Found July 12, 2012 on Fox Sports:
One of this year's biggest bats is all but officially off the trade market. The Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday announced a three-year, $27 million contract with designated hitter/first baseman Edwin Encarnacion. The deal includes a $10 million club option for 2016. Encarnacion would have become a free agent at the end of the season, so many in the industry had wondered if Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos would entertain thoughts of trading him before the July 31 non-waiver deadline. Encarnacion, 29, was viewed as an All-Star Game snub, after batting .295 with 23 home runs and 58 RBI in 83 games. The Blue Jays enter the second half with a 43-43 record, tied with the Boston Red Sox for fourth in the American League East. They are only 2 1/2 games out in the wild card standings.

Blue Jays Bet on Edwin Encarnacion’s Power

Edwin Encarnacion has been one of the league’s biggest breakout players in 2012. He carried a .295/.382/.565 line into the break (all career highs) and with 23 home runs, he sits just three away from his career high set back in 2008 with Cincinnati. Thursday afternoon the Blue Jays rewarded Encarnacion, signing him to a three-year, $29 million contract. Encarnacion has always...

Jays sign Encarnacion to 3-year deal

Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion has signed a three-year contract extension. The $27 million deal announced Thursday includes a $10 million club option for the 2016 season. The 29-year-old native of La Romana, Dominican Republic, is having a breakout offensive year. He is batting .295 with 23 home runs and 58 RBIs. Encarnacion is tied for fourth in the American League...

Blue Jays give Edwin Encarnacion a three-year extension

The Toronto Blue Jays seemingly pulled one of the best hitters off of the trade market today by giving DH Edwin Encarnacion a three-year, $27 million extension. The deal also has a $10 million option for 2016. Encarnacion is having one of the best years of his career so far in 2012, homering 23 times with a .947 OPS. Encarnacion has primarily been Toronto's DH this year...

Blue Jays sign Encarnacion to three-year deal

The Blue Jays and infielder Edwin Encarnacion agreed a three-year, $27 million contract, awarding him for his career season in 2012. The 29-year-old is batting .295 with 23 home runs and 58 RBIs this season. Encarnacion can play first base and third base. He's tied for fifth in baseball in home runs and in the top 15 in runs batted in. The signing puts to rest rumors that...

Dodgers Can Scratch Edwin Encarnacion Off Their List

My hopes of a Chad Billingsley, Edwin Encarnacion trade was just blown to smithereens this morning. According to Ben Nicholson-Smith of MLB Trade Rumors, the Toronto Blue Jays have signed Edwin Encarnacion to a three-year $27MM contract, which also includes a fourth year option. I hate the Blue Jays right now, but I'm certainly glad to see them put together a contending...

Blue Jays sign Edwin Encarnacion to a three-year deal

The Toronto Blue Jays announced that they have signed veteran corner infielder Edwin Encarnacion to a three-year, $27-million deal. The deal also includes a $10 million club option for 2016. During this past few months, we've heard the Blue Jays' intention of keeping Encarnacion around. Encarnacion, 29, is having a great season with the Blue Jays this year hitting .295/.382...

One year, one trade, three teams and four DFAs later, David Pauley returns to the Mariners... ...

A year ago today, David Pauley was a member of the Seattle Mariners bullpen.  One could argue he was a key member having posted a 2.15 ERA and 0.99 WHIP in just over 54 innings of work for the M's that season.  That had to be a pretty good feeling considering that he had just turned 28, wasn't much of a prospect, having topped out as the #26 prospect in the Boston organization...

The WFNY Podcast: Talkin’ Tribe At The Break

Recorded before this evening’s 1-0 win over the Toronto Blue Jays to start the second half of the Major League Baseball season, I talked Indians Baseball with one of the Tribe Elite and my brother, Matt Dery of WXYT 97.1 The Ticket in Detroit. Matt’s two great loves in his life are his family and the Indians. You get both of those in this podcast. We joined forces this afternoon...

What You Need to Know: Friday, July 13 by Daniel Rathman

The All-Star Break Takeaway Less than 14 months ago, the Blue Jays were “struggling to find a place for Edwin Encarnacion, his wounded psyche, and his glaring deficiencies.” Now, the 29-year-old has inked a three-year, $29 million extension that could keep him in Toronto through at least the 2015 season, with a club option worth $10 million for 2016. R.J. Anderson will analyze...
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