New York Yankees among remaining suitors for Edwin Encarnacion (Report)
Sep 20, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion (10) watches the action against the Boston Red Sox in the eighth inning at Rogers Centre. Boston defeated Toronto 4-3. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Although nothing imminent, the New York Yankees are believed to be among remaining suitors for free agent DH, Edwin Encarnacion. 

As the New York Yankees continue their search for a DH, they are reportedly among the remaining suitors for Edwin Encarnacion.

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According to Jon Morosi, while the slugger’s agent Paul Kinzer refused to comment on which specific team, the Houston Astros and Yankees are believed to among few other teams in the running for his services.

Kinzer also stated that two teams have made “serious” offers to Encarnacion while also declining to identify those teams, according to Rick Westhead of TSN. He is expected to be signed “later this week or early next week.”

Encarnacion, who finished in the top-15 in the American League MVP voting in three of the past four seasons, has hit 193 home runs and has maintained a .272/.367/.544 slash line with an OPS of .912 since 2012.

Last season, he finished third with 42 home runs, tenth in OPS (.886), sixth in isolated power (.266) but did strike out 138 times, the most of his 12-year career. More impressively, though, no hitter in baseball has more home runs than Encarnacion does (210) since 2011.

According to Spotrac, Encarnacion’s market value estimates his upcoming contract to contain over $25 million a year. Going by what Yoenis Cespedes just made with the Mets, that may go higher.

A potential fit? Of course. But soon enough we will find out if Encarnacion will be sending balls out of the yard in the Bronx in 2017 and beyond.



 

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