Edwin Encarnacion’s full name is Edwin Elpidio Encarnacion who is a Dominician professional baseball first baseman and also designated hitter for the ‘Toronto Blue Jays’ of major league baseball. He was born on 7th of January in the year 1983 and currently has reached the age of 32. His nationality is Dominican and ethnicity is English. He initially played for the ‘Cincinnati Reds’ in which he had the position of a third baseman.
The player was drafted by the ‘Texas Rangers’ in the 9th round of the ‘2000 amateur draft’ and signed a contract with them. He was traded along with Ruben Mateo on June 15, 2001 to the Cincinnati Reds in replace of the pitcher, Rob Bell. Encarnacion made his big league debut on 24th of June in 2005 and played a total of 69 games. He ended with z9 home runs, 232 batting average and 31 RBI.
In the season of the year 2006, he played 117 games in total for the team of Reds and battled .276 with home runs of 15 and 72 RBI. He was able to win the title of National League Player from August 7th to 13th. He began the year slowly where he was seen struggling to bat over in 2007. Later in the year 2008, he set his career height in games he involved and the home runs he made.
On July 31, 2009, he along with the right-handed pitchers named Zach Stewart and Josh Roenicke traded to the ‘Toronto Blues’. It was reported that the manager of the Blues was only interested in taking Stewart and Roenicke but Cincinnati would never accept the deal until and unless Encarnacion was also chosen for the team. Gregor Chisholm named this trade as the number four in the season trade later in Blue Jays franchise history.
He suffered from 1st and 2nd degree burns to his forehead and the right part of his face when a rocker firecracker hit him in the jaw and exploded very close to his mouth. He was transferred to a Miami hospital after initially being treated near his Dominican Republic home during the offseason. He again missed nearly 30 games through April and May in 2010 because of his right arm injury and later returned on 18th of May in 2010.
He hit his 4th grand slam of his career in a game against the ‘Seattle Mariners’ on 28th April of 2012 in the eight innings leading the Blue Jays. He hit his 200th career home run on 8th May of 2014 and was titled the American League Player for the week from May 5th to 11th.
The player with the extra ordinary biography has an estimated net worth of 14 million dollars which is a god salary has girlfriend named Jennifer Pena who is the daughter of Tony Pena. He is not married yet so he doesn’t have a wife but he is not a gay. He has a wide range of fan following which can be seen through his twitter account. He came in the limelight with the hat trick he hit in a game and remarkable stats in his previous games that enlighten his wiki.