Another one of the Blue Jays injured stars is on his way to rejoin the team in Chicago today after a short rehab stint in Buffalo. Edwin Encarnacion played two games with the Bisons this week going 2-8 with a monster grand slam in his first game against Norfolk:
This season Encarnacion has played in 88 games with the Blue Jays, hitting .277/.368/.591 with 26 home runs, which leads the team. He's also second on the team behind Jose Bautista in terms of rWAR and will be a welcome addition back to a squad that struggled mightily as of late to score runs. With both Adam Lind and Edwin Encarnacion returning to the lineup this week, the only injured Blue Jay still expected to return and make a contribution this season is Brett Lawrie who is projected to be back in September.
BREAKING: Encarnacion leaves #Bisons to join #Bluejays in Chicago. Story upcoming at http://t.co/QRgMZSJsaN. Lineup: pic.twitter.com/J8uZOCPlvF— Mike Harrington (@BNHarrington) August 14, 2014
A corresponding move has not yet been announced and it will be interesting to see what the Blue Jays do. If the team wants to platoon Steve Tolleson and Munenori Kawasaki at second base and Juan Francisco and Danny Valencia at third base, then one of Anthony Gose or Nolan Reimold will be on their way off the roster.