TSN TV Schedule TSN2 TV Schedule
MLB

Jays' Encarnacion named AL player of the week

{eot}
The Canadian Press
7/29/2013 3:54:15 PM
Decrease Text SizeIncrease Text Size
Text Size

TORONTO -- Edwin Encarnacion of the Blue Jays has been named American League player of the week.

Last week Encarnacion hit .520 in seven games with three doubles, two home runs and eight RBI. On Friday he became the second player in Toronto franchise history to hit two homers in the same inning.

"He's had another great year," manager John Gibbons said Friday. "You look, he's been steady all year. Early on, he hit into a lot of tough luck early in the season, but I think he's been as steady, probably, as anybody in baseball."

Encarnacion was an AL all-star and is hitting .278 with 28 homers and 82 RBI. That's even more impressive when considering he hit .238 in the first month of the season.

"Edwin's a pro," Blue Jays pitcher R.A. Dickey said. "When he was struggling early this year everybody knew it was all going to kind of catch up."

Encarnacion is the first member of the Blue Jays to earn AL player of the week honours since catcher J.P. Arencibia did so in May 2012.

Edwin Encarnacion (Photo: Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

zoom

(Photo: Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
Share This

Share This

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to FarkAdd to TwitterAdd to Stumble UponAdd to Reddit
Print this Story



Canadians in MLB

Canadians in the Majors

Take a look at the early-season results from all of Canada's Major League representatives. More...

The Boys of Summer

MLB Preview 2014

It's time for another season of Major League Baseball. Get primed for 2014 with previews for all 30 teams including Scott MacArthur's look at what to expect from the Toronto Blue Jays.


American League: East | Central | West
National League: East | Central | West
Toronto Blue Jays

Free Agency: American League | National League

Podcasts

TSN 1050: Mike Richards in the Morning: April 21 - Dirk Hayhurst

TSN 1050 Blue Jays Analyst Dirk Hayhurst joined Mike Richards in the Morning to talk about the Toronto Blue Jays' play lately.

TSN 1050: The Bryan Hayes Show: April 18 - Scott MacArthur

TSN 1050 Blue Jays Reporter Scott MacArthur discussed the embarrassing loss that the Blue Jays experienced against the Twins.

TSN 690 - Melnick in the Afternoon - Orlando Cabrera - April 10th

Mitch, Rod and Gallo welcome former Montreal Expo shortstop and 2004 World Series Champion Orlando Cabrera to the show.


More Podcasts

© 2014
All rights reserved.
Bell Media Television