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Blue Jays sign Edwin Encarnacion to a three year extension

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Edwin Encarnacion was expected to be one of the top hitters available in the trade market this month, someone that the Rangers might have interest in as a potential 4C guy and righthanded bench bat. Well, scratch him from the list:

Encarnacion, originally drafted by the Doug Melvin Rangers in the fifth round and traded (along with Ruben Mateo) to the Cincinnati Reds for Rob Bell is one of Melvin's more cringe-worthy moves, has had a breakout season this year and was eligible for free agency at season's end. My initial reaction is that this is a pretty good deal for team and player...Encarnacion gets security, and the Blue Jays lock up a nice hitter for a reasonable amount over a reasonable term, with a relatively cheap club option tacked onto the end.


G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2012 - Edwin Encarnacion 83 308 55 91 14 0 23 58 37 56 9 2 .295 .382 .565