESPN that he is trying to avoid setbacks before the postseason. Encarnacion says he feels healthy and pain-free but has some fear of re-injuring the oblique while swinging, so they are taking it one day at a time. It seems unlikely he will return this weekend and his status for the ALDS is up in the air.

September 27, 2019 05:08 PM
Yankees' Edwin Encarnacion: Remains out Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Encarnacion (oblique) isn't in Friday's starting lineup against the Rangers, Pete Caldera of The Bergen Record reports.

Encarnacion was expected to return to the starting nine Friday, but the Yankees will hold him out for at least one more day. The slugger will still have two more chances to see at-bats over the weekend before the postseason begins. He hasn't taken the field since Sept. 12 due to a left oblique strain.

September 27, 2019 06:44 PM
Yankees' Edwin Encarnacion: Tabbed to return Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Encarnacion (oblique) is expected to start Friday and play all three games this weekend against the Rangers, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Encarnacion went down with a left oblique strain Sept. 12 and is set to make his return to the lineup after being sidelined for two weeks. Manager Aaron Boone said he primarily expects the veteran slugger to serve as the designated hitter and bat in the middle of the lineup for the playoffs.

September 25, 2019 04:36 PM
Yankees' Edwin Encarnacion: Not back yet
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Encarnacion (oblique) remains out of the lineup Wednesday against Tampa Bay.

Encarnacion hasn't played since suffering a strained oblique Sept. 12. He's been with the team in Tampa and took batting practice Tuesday, but he'll sit for at least one more contest. It remains to be seen whether he'll return for the final series against the Rangers. Giancarlo Stanton will be the designated hitter Wednesday.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Houston3853 .267 .395 .132
vs Lynn (Career)1420 .143.250.143
vs RHP3127623 .332 .510 .244
Last 7 Games
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9/10@DET5111200
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020CHW0000000000------------
2019NYY1094188110234865810301.244.344.5310.875
2018CLE13750074123321076313230.246.336.4740.810
2017CLE157554961433810710413320.258.377.5040.881
2016TOR16060199158421278713820.263.357.5290.886
2015TOR1465289414639111779832.277.372.5570.929
2014TOR128477751283498628220.268.354.5470.901
2013TOR1425309014436104826271.272.370.5340.904
2012TOR15154293152421108494133.280.384.5570.941
2011TOR134481701311755437782.272.334.4530.787
2010TOR9633247812151296010.244.305.4820.787
2009CIN-TOR8529335661339376721.225.320.4100.729
2008CIN1465067512726686110210.251.340.4660.807
2007CIN139502661451676398681.289.356.4380.794
2006CIN117406601121572417863.276.358.4730.831
2005CIN692112549931206030.232.308.4360.744
2004CIN0000000000.000.000.0000.000
Total1916688110801807414124288713726114.263.352.4990.851
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020CHW000000000
2019NYY10918022230714
2018CLE137161237708214
2017CLE157201279505518
2016TOR160340318805322
2015TOR1463102941009514
2014TOR128272261102618
2013TOR142291283504720
2012TOR1512403027011126
2011TOR134360218303217
2010TOR9616016040219
2009CIN-TOR8511212030505
2008CIN1462912365010113
2007CIN139251220101445
2006CIN117331192301339
2005CIN691609200328
2004CIN000000000
Total191636510343465010154182
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2000R-Rangers51177315563036212731.311.381.379
2001A-Savannah45170235292425123433.306.355.453
2001R-Billings52211275582526152981.261.307.389
2001A-Dayton9372620161501.162.184.297
2002A-Dayton13651880146324177340108257.282.338.458
2003AA-Chattanooga672544069131536224483.272.331.390
2003A-Potomac582154069151629243271.321.387.484
2004AA-Chattanooga1204697313235113765379173.281.352.444
2005AAA-Louisville7829044912301554335372.314.388.548
2006AAA-Louisville1036611301121100.306.342.472
2007AAA-Louisville1146121930371410.413.425.674
2009AAA-Louisville113751010288600.270.400.460
2010AAA-Las Vegas 51s732914203132200.438.486.781
2010AFA-Dunedin Blue Jays3102100112300.100.308.400
2014AAA-Buffalo Bisons28120014----00.250.250.625
2014AFA-Dunedin Blue Jays24010000--100.250.250.250
2019AAA-Scranton/Wilkes-Barr28210001--200.125.222.125
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/230
Birthdate:
1/7/1983
Age:
37
Hometown:
La Romana, DR
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Chicago White Sox
College:

MLB Experience:
15
Awards:

2016: AL RBI Leader