|Aug. 15 2:40 PM PT3:40 PM MT4:40 PM CT5:40 PM ET17:40 ET21:40 GMT5:40 2:40 PM MST4:40 PM EST5:10 PM VEN1:40 UAE (+1)4:40 PM CT-The Toronto Blue Jays have activated slugger Edwin Encarnacion from the 15-day disabled list and sent outfielder Anthony Gose to the minors.
Analysis: Encarnacion missed more than a month because of a strained right quadriceps muscle. The first baseman and designated hitter just completed a rehab stint with Triple-A Buffalo and hit a grand slam in his first game.
|July 7 1:13 PM PT2:13 PM MT3:13 PM CT4:13 PM ET16:13 ET20:13 GMT4:13 1:13 PM MST3:13 PM EST3:43 PM VEN0:13 UAE (+1)3:13 PM CT-Encarnacion has suffered a setback as he tries to return, according to MLB's official website.
Analysis: Encarnacion is on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained right quadriceps. He likely won't be back until Aug. 5 at the earliest.
|July 5 8:42 PM PT9:42 PM MT10:42 PM CT11:42 PM ET23:42 ET3:42 GMT11:42 8:42 PM MST10:42 PM EST11:12 PM VEN7:42 UAE (+1)10:42 PM CT-Encarnacion left the Toronto Blue Jays' game against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning on Saturday with an apparent right leg injury.
Analysis: Encarnacion beat out a double play ball, which allowed Jose Reyes to score, but he began limping just as he reached first base. The first baseman has 26 home runs and 70 RBIs for the Blue Jays.
|July 4 1:26 PM PT2:26 PM MT3:26 PM CT4:26 PM ET16:26 ET20:26 GMT4:26 1:26 PM MST3:26 PM EST3:56 PM VEN0:26 UAE (+1)3:26 PM CT-Encarnacion extended his hit streak to 11 games in a 4-1 loss to Oakland on Thursday night.
Analysis: Encarnacion, batting .281, is hitting .410 (16 for 39) during his streak and .388 (26 for 67) in his last 18 games.
|July 3 2:59 PM PT3:59 PM MT4:59 PM CT5:59 PM ET17:59 ET21:59 GMT5:59 2:59 PM MST4:59 PM EST5:29 PM VEN1:59 UAE (+1)4:59 PM CT-Encarnacion crushed a walkoff three-run homer in Wednesday's 7-4 win over Milwaukee.
Analysis: Encarnacion, who finished 2 for 4, is batting .429 with three homers and seven RBIs during a 10-game hitting streak.
|June 25 4:52 PM PT5:52 PM MT6:52 PM CT7:52 PM ET19:52 ET23:52 GMT7:52 4:52 PM MST6:52 PM EST7:22 PM VEN3:52 UAE (+1)6:52 PM CT-Encarnacion started at designated hitter in Wednesday's series finale against the New York Yankees, one day after he was struck in the back of the head by Mark Teixeira's elbow in a collision at first base.
Analysis: Encarnacion entered play Wednesday batting .277 with team-highs of 24 home runs and 63 RBIs. Adam Lind started at first base against New York.
|June 24 12:55 PM PT1:55 PM MT2:55 PM CT3:55 PM ET15:55 ET19:55 GMT3:55 12:55 PM MST2:55 PM EST3:25 PM VEN23:55 UAE2:55 PM CT-Encarnacion had three hits Monday.
Analysis: Encarnacion did not add to his major league-best 24 homers but that could happen Tuesday vs. David Phelps.
|June 23 2:19 PM PT3:19 PM MT4:19 PM CT5:19 PM ET17:19 ET21:19 GMT5:19 2:19 PM MST4:19 PM EST4:49 PM VEN1:19 UAE (+1)4:19 PM CT-Encarnacion led off the Toronto eighth with his 24th home run, connecting against his former team Sunday.
Analysis: Encarnacion leads the majors in homers with four in his last four games.
|June 21 3:51 PM PT4:51 PM MT5:51 PM CT6:51 PM ET18:51 ET22:51 GMT6:51 3:51 PM MST5:51 PM EST6:21 PM VEN2:51 UAE (+1)5:51 PM CT-Encarnacion recorded his sixth multihomer game of the season Friday against Cincinnati, connecting on his 22nd and 23rd homers of the year.
Analysis: Encarnacion is 10 for 25 over his last six games with eight RBIs.
|June 20 8:36 AM PT9:36 AM MT10:36 AM CT11:36 AM ET11:36 ET15:36 GMT23:36 8:36 AM MST10:36 AM EST11:06 AM VEN19:36 UAE10:36 AM CT-Encarnacion went 2 for 4 with his 21st home run in Thursday's 6-4 loss at Yankee Stadium.
Analysis: Encarnacion has gone 8 for 20 in his last five games, but it was his first homer since June 9. He's second in the majors behind Nelson Cruz of Baltimore in home runs.
|June 16 3:03 PM PT4:03 PM MT5:03 PM CT6:03 PM ET18:03 ET22:03 GMT6:03 3:03 PM MST5:03 PM EST5:33 PM VEN2:03 UAE (+1)5:03 PM CT-Encarnacion had three hits and scored twice in Sunday's 5-2 win at Baltimore.
Analysis: Encarnacion had been hitless in four consecutive games until going 5 for 9 with three doubles in his last two.
|June 10 2:44 PM PT3:44 PM MT4:44 PM CT5:44 PM ET17:44 ET21:44 GMT5:44 2:44 PM MST4:44 PM EST5:14 PM VEN1:44 UAE (+1)4:44 PM CT-Encarnacion went 2 for 3 with a home run and three RBIs in Monday's win over Minnesota.
Analysis: It was his 20th homer of the season.
|June 5 10:35 AM PT11:35 AM MT12:35 PM CT1:35 PM ET13:35 ET17:35 GMT1:35 10:35 AM MST12:35 PM EST1:05 PM VEN21:35 UAE12:35 PM CT-Encarnacion is out of the starting lineup for Thursday's game at Detroit with what the team describes as a minor back problem.
Analysis: Manager John Gibbons says he wants to let Encarnacion rest Thursday, but he hopes the first baseman will be able to play Friday night against the St. Louis Cardinals.
|May 27 12:19 PM PT1:19 PM MT2:19 PM CT3:19 PM ET15:19 ET19:19 GMT3:19 12:19 PM MST2:19 PM EST2:49 PM VEN23:19 UAE2:19 PM CT-Encarnacion went 3 for 5 with a home run in Monday's win over Tampa Bay.
Analysis: He's homered in back-to-back games, but that's hardly been unusual for him with nine homers and 14 RBIs in his last 11 games.
|May 16 3:44 PM PT4:44 PM MT5:44 PM CT6:44 PM ET18:44 ET22:44 GMT6:44 3:44 PM MST5:44 PM EST6:14 PM VEN2:44 UAE (+1)5:44 PM CT-Encarnacion went 3 for 4 with two home runs and a double in Thursday's win over Cleveland.
Analysis: Since his last two-homer show, Encarnacion had gone 3 for 21 in six games. He has six home runs in his last 10 games after hitting two in his first 32 of the season.
|May 9 12:48 PM PT1:48 PM MT2:48 PM CT3:48 PM ET15:48 ET19:48 GMT3:48 12:48 PM MST2:48 PM EST3:18 PM VEN23:48 UAE2:48 PM CT-Encarnacion continued his power surge by hitting two of Toronto's five home runs in a 12-6 win over Philadelphia on Thursday.
Analysis: Encarnacion, who had three hits Thursday, is 7 for 13 with four homers, one triple and seven RBIs in his last three games.
|May 8 1:30 PM PT2:30 PM MT3:30 PM CT4:30 PM ET16:30 ET20:30 GMT4:30 1:30 PM MST3:30 PM EST4:00 PM VEN0:30 UAE (+1)3:30 PM CT-Encarnacion collected two hits while homering for the second straight game Wednesday against Philadelphia.
Analysis: Encarnacion has doubled his season home run total to four in the last two days.
|May 7 1:38 PM PT2:38 PM MT3:38 PM CT4:38 PM ET16:38 ET20:38 GMT4:38 1:38 PM MST3:38 PM EST4:08 PM VEN0:38 UAE (+1)3:38 PM CT-Encarnacion was 2 for 5 with his third home run of the season Tuesday at Philadelphia after going hitless in 12 at-bats over his previous three games.
Analysis: Encarnacion's .727 OPS isn't too impressive considering the .941 and .904 marks he put up over the past two seasons.
|May 6 9:41 AM PT10:41 AM MT11:41 AM CT12:41 PM ET12:41 ET16:41 GMT0:41 9:41 AM MST11:41 AM EST12:11 PM VEN20:41 UAE11:41 AM CT-Encarnacion is slumping, going hitless in 12 at-bats and showing little power.
Analysis: Encarnacion has a .700 OPS with a pathetic .374 slugging percentage. He has homered twice and when his next one comes is anybody's guess.
|May 1 2:39 PM PT3:39 PM MT4:39 PM CT5:39 PM ET17:39 ET21:39 GMT5:39 2:39 PM MST4:39 PM EST5:09 PM VEN1:39 UAE (+1)4:39 PM CT-Encarnacion had two hits and one RBI on Wednesday.
Analysis: Encarnacion has a OPS of .747 - that's a nice number for an airplane but needs to be better for a hitter of his fantasy caliber who has topped .900 in OPS each of the last two seasons.
|Apr. 28 2:45 PM PT3:45 PM MT4:45 PM CT5:45 PM ET17:45 ET21:45 GMT5:45 2:45 PM MST4:45 PM EST5:15 PM VEN1:45 UAE (+1)4:45 PM CT-Encarnacion recorded his seventh and eighth doubles of the season Sunday against Boston.
Analysis: Encarnacion owns a .404 on-base percentage over his last 13 games with 12 RBIs.
|Apr. 23 12:08 PM PT1:08 PM MT2:08 PM CT3:08 PM ET15:08 ET19:08 GMT3:08 12:08 PM MST2:08 PM EST2:38 PM VEN23:08 UAE2:08 PM CT-Encarnacion, Melky Cabrera and Brett Lawrie hit three-run homers in a 9-3 win over Baltimore on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Encarnacion, batting .228, is 10 for 33 (.303) with eight RBIs in his last eight games.
|Apr. 14 3:01 PM PT4:01 PM MT5:01 PM CT6:01 PM ET18:01 ET22:01 GMT6:01 3:01 PM MST5:01 PM EST5:31 PM VEN2:01 UAE (+1)5:01 PM CT-Encarnacion was 3 for 4 with two doubles and his first two RBIs of the season Sunday against Baltimore.
Analysis: Encarnacion is off to a rough start, slugging just .340.