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05:15  17 june  2019
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Report: Yankees acquire Edwin Encarnación from Mariners

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Edwin Encarnacion gives the Yankees a lineup logjam that manager Aaron Boone will have to solve, and the hulking first baseman doesn't solve their starting pitching woes. Still, the move makes the Yankees a veritable home run factory at a low cost and greatly impacts the AL playoff race.

Edwin Elpidio Encarnación (born January 7, 1983) is a Dominican professional baseball first baseman and designated hitter for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Edwin Encarnacion will probably enjoy hitting at Yankee Stadium© Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports The 2019 season hasn’t gone how the New York Yankees expected based on the number of days impact players have spent on the injured list. Manager Aaron Boone‘s club hasn’t let that stop it from racking up a 43-27 record, however, good for first place in the American League East.

New York is set to begin an important series at home against the Tampa Bay Rays, who are just a half-game behind the Yankees in the standings. The Bombers are expected to get some thunder back in the lineup Tuesday by activating Giancarlo Stanton, but more thunder is coming Monday with Edwin Encarnacion‘s arrival.

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Seattle Mariners' Edwin Encarnacion , right, hits a two-run home run as Los Angeles Angels catcher Jonathan Lucroy watches during the seventh inning of a " Edwin did great things here for us. I really think a lot of him, how he went about his business here, knowing that this could probably happen

What to expect from new Yankees slugger Edwin Encarnacion , who was acquired from the Mariners on Saturday night. Seattle Mariners designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion rounds the bases after hitting a single-run homer against Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco in the second

Encarnacion, whose 21 dingers lead the AL, was acquired by the Yankees from the Seattle Mariners over the weekend. As the Bronx Bombers keep getting healthy — let’s not forget that Aaron Judge is also close to returning — this acquisition will make it fun (and hard) for Boone to fill out a lineup card. ESPN’s Buster Olney provided one example in the below tweet:

That’s…a tough gauntlet for opposing pitchers (and a great picture of Edwin).

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Slugger Edwin Encarnacion is hoping to play again this postseason after spraining his right ankle during a frightening moment in Game 2 of the AL Manager Terry Francona said Encarnacion probably won't start Game 3 Sunday night at Yankee Stadium as the Indians try for a sweep.

Headlines. Yankees Acquire Edwin Encarnacion . Noah Syndergaard Leaves Game Due To The addition of Encarnacion will all but guarantee that New York exceeds the second-highest Guess you missed the baseball rule that says both teams get a chance to hit at Yankee Stadium …doesn’t

Despite registering his fourth consecutive year of 30-plus homers and 100-plus RBI in 2018, the right-handed slugger did take a small step back in his overall production. His 32 homers were the fewest he’d hit since 2014, while his 115 wRC+ and 1.7 fWAR were both the lowest they’d been since 2011.

In Encarnacion's stint with Seattle, however, his previous levels of production have seemed to return. He’s already got those 21 homers, pairing it with a 139 wRC+ and 1.7 fWAR through 289 plate appearances.

Even though his 39.7% hard-hit rate represents a slight decrease from last year (42.4%), Encarnacion has amped up his fly-ball rate (43.7% to 48.7%) and pull rate (45.6% to 52.9%). It also helps that he’s absolutely pounding sinkers, curveballs and changeups.

Encarnacion has hit 12 of his 21 homers off those pitches (four for each), and he doesn’t have lower than a .455 ISO or 217 wRC+ against any of them. Looks like the 36-year-old has consistently found a way to capitalize when opposing pitchers make a mistake.

Tanaka Ks 10 in 2-hitter, Yankees blank Rays 3-0 to up lead

Tanaka Ks 10 in 2-hitter, Yankees blank Rays 3-0 to up lead NEW YORK (AP) — Masahiro Tanaka pitched a two-hitter with 10 strikeouts for his fourth major league shutout, and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-0 on Monday night to increase their slim lead in the AL East. DJ LeMahieu hit a two-run homer off Yonny Chirinos, and Cameron Maybin homered in his third consecutive game. That was all a dominant Tanaka (5-5) needed while throwing 76 of 111 pitches for strikes in his seventh complete game since coming over from Japan. Edwin Encarnación received an enthusiastic ovation from fans in his Yankees debut after being acquired from Seattle in a trade late Saturday night.

The Yankees acquired 1B/DH Edwin Encarnacion from the Mariners on Saturday night. LeMahieu will still play all over the infield and there will be plenty of third base time for Urshela. But the Yankees probably believe a bit more in LeMahieu’s bat than Urshela’s.

Encarnacion has long enjoyed hitting against the Yankees , hitting 26 of his career 401 homers and owning a career .833 OPS against them. He has hit 18 homers in 69 career games at Yankee Stadium .

Although Yankee Stadium hasn’t appeared to be as much of a launching pad in 2019 as it has been in recent seasons, it’s still a very hitter-friendly park. Adding a power hitter with Encarnacion’s track record (401 career homers) should play quite well in the Boogie Down.

He’s appeared in 69 games against New York as a visiting player (nice). That’s led to a .263/.330/.510 slash with 18 homers and 43 RBI in just 288 plate appearances. Coincidentally enough, that’s almost identical to his current 2019 numbers (21 homers, 49 RBI in 289 plate appearances).

The Yankees’ lineup was already scary to think about as they continue getting impact players healthy. This seemingly brings it to a whole other level.

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