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Edwin Encarnacion suffers setback with quad injury

Jul 26, 2014, 12:31 PM EDT

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Blue Jays slugger Edwin Encarnacion hasn’t played since July 5 due to a right quadriceps strain and now his absence appears likely to stretch into August.

According to John Lott of the National Post, Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said this morning Encarnacion suffered “a minor setback” while swinging a bat yesterday in Florida. While a return previously appeared possible within the next few days, there’s now no set timetable for his return. Since he has almost missed a month at this point, the Blue Jays might prefer to have him play a minor league rehab game or two before coming off the disabled list.

Encarnacion, 31, is batting .277/.368/.591 with 26 home runs and 70 RBI over 88 games this season. The Blue Jays are 7-8 since he hit the shelf.

  1. garybrian - Jul 26, 2014 at 12:33 PM

    Don’t rush him back. It won’t work out in the end!

    • jaysfan64 - Jul 26, 2014 at 12:38 PM

      Agreed – Gibbons implied the other day that they were desparate for him to return (because they are)…I hope sanity prevails here…

  2. APBA Guy - Jul 26, 2014 at 2:01 PM

    Stephania Bell over at the world-wide leader mentioned in her post-all-star game injury article that quad injury duration is tough to predict. These ‘minor” set-backs occur all the time. As much as sluggers load up and torque, having their legs under them is mandatory for success. Just look at Joey Votto. Same injury, basically, but he tried playing through it and he had zero power.

  3. proudlycanadian - Jul 26, 2014 at 2:23 PM

    Ouch

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