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Edwin Encarnacion had to be helped off the field due to a leg injury

Jul 5, 2014, 10:32 PM EDT

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Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion required the assistance of two Blue Jays trainers to leave the field after knocking in a run against the Athletics in Saturday night’s game. He beat out what otherwise would have been a ground ball double play, Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi reports. Adam Lind ran for him and stayed in the game at first base.

Update (10:55 PM): The Blue Jays are calling the injury right quadriceps soreness, per Davidi.

Losing Encarnacion for any amount of time is a huge blow to the Blue Jays, who entered the day a half game behind the Orioles for first place in the AL East. Encarnacion is tied with Nelson Cruz for the major league lead with 70 RBI. He has hit 26 home runs and is slashing .277/.368/.591.

  1. jaysfan64 - Jul 5, 2014 at 10:34 PM

    Yikes…he was down for about 5 minutes…did not look good..

  2. jtreddog - Jul 5, 2014 at 11:00 PM

    Lol…huge Jays fan here but I have had about enough if candy-ass baseball players…he goes down like he is shot and needs help like his knee is blown up and he has a quad strain?!? Rasmus sore wrist…Bautista hammy…Cecil groin…Gruber hangnail…pick any body part of out if shape Lind…throw some hockey gloves on these overpaid made of glass pampered “athletes”

    • mmeyer3387 - Jul 5, 2014 at 11:54 PM

      Ease up. How can you criticize Encarnacion for getting hurt, when he was giving max effort. I understand that you are disappointed because Encarnacion went down and you want your team to do well, but players getting hurt does come with the game. Every team will encounter their sure of difficult seasons because of injuries. Just this year, a few teams had players that needed season ending “Tommy John” surgery. The Mets, and Marlins are an example, they lost their best players. Hopefully,Encarnacion injury isn’t serious and he will be back soon. Best wishes to Encarnacion, as he makes a strong run to finish the season as the MVP.

    • proudlycanadian - Jul 6, 2014 at 12:56 AM

      Bautista and Lind are playing hurt, yet you criticise them. My condolences to your parents for the way you have turned out.. I won’t offer condolences to your friends as you do not have any left.

    • tuberippin - Jul 6, 2014 at 2:06 AM

      You sir are an idiot.

  3. proudlycanadian - Jul 5, 2014 at 11:03 PM

    The injury was the result of hustling down to first. Encarnacion is always trying hard.

  4. jtreddog - Jul 5, 2014 at 11:11 PM

    What has come of professional sports when trying hard is enough because it is not the norm…I watch every Jay game (need to find something better to do) and EE is one of the worst offenders for giving it about 30% on routine grounded and one if the few that actually walks to first on walks…far from being the poster boy for hustle

    • mmeyer3387 - Jul 5, 2014 at 11:58 PM

      Encarnacion is a very good player and I wish he was on my favorite team, as would most MLB fans. You should be thankful that your team has such a talented player.

    • dcarroll73 - Jul 6, 2014 at 12:32 AM

      jt, I think the rule is that you can either complain about a player getting hurt on a hustling play or complain about him showing ‘lack of hustle’. I don’t think you can do both and retain any logical consistency or credibility. I saw the same snark from people about Robbie Cano. The guy was great – just not for 10 years. Cano showed plenty of hustle or grit when it made sense, but getting hurt on a routine ground out would not be smart. Even as a Yanks fan, I wish EE well.

  5. elvin2014 - Jul 5, 2014 at 11:27 PM

    Update (10:55 PM): The Blue Jays are calling the injury right quadriceps soreness, per Davidi (https://twitter.com/ShiDavidi/status/485617842985771008)….

  6. jtreddog - Jul 6, 2014 at 12:16 AM

    Agreed he is an excellent player…but as I said he is far from a poster boy for hustle…by the way anybody out there watching the Bad News Jays tonight…my eyes are bleeding…this must be an organizational thing because year after year the basic fundamentals of baseball escapes them…hard to watch Lind tracking down pop-ups with his bad foot, back, kidney, knee, ear and tonsils…it actually gave me a belly laugh

    • unclemosesgreen - Jul 6, 2014 at 8:37 AM

      UNCLEAN!!!

  7. jtreddog - Jul 6, 2014 at 12:32 AM

    Lol…missed cut-off man in 8th leading to another run…fundamental break-down #157 so far in this series…I’m cheering for the Cubs now!

  8. jtreddog - Jul 6, 2014 at 12:36 AM

    Wtf…passed ball for another run…who can spell f-u-n-d-a-m-e-n-t-a-l-s…is that JP in a Navarro disguise?!?

  9. jtreddog - Jul 6, 2014 at 12:40 AM

    Venting….20 years of frustration boiling over…it is too hard to watch any more tonight… goodnight…hope your team is better than TBJ

  10. jtreddog - Jul 6, 2014 at 1:07 AM

    Ouch…you win the battle of wits! By the way in case you haven’t been paying attention for the last 7 years…there are two conditions that you will find Lind in…DL or hurt

  11. sabatimus - Jul 6, 2014 at 9:02 AM

    This is Hardball Talk; or, “Fun with Downthumbs”.

  12. rcali - Jul 6, 2014 at 1:32 PM

    Quad Soreness? Ha, the Jays must think this is the NFL and they are the Patriots. This might be the first “Quad Soreness” to land a player on the DL followed by a hamstring surgery.

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