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Edwin Encarnacion undergoes wrist surgery

Sep 20, 2013, 12:04 PM EDT

Edwin Encarnacion AP

After being shut down earlier this week, Blue Jays slugger Edwin Encarnacion underwent successful surgery on his left wrist yesterday.

Encarnacion missed some time after tweaking his wrist earlier this month, but he was able to return to the lineup over the weekend. While he initially planned to play through the discomfort, he changed his mind after he struck out swinging and threw his bat in the stands in his final at-bat on Sunday. Evan Peaslee of reports that Encarnacion had cartilage removed from the wrist while the “conservative” estimate is that he’ll need two months of recovery time.

After a breakthrough season in 2012, Encarnacion batted .272/.370/.534 with 36 home runs and 104 RBI in 142 games this season. Only Chris Davis and Miguel Cabrera have more home runs over the past two seasons.

  1. cur68 - Sep 20, 2013 at 12:18 PM

    I wonder what the original injury diagnosis was? Torn cartilage? If so, removing it will probably lead to arthritis in the wrist down the road. I certainly hope he’s getting a wrist brace or the like for baseball activities because he’s just lost some shock absorbing in that wrist.

    Good luck, E5. See ya next season.

  2. dondada10 - Sep 20, 2013 at 2:43 PM

    wrists: hitters :: elbows: pitchers

    I really hope E5 recovers well from this. Also, FYI, in my mind I pronounce analogies “anal-oh-gees.” It helps me spell it.

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