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The Blue Jays plan to use Edwin Encarnacion all over the diamond next season.
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The Toronto Blue Jays have picked up their $3.5 million contract option on infielder Edwin Encarnacion for next season and declined an option on reliever Jon Rauch.
The 28-year-old Encarnacion appeared in 134 games as a third baseman, first baseman and designated hitter last season. He hit .272 with 36 doubles, 17 home runs and 55 RBIs.
Rauch, 33, appeared in 53 games for Toronto...
The Toronto Blue Jays have picked up infielder Edwin Encarnacion's $3.5 million option for next season.
The club also declined their option on right-handed reliever Jon Rauch.
Encarnacion, 28, hit .272 with 17 homers, 36 doubles and 55 RBIs in 134 games last season.
Rauch went 5-4 with 11 saves and a 4.85 ERA in 53 games out of the bullpen.
Toronto Blue Jays
Declined 2012 club option on RHP Jon Rauch. [10/31]
Exercised 2012 club option on E6-R Edwin Encarnacion. [10/31]
Bookmark Rauch’s player page if you think a volatile reliever example will come in handy this offseason. Rauch entered 2011 having tossed 50-plus innings with better than league-average earned run averages in five-straight seasons. True to form...
In unsurprising news, Tony LaCava was offered the job as the General Manager of the Baltimore Orioles today, after meeting with owner Peter Angelos yesterday.In surprising news, he turned down the offer, electing to remain with the Toronto Blue Jays, saying he prioritized his relationship with Alex Anthopolous and wanted to see through the job they had begun in Toronto.
The Blue Jays brought Edwin Encarnacion back into the fold on Monday by exercising their $3.5 million option on the designated hitter for the 2012 season. Toronto faced a similar scenario with veteran right-hander Jon Rauch, but opted to buy out the final year of his contract for $250,000.
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