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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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