Found July 02, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
The Toronto Blue Jays scratched Edwin Encarnacion from yesterday’s contest because of a sore left hamstring. Manager John Gibbons told reporters – including Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com – that Encarnacion’s hamstring was giving the slugger issues during pregame warm-ups. "[Sunday] his hamstring tightened up on him and today when he was down in the cage getting ready for the game it was grabbing him, something there that wasn't normal," Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said after his club's 8-3 victory over the Tigers on Monday afternoon. "It made sense to give him the day, we don't want that to turn into anything major. Hopefully it's not a long-term thing, we don't think it will be." Based on Gibbon’s comments, the Blue Jays don’t expect to be without Encarnacion for an extended period of time. Before suffering the hamstring ailment, Encarnacion was dealing with a wrist injury. Encarnacion broke out in a big way for the Jays last season, posting an OPS while tallying 42 home runs. This has carried over to 2013, as he’s hit an impressive .270/.350/.537 with 15 doubles and 23 home runs so far this season. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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