Edwin Encarnacion

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Quick Facts

Date of Birth January 7, 1983
Nationality Dominican
Profession Professional Baseball Player
Working for Toronto Blue Jays
Ethnicity Dominican/English
Net Worth(s) $14 million
Name on Birth Edwin Elpidio Encarnacion
Height 6ft 1in (1.85 m)
Weight 230 lbs (104.3 kg)
Eye Color Brown – Dark
Hair Color Black
Twitter @Encadwin
Age 38 Years

Edwin Encarnacion salary in 2017 has increased to 13 million dollars per year. Edwin Encarnacion salary was not much at the beginning of his career. Edwin Encarnacion salary gradually increased in 2017. Edwin Encarnacion salary increment is mainly due to his awesome playing style and focuses on his games. He is Dominican and is of English ethnicity. He is the idol of many people and is loved my large number of people.


Edwin Encarnacion is a Dominican professional baseball first baseman. he is designated hitter for the Cleveland Indians of the Major League Baseball (MLB). He is well known all over the world for his "walking the parrot" home-run celebration.


Edwin Encarnacion birth name is Edwin Elpidio Encarnacion. He was born in La Romana, Dominican Republic. He was born on January 7, 1983. His current age is 34 as of now.

Early life and Education

Edwin Encarnacion born in the Dominican Republic is the son of Elpidio Encarnacion and Mireya Rivera. His father Elpidio Encarnacion is a track and field coach. He initially played for the Cincinnati Reds. He is the 3rd child among the three sons and one daughter. After his father took a job coaching at a Puerto Rican College, he split time as a high school student between his native country and Puerto Rico. His stay in Puerto Rican residence made him eligible for the Major League Baseball draft.

Edwin Encarnacion Professional Career

Edwin Encarnacion started his career with the Texas Rangers. Later he was traded to Cincinnati Reds on June 15, 2001. On June 24, 2005, he made his Major League Baseball debut and played in 69 games. He finished the season with .232 batting, 9 home runs, and 31 runs batted in RBIs. He played 117 games for the Reds, and batted .276 with 72 RBIs and 15 home runs in the year 2006. He won the National League Player of the Week award. He started his 2007 season very slowly. He was also benched by then manager Jerry Narron for not running out a fly ball. He was demoted to the Reds' Triple-A affiliate, the Louisville Bats on May 10, 2017. On May 22, 2007, he was later recalled to the Major Leagues. He finished the season with .289 batting with 16 home runs and 76 RBI. In 2008 season, he batted .251 with 26 home runs and 68 RBIs in 146 games. In 2009 season, he played in 43 games with the Reds and finished the season with batting .209 with 5 home runs and 16 RBIs.

He was then traded to the Toronto Blue Jays on July 31, 2009. He played in 42 games for Toronto Blue Jays with batting .240, 8 home runs and 23 RBIs. He was injured during the off seasons for which he had to skip only a few games. He signed a one-year deal with the Blue Jays on December 16, 2010, worth 2.5 million dollars. He finished the 2013 season with a .272 average, 104 RBIs, and 36 home runs. In a game against the Kansas City Royals, he hit 2 home runs for a total of 18 on the season on May 29.

Later on January 5, 2017, he signed a 3-year contract with the Cleveland Indians worth 60 million dollars. He hit a home run against the Texas Rangers on an opening day. Edwin Encarnacion stats are impressive. Edwin Encarnacion stats are different for pitching, fielding, and batting.

Edwin Encarnacion jersey number is 00. Edwin Encarnacion jersey is loved by many people and a lot of his fans wear a jersey of his number. Edwin Encarnacion home runs till date is 320. If he continues to play this way Edwin Encarnacion home runs are going to increase.

Edwin Encarnacion salary is handsome. Edwin Encarnacion salary was low before he joined Cleveland Indians. Edwin Encarnacion salary is projected to increase in future. 

Personal life and Spouse

Edwin Encarnacion is not a married man. Edwin Encarnacion has been dating Jennifer Pena who is the daughter of Tony Pena. The duo is currently not planning for marriage.

Awards, Achievements, and Recognition

Edwin Encarnacion has been honored many times for his outstanding performances. He is a three-time All-Star winner in the years 2013, 2014, and 2015. He also won the AL RBI Leader in the year 2016. With the spirit and hard work he does, he is undoubtedly going to be honored many times. Edwin Encarnacion has gained worldwide popularity as a famous Dominican professional baseball first baseman and is loved, praised and admired by millions of people all around the world.

Edwin Encarnacion is also active on different social sites like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and much more. To know more about him one can follow him on the mentioned social sites.


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