TSN TV Schedule TSN2 TV Schedule

Jays' Encarnacion named AL player of the week

{eot}
The Canadian Press
7/29/2013 3:54:15 PM
Decrease Text SizeIncrease Text Size
Text Size

TORONTO -- Edwin Encarnacion of the Blue Jays has been named American League player of the week.

Last week Encarnacion hit .520 in seven games with three doubles, two home runs and eight RBI. On Friday he became the second player in Toronto franchise history to hit two homers in the same inning.

"He's had another great year," manager John Gibbons said Friday. "You look, he's been steady all year. Early on, he hit into a lot of tough luck early in the season, but I think he's been as steady, probably, as anybody in baseball."

Encarnacion was an AL all-star and is hitting .278 with 28 homers and 82 RBI. That's even more impressive when considering he hit .238 in the first month of the season.

"Edwin's a pro," Blue Jays pitcher R.A. Dickey said. "When he was struggling early this year everybody knew it was all going to kind of catch up."

Encarnacion is the first member of the Blue Jays to earn AL player of the week honours since catcher J.P. Arencibia did so in May 2012.

Edwin Encarnacion (Photo: Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

zoom

(Photo: Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
Share This

Share This

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to FarkAdd to TwitterAdd to Stumble UponAdd to Reddit
Print this Story


Blue Jays on TSN Radio 1050

TSN 1050 baseball insider Scott MacArthur provides daily coverage of the Blue Jays.


Jays Watch | Latest on the Jays


@
 | Wed. at 7:07pm | Buchholz vs. Dickey
@
 | W 7-3 | W: Happ | L: Peavy

Maple Leafs on TSN Radio 1050

TSN 1050 is the home of the Leafs with Jonas Siegel providing daily coverage in his Leaf Report.


Latest on the Leafs


 | Free Agency Tracker
 | DraftCentre

Raptors on TSN Radio 1050

TSN 1050 is the home of the Raptors with Josh Lewenberg providing coverage in his Raptors Report.


Latest on the Raptors


 | Free Agency Tracker
 | NBA Draft

Argos on TSN Radio 1050

TSN 1050 is the official broadcaster of the Argos with Mike Hogan providing coverage in his Argos Report.


Argos Hashmarks | Argos on TSN 1050 Schedule


@
 | Saturday at 10pm | (TSN 1050)
@
 | L 18-17 | Ray: 298y | Maher: 6 FG

Toronto FC on TSN Radio 1050

TSN 1050's Gareth Wheeler provides coverage of TFC matches including pre-game shows live from BMO Field


Latest on TFC | TFC on TSN 1050 Schedule


@
 | Saturday at 7pm |
@
 | D 2-2 | Gilberto, Oduro | Bruin, Barnes
TSN TweetBox

Connect with TSN Radio 1050

Email us at live@tsn1050.ca

Text your comments to 105050 (standard message rates apply) Details

Or

Text inquiries to 105050 (standard message rates apply) Details

Follow on Twitter: @TSN1050Radio

Call us at 416-870-1050 or Toll Free Across Canada: 855-591-6876

Advertising: Call: 416-384-2900. Or email: advertising@tsn1050.ca

© 2014
All rights reserved.
Bell Media Television