The A’s have claimed 27-year old righty swinging 3B Edwin Encarnacion off waivers from the Blue Jays. Encarnacion played in 96 games for the Blue Jays last year and he was 81 of 332 (.244 avg, .787 OPS) with 47 runs scored, 21 homers and 51 RBIs. He has now played in 652 games in six years in the majors and he is 580 of 2,250 (.258 avg, .790 OPS) with 308 runs scored, 100 homers, 337 RBIs and 21 stolen bases. This was a good move for the A’s who are trying to improve the offense for 2011 and adding Encarnacion & David DeJesus is a good start.
UPDATE: (12/2/2010) – The A’s have decided not to tender a contract to Edwin Encarnacion making him a free agent.