Edwin Encarnación Celebrity Life
Edwin Encarnación is a Dominican baseball professional. He plays as a hitter and first baseman. He is a free agent currently. He was born on January 7th, 1983 and has featured for several teams in MLB like Toronto Blue Jays, Cincinnati Reds, New York Yankees, Seattle Mariners, and Cleveland Indians. He featured in the All-Star Team thrice.
Encarnación was picked up by the Texas Rangers during the MLB draft of 2000. He changed for the Cincinnati Reds as a part of an exchange for another player. He played his first MLB game in June 20005 and featured in 69 matches. He completed the season with a batting average of .232, 31 RBIs, and 9 home runs.
Toronto Blue Jays
Encarnacion agreed to a one year deal with the Blue Jays. He started the season 2011 filling at the third base for the Jays. He improved his performances when he played as a hitter. During a match versus the Boston Red Sox in September 2011, he created a new record of the number of doubles during a season by hitting 34. In the year 2011, he pulled off an average batting of .272 and 17 home runs.
Encarnación scored a grand slam for the 4th time in his career during a game versus the Seattle Mariners. During a game versus the Seattle Mariners, he struck his 40th season home run. It was also his 100th RBI in the season. This was the first time he had made a 100 RBI mark and 40 home runs in his career.
He received the accolade of Player of the Year for Blue Jays by the BBWAA. He was also picked as the Most Improved Player for the team. Encarnación struck a fifth grand slam of his career to help Blue Jays to a lead against the Baltimore Orioles and eventually win the match.
Encarnación was picked to his 1st game in the All-Star game as a substitute. He was among four players from the Blue Jays to get picked. During the match, he came in as the pinch-hitter during the 7th inning ad completed the game 0-2. In the match versus the Houston Astros, he became the second player in the history of the franchise to strike 2 home runs during an inning. He struck his 6th grand slam and a solo home run later to add 8 more runs to his team.
New York YankeesEncarnación was traded to the New York Yankees in return for another player in June 2019. He injured his wrist during a match in August. The team announced that he would become a free agent in the 2019-2020 season.
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