The Toronto Blue Jays are listing designated hitter/first baseman Edwin Encarnacion as day-to-day with a bruised right hand. Encarnacion was hit on the hand during yesterday’s weekend finale versus the Boston Red Sox, and MRIs taken after the game came back negative.
Encarnacion Upate: x-rays negative, bruised right hand and is day-to-day— Blue Jays-Official(@BlueJays) June 3, 2012
Encarnacion was one of two Blue Jays players to be hit by Red Sox starter Daniel Bard yesterday. Bard hit Encarnacion on the back of his right hand during the second inning of the contest.
Encarnacion remained in the game but was eventually lifted for a pinch hitter in the fifth inning. X-rays later showed no major damage. The Blue Jays have Monday off, allowing Encarnacion to rest his sore hand.
After posting back-to-back mediocre seasons for the Blue Jays in 2010-11, Encarnacion has exploded onto the scene this year. Over his 204 at-bats, Encarnacion has hit at a clip of .279/.348/.578 while leading the team in most offensive categories including home runs (17), RBIs (43) and hits (57).