Indians, Encarnacion Reach Contract Agreement

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The Cleveland Indians and designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion have agreed to a 3-year, $60 million contract agreement.

Encarnacion, 33, has been in the MLB for 12 seasons and has played for 2 different teams. This past season, he played in 160 games and bat .263 with 158 hits, 99 runs scored, 42 home runs, 127 runs batted in, and 2 stolen bases. Over his 12-year MLB career, Encarnacion has played in 1,513 games and has a .266 batting average with 1,439 hits, 829 runs scored, 310 home runs, 942 runs batted in, and 56 stolen bases.

Encarnacion’s career highs in a single MLB season are a .289 batting average (2007 with the Cincinnati Reds), 158 hits (2016 with the Toronto Blue Jays), 99 runs scored (2016 with the Blue Jays), 42 home runs (2012 and 2016 with the Blue Jays), 127 runs batted in (2016 with the Blue Jays), and 13 stolen bases (2012 with the Blue Jays).

 

-Asher Fair

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