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Edwin Encarnacion suffers burns in fireworks accident

Jan 2, 2010, 12:16 PM EST

Enrique Rojas of, by way of Jorge Arangure on Twitter, reports that Blue Jays third baseman Edwin Encarnacion suffered burns on his face during a fireworks accident in the Dominican Republic.

Encarnacion, who turns 30 next week, batted .225/.320/.410 with 13 home runs and 39 RBI in 293 at-bats with the Reds and Blue Jays last season. He was limited to just 85 games due to wrist and hamstring injuries.

Update: According to a translated version of the story, Encarnacion was discharged from a Miami hospital after suffering first and second-degree burns on his forehead and the right side of his face. He traveled from the Dominican Republic to the United States as a precaution and should be able to resume his offseason training program in about two weeks.

  1. Ralph - Jan 2, 2010 at 12:32 PM

    Why wait for an update? Just translate it.

  2. Old Gator - Jan 2, 2010 at 11:26 PM

    And if you’re going to be such a hapless nitwit, Edwin, do take a couple of hints from Bob Ojeda: don’t try to trim your own hedges and avoid speedboat racing at night.

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